No hands, lots of brains
A hefty amount of computing power built with new hardware and
software architectures will be needed when vehicles begin taking
over more of the driving tasks.
Aerodynamics and flow simulations come of
With the advent of faster computers, engineers are using CFD
software as a practical tool, shaping designs early in the product
development cycle. The challenges today are in how best to use it
and by whom.
New rules shuffle the F1 deck
New turbocharged hybrid-electric power units and revised
aerodynamics may scramble the familiar order in Formula One for
Stars of the show floor
The editors of Automotive Engineering annually select from among
SAE World Congress exhibitors the technologies that meet their
criteria for a coveted 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 users. Read on for articles on the
five SAE 2014 Tech Award winners, followed by briefs on additional
show-floor highlights that we call 'What's New.'