Automotive Engineering International 2000-02-01

Automotive Engineering International 2000-02-01
    • Increasing the hydroforming knowledge base
      Tube hydroforming has become a viable economic alternative to various stamping and welding processes in automotive applications.
    • Controlling two-stroke engine emissions
      With the constant rich operation of two-stroke engines, common design criteria for three-way catalysts fail.
    • DaimlerChrysler technical symposium
      A year after the merger that created the new corporation, engineers from both groups came together to present a unified technical symposium to review the future direction of the new organization. Here are some highlights of the more significant technical developments.
    • Vertical complex-shape headlamp reflectors
      Another improvement in lighting technology gives designers increased flexibility in vehicle appearance with no loss in lighting performance.
    • Advances in static and dynamic exhaust system seating
      Major redesign, combined with minor improvements in simple details, returns significant benefits in sealing.
    • Remote HID headlamp system options
      Bringing the performance benefits of new technology to mainstream vehicle segments put demands on development engineering.
    • Heavy vehicle instrumentation trends in Asia
      Governments and manufacturers worldwide continue to design and develop safety and efficiency improvements for transportation.
    • Trucks: more than freight haulers
      Show exhibitors and panelists (a blue ribbon gathering of executives and engineers) at the 1999 SAE Truck & Bus Meeting & Exposition offered insights into future truck innovations, as well as examples of current innovative products.
    • Tech 2000 Awards
      AEI editors highlight the Top 50 new products to be introduced at SAE 2000 World Congress scheduled for Mar. 6-9, 2000, Cobo Center, Detroit, MI.
    • Living with the customer
      Manufacturing industries are on the verge of a whole new way of doing business.
    • International harmonization of safety research
      Governments around the world are tackling the multiple safety requirements across markets that are restricting use of common vehicle designs.
    • New fuel volatility indices
      Cold-start driveability continues to be a concern for both the automotive and oil industries.