LED-ing the way
Headlamps using low-power semiconductors called light-emitting
diodes have moved from concept to reality with recent production
firsts, but challenges remain in taking the technology
The drive to reduce hybrid vehicle cost while boosting efficiency
has brought new attention to stop-start and mild-hybrid
Sustainability on a small scale
Nanotechnology is a new battleground for fighting emissions and
making vehicles more environmentally friendly.
Suppliers are helping OEMs enhance interior comfort and
CO2: The next big challenge
This roundup of recent engineering developments highlights that
cutting emissions does not have to mean cutting the fun.
Clearing the air
Emissions and fuel-efficiency issues emerge collectively as the top
concern among engineers attending this year's SAE World
AEI Tech 2008 SAE Congress Awards
The editors of Automotive Engineering International highlight some
of the more innovative new products and technologies on display by
suppliers at the SAE 2008 World Congress, based on the latest
information provided by exhibiting companies.
Scale is the Holy Grail
High-volume global architectures are the new strategic weapons in
the war on vehicle development costs.