Automotive Engineering International 2013-06-04

    • Global Viewpoints - Europe: Smartening up R&D
      As every aspect of automotive technology makes rapid advances, R&D becomes ever more complex and faces additional pressures on cost and time. In our annual report from Europe, we spoke to very senior executives about their R&D methods and the demanding criteria they face.
    • LEDs light the way for SuperTruck
      A research team developed a group of low-energy; high-output LED lamps for forward lighting that could be retrofitted into the truck's current incandescent headlamp housing and lens.
    • Plastic proliferation under the hood
      Plastic components continue to displace metal engine parts because of cost and weight advantages.