'Brands are king' is the credo for Chrysler
Senior VP of Engineering Mark Chernoby reveals what makes his
revitalized team so effective, why it's unique-and what's
missing in its connection with Fiat.
Directing Tesla's unique trajectory
JB Straubel wears far more hats than most automotive CTOs. He talks
about vehicle development, his engineering team, and what
they've got in the works.
Engineering Ford's global product
Hau Thai-Tang details how his global product development teams are
changing to keep pace with faster product cycles, greater product
diversity, and an avalanche of new technologies. (Hint: They're
benchmarking the CIA.)
Closing the hybrid control gap
Virtual sensing, architectural tweaks, and faster processors help
engineers narrow the cost gap between hybrid and conventional
An emerging crop of autonomous vehicles uses ever-vigilant sensors
to find their way and avoid collisions. The technology will be
trickling into production, but practical, fully autonomous cars
might not make it into the market until 2025.
AEI SAE 2013 Tech Awards
The editors of Automotive Engineering International annually select
from among SAE World Congress exhibitors the technologies they
judge worthy of an AEI SAE 2013 Tech Award. Judging is based on
level of design and engineering innovation, uniqueness, potential
for 'real world' production application, and potential
benefit for industry customers and end user.