Lighting technology is becoming more intelligent and adaptive as
OEMs and suppliers develop systems that are more integrated into
vehicle electronics systems for greater performance and
Top technologies of the year
The world's automakers and suppliers were busy in 2002
equipping production vehicles with significant new technology. The
editors review some of those significant "game changing"
innovations for the past model year.
Testing on the move
Advances in mobile data acquisition, such as those from HBM, have
helped engineers move the testing of vehicles from the laboratory
to the road.
Producing an all-new powertrain
Ford and International each revamped a plant to build a new
powertrain for Ford's super-duty trucks and Excursion sport
Making plastic parts
New ways of forming plastics for automotive components were
revealed at an annual contest sponsored by the Society of Plastics