Vehicles are increasingly taking the wheel and steering themselves,
with the promise of improved comfort, handling, and safety.
Reflections of a product-development
Bob Lutz revitalized GM's PD process by challenging its
protocols- while following his instincts for making compelling
Technology transfer, a Class 8 hybrid, and lightweighting efforts
highlight ArvinMeritor's innovation push in the
EcoBoost, DCTs, and stop-start for the
High-value, high-volume technologies are driving Ford's
near-term conventional powertrain strategy, explains engineering
chief Barb Samardzich.
Breathing new life into Chrysler
Engineering VP Scott Kunselman talks about working with Fiat,
taking the lead in vehicle-electrification, and putting the mojo
back into Chrysler's product-development team.
Watching the charge
The fusion of diagnostics and telematics may help boost electric
New tires are being designed to roll with less friction, maintain
inflation better, and use fewer petroleum-based ingredients.