2006 Technology in review
AEI editors look back at some of the most significant engineering
and innovation stories of the past year.
A new focus on emissions
Cleaning up cold starts, adding precision are some of the
strategies being employed by powertrain and controls engineers to
further cut exhaust pollutants.
Letting the sun shine in
Increased modularity and reduced mass and complexity are the focus
of covertible-top system engineers.
Air conditioning and global warming
Europe's legislated phaseout of R-134a, remaining issues with
CO2 systems, and new proposals for R134-a replacements give
engineers many challenges, hard choices to make, and not much