Toyota Prius: Best-Engineered Car of 2001
Following the Japanese introduction of the first-generation Pruis in 1997, the significantly re-engineered second-generation model features new technology to meet the demands of the Western market, including improved driving performance, lower emissions, and reduced costs.
Introducing Niel Schilke, SAE President for 2001
General Motors' former top engineer in Canada brings a systems engineering mentality, along with high expectations, to the SAE presidency.
Fuel cells start to look real
It is looking more and more as if the fuel-cell-powered car--the long-awaited "clean personal transportation of the future"--is moving from laboratory vision to technical reality, if not yet market actuality.
Capabilities that deliver reliable monitoring and control, as well as offer the benefit of a flexible configuration, are critical to keep pace with evolving fuel-cell technology, according to National Instruments.
This special section focuses on some of the new and innovative testing products, equipment, and technologies for use in a variety of automotive applications from the industry's suppliers.
NAIAS highlights: concepts
Since becoming an international event in 1989, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit has hosted 620 North American and worldwide introductions. This year's event was again a showcase for many new concept and production vehicle debuts.
Rearview mirror optimization
Engineers at Volvo Corp. are studying the influences that external rearview mirrors have on vehicle parameters such as drag, wind noise, and side-screen dirt deposition.