Ultracapacitors charge ahead
The limitations of current energy-storage solutions could encourage
consideration of these alternative solutions, but more engineering
work needs to be done to reduce costs.
Technology for all
Automotive industry executives expect high-end technologies, once
considered only for inclusion in luxury cars, to increasingly make
their way into entry- and mid-level vehicles in the very near
A lot of automotive electronics ground has been covered at the
Convergence conferences past, and there's more to come at this
year's show in October.
Fueling the next generation
As hydrogen joins the battle for automotive power with gasoline and
diesel, the future could be more choices rather than one
Bringing down the noise
To reduce noise and vibration from a cylinder-on-demand engine in
three-cylinder mode, engineers at Honda R&D have developed an
active engine mount system
Longer life, less pressure, and better appearance would do us all
good, but for exhaust systems, they are mandatory--and on a tight
Timing demands get real
Real-time operating systems are being adopted to keep up with the
growing number of speedy electronics.
Simulators bring NVH testing to the forefront of the vehicle design