Automotive Engineering International 2013-03-05

    • VW bucks hybrid convention with 2013 Jetta HEV
      Rather than use a mild-mannered Atkinson-cycle ICE, VW engineers opted for a turbocharger. Their unique P2 hybrid powertrain stands alone in terms of sheer driving fun balanced with efficiency.
    • Synergies strengthen safety systems
      Complementary technologies and data sharing are enabling enhanced collision avoidance. For example, radar and camera sharing the same processor provides a higher level of safety than two separate systems.
    • A 'model' instrument panel
      ANSYS researchers implement simulation-driven product development for thermoforming of instrument panels.