Automotive Engineering International 2008-11-01

Automotive Engineering International 2008-11-01
    • Managing software growth
      An increased emphasis on modeling and autocoding makes it easier to add software-based features and functions, driving a sea change in the way complex automotive systems are designed.
    • Going beyond Bin 5 and Euro 5
      An early look at some of the emissions-control and aftertreatment technologies and tools aimed at helping automakers meet future U.S. and European regulations.
    • Finding flexibility
      Although automation is important to achieving flexibility, manufacturers cannot neglect product design, manufacturing processes, and personnel.
    • Looking for a little help
      Automotive companies increasingly look outside, offshore to get complex designs finished quickly.
    • The autonomous future
      Like it or not, cars that drive themselves are on the horizon. Will you trade control for safety?
    • Dodge Ram
      A keen focus on fuel economy centers on improved aerodynamics, powertrain efficiency, and weight-reducing technologies.
    • Honda Pilot
      The eight-passenger SUV adds inches and content, but still watches its weight.
    • Ford F-150
      The 2009 F-150 brings greater vehicle efficiency, refinement, and feature content.