Two New Books from SAE International Showcase Some of the Best Passenger Cars and Concept Cars

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 21, 2013 - Through vivid, full-color photographs and dynamic written overviews, two new books from SAE International – “2014 Passenger Car Yearbook” and  “Concept Car Year in Review: 2013” – offer readers a glimpse of some of the passenger cars and concept cars either in production or on the drawing boards today.

Both books are published for enthusiasts who are interested in future car models and their technologies, as well as practicing automotive engineers who are interested in new engineering trends such as hybrid systems, powertrain designs, automotive design, lightweighting, and materials, and new engineers who want an overview of future trends. The books include:

 

·         “2014 Passenger Car Yearbook” – Each year car manufacturers release new production models that are unique and innovative. These cars begin as concepts then go through the process of prototyping. The process of creating a new model can take years, involving extensive testing and refining of aerodynamics, safety, engine components, and vehicle styling. The production model is the result of this lengthy process, and its new technologies reflect the latest engineering standards as well as market trends.

 


The “2014 Passenger Car Yearbook” details the key engineering developments in the passenger vehicle industry of the year. Each new car model is profiled in its own chapter with one or more articles that were previously published and written by the award-winning editors of SAE International’s Automotive Engineering International magazine. The novel engineering aspects of each new model are explored in depth. Interviews with key developers and engineers are included for some of the models, providing inside details about how initial ideas evolved in the cars that consumers drive.

 

·         “Concept Car Year in Review: 2013” – The concept and prototype cars that are shown at major industry events feature cutting-edge technologies that the automotive industry wishes to preview. Often these technologies make an appearance in future production models.

 

“Concept Car Year in Review: 2013” provides insight to the key engineering ideas that were introduced in concept and prototype cars during that year. This full-color book includes articles that were previously published and written by the award-winning editors of SAE International’s Automotive Engineering International magazine about these concept cars. This book provides a preview of the technologies we could experience in our vehicles in the future. It gives the reader an inside glimpse of how new ideas for vehicles are formed and how they are implemented into the cars we drive.

For more information, including free front and back matter, or to order “2014 Passenger Car Yearbook,” visit: http://books.sae.org/et-002/

For more information, including free front and back matter, or to order “Concept Car Year in Review: 2013,” visit: http://books.sae.org/et-003/

To request an electronic review copy of either one of these books, email pr@sae.org. Forward published reviews to Shawn Andreassi at pr@sae.org or SAE International, 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale PA, 15096-0001, to receive a print copy of the book or another equivalent SAE International book.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 138,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

 

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