Global Viewpoints - Europe: Smartening up
As every aspect of automotive technology makes rapid advances,
R&D becomes ever more complex and faces additional pressures on
cost and time. In our annual report from Europe, we spoke to very
senior executives about their R&D methods and the demanding
criteria they face.
LEDs light the way for SuperTruck
A research team developed a group of low-energy; high-output LED
lamps for forward lighting that could be retrofitted into the
truck's current incandescent headlamp housing and lens.
Plastic proliferation under the hood
Plastic components continue to displace metal engine parts because
of cost and weight advantages.