Assembly by design
The latest product development software offers new tools to improve
the body engineering process and deliver flexible manufacturing
Measure twice, cut once
The old carpenter's axiom is doubly true in the expensive realm
of motorsport, where simulations provide a more cost-effective way
to test ideas than trial-and-error.
2005 technology in review
AEI editors look back at some of the most significant engineering
and innovation stories of the past year.
The new steels
Lessons learned on where, when, why, and how to use new
higher-strength materials is an information-sharing mandate of high
Nissan showcases advanced technology
The underlying philosophy of the company's "Orchard
Concept" R&D strategy is to direct its strengthened
resources to "real, specifc technological innovation in the
car that you see on a showroom floor," providing performance
and functions that exceed customer expectations.
Technology advances, especially the increased use of networking,
are helping to reduce vehicle wire count and bulk.
Buoyed by much improved quality and customer satisfaction, Hyundai
looks to move upmarket, develop its own hybrid vehicles, and invest
in the future.