Automotive Engineering International 2002-10-01

Automotive Engineering International 2002-10-01
    • A controlling interest
      Motorola's Scott Anderson provides insight on how electronic controllers are making cars safer, better-performing, and more fun.
    • Software support for telematics
      Microsoft's Automotive Business Unit is focusing on the convergence of Internet technologies with vehicle systems through the deployment of Windows CE and .NET software platforms.
    • Cadillac CTS
      The company's latest passenger car ushers in a new era of Cadillac performance with the V-series.
    • Lincoln Navigator
      Redesigned for the first time since its 1997 launch, the full-size SUV not only looks different from the original version, it feels different, too.
    • A heavy-duty RAM
      Chrysler Group engineers have included several firsts for the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups, including side curtain airbags and power adjustable pedals.
    • Enzo Ferrari: the car
      Ferrari is planning to build 349 copies of its "extreme sports car," which embraces a raft of Formula One technologies.
    • Maybach 57 and 62
      DaimlerChrysler resurrects a top Gemran brand from the 1920s and 1930s with two models measuring 5.7 and 6.2 m (18.8 and 20.0 ft), both powered by a newly designed 5.5-L bi-turbo V12 engine.
    • Convergence technology on display
      Driver distraction will be among the many vehicle electronics subjects explored at this biennial conference, where OEMs and suppliers exhibit their latest technologies on the show floor and in technical sessions.
    • Nissan 350Z
      The company's FM platform blitz accelerates with the new sports car.