Automotive Engineering International 2005-02-01

Automotive Engineering International 2005-02-01
    • Concepts from Detroit
      January's North American International Auto Show was the backdrop for a number of interesting concept vehicles with cutting-edge technology and styling that foreshadows new cars and trucks of the not-too-distant future.
    • Under pressure
      One of the key building blocks for good-performing, clean, and efficient engines is precise, high-pressure fuel injection. Recent advances in diesel systems by top suppliers are helping OEMs meet increasing market demands.
    • Engineering a career in China
      As the demand for personal mobility continues to grow, so too does the demand for qualified engineers to develop the technologies that go into those vehicles.
    • Digital development
      This special section of Testing and Simulation focuses on different aspects of digital product development.
    • Asia hot on new cooling technology
      Not tied as much to aluminum as is the West, China and Russia are moving fast toward widespread use of copper and brass for radiators.
    • Introducing Ted Robertson, SAE President for 2005
      ASC's product and technology chief made his name at General Motors, but is now putting his mind to work for SAE.
    • The automobile of the future
      SAE 100 Future look: What will motoring be like 100 years from now? What sort of vehicles will we be driving? And will there even be any cars in the year 2014?
    • The changing face of vehicle interiors
      SAE 100 Future look: There's no doubt about it: Style has changed quite a bit in the past 100 years. Innovation and ingenuity have altered what today's consumers see and feel as they position themselves behind the wheel of a car.
    • The art of designing becomes a science
      SAE 100 Future look: During the past 10 to 15 years, the world's top automakers have achieved an impressive makeover of the occupant space, as they've delivered major enhancements in every area, including performance, functionality, safety, quality, craftsmanship, materials, aesthetics, ergonomics, comfort, acoustics, versatility--and more.
    • From speedometers to modern instrument clusters
      SAE 100 Future look: Modern driver information has come a long way, encompassing a whole history of automobile instrumentation that would be unimaginable without Schulze's speedometer and its technological successors.
    • Design: a new challenge for suppliers
      In today's fiercely competitive automotive industry, OEMs are asking suppliers to play an increasingly important role in the creation of value.