NAIAS supplier guide: what's behind the show
Seductive surfaces and shocking shapes are what catches the eye at
this annual winter mega-car-show in Detroit, but functional parts
are key to a new model's ultimate success.
The Japanese OEMs are integrating the latest-generation technology
into their newest gasoline and diesel engines, focusing the latter
on export markets such as Europe.
Hybrids pose electronics challenges
The vexing technical issues of integrating conventional and
electric propulsion systems are complicated by the push to trim
Testing ways to cut NVH costs
Traditional approaches to conducting noise, vibration, and
harshness testing are often very costly for companies, but
alternative solutions exist.
Hydrogen power for the masses
Japanese companies continue to invest in development of fuel-cell
vehicles and hydrogen production capability.
Today for Tomorrow
SAE 100 Future look: The advent of the automotive age has brought
us economic growth and social and cultural development.
Tomorrow's powertrain technology: 100 years in the
SAE 100 Future look: The SAE's 100th anniversary has all of the
engineering community reflecting on past accomplishments. But more
importantly, we look to the future to determine what will be the
technologies that carry us through the next 100 years.
BMW's powertrain for tomorrow
SAE 100 Future look: During recent years, BMW has significantly
reduced both fuel consumption and emissions in its engines, while
simultaneously increasing performance and torque.
Powering the future of mobility
SAE 100 Future look: Honda is a very young company compared to SAE
and its 100-year history.
Emissions regulations uphold 'technological
SAE 100 Future look: The automotive and transport industries are
some of the most regulated due to the strict emissions requirements
in the development of diesel engines, which affect the future of
Embedded systems and vehicle innovation
Innovation is a continual process, and embedded systems represent a
huge part of innovation in technology today.
The global automotive industry has faced considerable challenges
over the last couple of years, to the extent that industry pundits
have labeled the current environment as "the Perfect