Automotive Engineering International 2005-04-01

Automotive Engineering International 2005-04-01
    • Throwing their weight around
      Vehicle mass took a back seat to aesthetics, functionality, and performance when automaker executives discussed the merits of their new products at the North American International Auto Show.
    • Safety drives sensor growth
      New semiconductor technologies provide more data in a wide range of systems.
    • Wireless gains support
      Wi-Fi is seen as the link between consumer electronics and cars.
    • Supply chain migration
      As automakers ramp up operations in China, suppliers must consider the challenges as well as the opportunities of supporting them there.
    • Automakers focus on soft money
      The huge surge in software makes it a focus for cost cutting.
    • Chevrolet Corvette: AEI's Best Engineered Vehicle for 2005.
      The sixth-generation car delivers even more performance value than its predecessor, and adds greater comfort and convenience into the mix.
    • AEI Tech 2005 Awards
      The editors of Automotive Engineering International highlight some of the innovative new products and technologies on exhibit at the SAE 2005 World Congress, based on the latest information provided by suppliers.
    • A 360 of the F430
      Ferrari launches an even higher-tech, road-going supercar.
    • Racing for a solution
      The new A1 Grand Prix series, launched at the Autosport International show, borrows from other series to address motorsports' financial and safety concerns.
    • SAE 2005 Preview: Tomorrow's technology today
      To the casual observer, GM's Technology Integration Vehicle looks like a performance version of the 2005 Cadillac STS, but the combined efforts of suppliers and GM Performance Division engineers have transformed one particular Cadillac sedan into a show car with a unique pedigree.
    • Driving research
      Over the past two decades, DaimlerChrysler's research vehicles have been pushing the bounds of engineering innovation--and convention.
    • Enhancing comfort and convenience
      Plenty of work remains to bring new car concepts to reality and make existing products so affordable they can join the ranks of ubiquitous helpers such as power steering and brakes.
    • Nissan thinks small
      Unlike typical Japanese practice, the company revealed details on a handful of new compact cars and its supporting engine strategy.
    • Extending the benefits of ESC
      SAE 100 Future look: In 2005, the automotive industry celebrates 10 years of manufacturing a technology that has proven invaluable for increasing passenger vehicle safety.
    • The future of vehicle safety
      SAE 100 Future look: A decades-long effort by the auto industry and government has produced a tremendous reduction in the number of traffic fatalities in the United States.
    • A run-flat future
      SAE 100 Future look: Tires have come a long way since Harvey Firestone started the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company at the turn of the 20th century and Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone Tire in 1931.