Automotive Engineering International 2006-12-01

Automotive Engineering International 2006-12-01
    • 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 time.