New York revival
More than 20 of the 30 new vehicle introductions at this year's
New York International Auto Show were world debuts, and cars took
center stage for the first time in a while at a North American auto
Consumers say safety is priority one, but deaths on the highway are
rising as government regulators impose tougher--and more
costly--safety standards on automotives.
Ford turns 100
Pausing to celebrate its many technical achievements of the past
century, Ford maintains its focus on being an innovation leader for
the next 100 years.
Europe's automotive industry is set to apply technology to a
greater degree than ever before.
Diesels and DCTs
Turbodiesel engines may soon power half the cars sold in Europe,
and as European roads become ever more crowded, dual-clutch and
automatic transmissions are becoming more attractive
Chassis systems integration
Major hurdles have to be overcome if the benefits of electronic
chassis and suspension systems, together with emerging near-term
systems such as steering-linked lane-keeping capability, are to be
Component miniaturization, recycling, eye-catching design, and
safety are among the goals of the European industry.