Automotive Engineering International 2000-07-01

Automotive Engineering International 2000-07-01
    • Gentlemen ... start your browsers
      To B2B or not to B2B, that is the question major players in the automotive industry must ask themselves as business-to-business e-commerce -- "B2B" -- becomes the very first trend of the 21st century. With new online alliances being forced almost daily between OEMs and suppliers -- and with some suppliers creating their own networks -- AEI looks at some of the most prominent B2B players.
    • Global Concepts
      This review of some of the more significant vehicles from this past year's motor shows showcases trends in design and technology from the world's automakers.
    • Automotive electromagnetic emissions measurements
      Theoretical modeling and practical measurements are used to investigate the validity of measuring electromagnetic emissions at close ranges.
    • Assessing and analyzing driveability
      Engineers use in-vehicle data-acquistion and analysis tools to develop and refine vehicle calibrations for good driveability performance.
    • Comparison of frontal crash test pulses
      The severity of the full frontal rigid barrier test and sled test is compared to that of the vehicle-to-vehicle crash test.
    • Side-impact testing for occupant protection
      A new device and test methodology can simulate side-impact crashes accurately using a frontal crash simulator and two hydraulic brake systems.
    • ISO 14001 delivers profits
      Registering to the international environmental quality standard pays off in several ways.
    • Redesigning work processes and computing environments
      Technology is having a profound impact on the product development process today, allowing companies to do more work, faster than ever before, while giving them more control over their internal systems and processes.
    • Going beyond physical tests
      Virtual testing is coming of age and is yielding good results.