Mapping tomorrow's traffic
Leaders from the top design institutes believe the art of
transportation design hinges on a holistic--and
progressive--understanding of the relationships between people,
vehicles, and public space.
Seat engineers are enhancing safety, adding functions, but comfort
still reigns supreme.
Coming to life
Bio-based materials are increasingly showcased in concept
vehicles--but do they have widespread production potential?
Chevrolet supercharges the Corvette
Even an old dog like the Corvette ZR1's LS9 Small Block Chevy
can learn new tricks thanks to a supercharger and key supporting
Ford's new 2.5-L inline four for 2010 boasts advanced fuel and
ignition control, and an Atkinson-cycle variant for HEVs.
Having held back until it could offer one in all corners of the
U.S., BMW says the time is right for a 50-state diesel.
Big torque from small Mercedes diesel
Daimler's drive for efficiency has resulted in a small 2.2-L
four-cylinder engine that produces 500 N-m to power larger
Renault, Nissan share V6 diesel
Proven modular technology cuts costs of new Project V9X
Direction injection for 911
Porsche introduces the first system for a boxer engine to bring
performance enhancements as well as consumption and emissions
Jaguar reveals second-gen diesel
The 3.0-L V6 turbodiesel can produce as much as 600 N.m with the
aid of twin parallel sequential turbochargers.