A different automatic
Developed in conjunction with BorgWarner, Volkswagen's DSG
automatic six-speed gearbox is aimed at enthusiasts and has fuel
consumption superior to a manual gearbox.
GM and Delphi are testing adaptive cruise control and
collision-warning technologies in the hope of ultimately increasing
driver awareness and reducing driving behaviors that can lead to
Branding vehicle dynamics
The use of active systems and common hardware across several
vehicle platforms, with different calibrations and control
algorithms, can offer variations in character and brand, according
to Prodrive Automotive technology.
The drive for improved dynamics
For the new XJ, Mike Cross, Jaguar's Chief Engineer for Vehicle
Integrity, and his team aimed to preserve the isolation and feel of
the previous car, but instill the handling precision and steering
accuracy of the S-Type.
Global I4 goes PZEV
The partial-zero-emissions Focus takes advantage of the inherent
combustion efficiency of Ford's new global four-cyclinder
engine with additional refinements to offer world-class emissions
Grand-Am Daytona Prototypes
In an effort to reduce racing costs, organizers have instituted
component-sharing for cars competing in the new series.
Simulation speeds engine development
Improved up-front engineering using intelligent design and
integrated simulation tools, as well as knowledge-based expert
systems, are helping manufacturers develop better engines more
A new chapter has opened on the company's rotary-engine story
with a four-door, four-seat sports car built on a new platform that
will spawn other sports cars.