Introducing Dr. Rodica A. Baranescu, SAE President for
the year 2000
Rodica Baranescu, SAE President for the year 2000, talks about the
challenges she faced and the successes she enjoyed on her odyssey
to the pinnacle of the automotive engineering community.
AEI editors present the technical highlights of concepts and
production vehicles from the 2000 North American International Auto
Show in January.
Best Engineered Cars of each decade of the 20th
Readers of Automotive Engineering International voted on the best
engineered cars of each decade of the 20th Century. An overall
winner was chosen from among the entries.
Philippine Automotive Technology
The Philippine Automotive Technology Conference/Workshop will take
place Monday-Friday, April 10-14, at the Dusit Hotel Nikko in
Makati City, Manile, Philippines.
Combining mechanical- and software-test
Recent developments in both mechanical-test systems and simulation
software have produced new and important gains to accelerate and
improve the vehicle development cycle.
Governments around the world are tackling the multiple safety
requirements across markets that are restricting use of common
Fueling the fuel cell
Hydrogen is the main ingredient in the fuel-cell's diet, but
deciding how best to get it to the electrochemical power-generation
device is a tricky business.
Fuel-cell concepts and technology
Cost reduction and fueling options are the two major issues facing
auto industry OEMs and suppliers as they develop vehicles and
systems for production beginning in 2003.
The use of telematics multicontrollers may mean fewer knobs, dials,
switches, and buttons will populate automotive interiors, allowing
the instrument panel to once again become the beautiful piece of
scuplture it was back in the early days of the automobile.