Automotive Engineering International 2008-04-01

Automotive Engineering International 2008-04-01
    • LED-ing the way
      Headlamps using low-power semiconductors called light-emitting diodes have moved from concept to reality with recent production firsts, but challenges remain in taking the technology mainstream.
    • High-value hybrids
      The drive to reduce hybrid vehicle cost while boosting efficiency has brought new attention to stop-start and mild-hybrid systems.
    • Sustainability on a small scale
      Nanotechnology is a new battleground for fighting emissions and making vehicles more environmentally friendly.
    • Sensors inside
      Suppliers are helping OEMs enhance interior comfort and convenience.
    • CO2: The next big challenge
      This roundup of recent engineering developments highlights that cutting emissions does not have to mean cutting the fun.
    • Clearing the air
      Emissions and fuel-efficiency issues emerge collectively as the top concern among engineers attending this year's SAE World Congress.
    • AEI Tech 2008 SAE Congress Awards
      The editors of Automotive Engineering International highlight some of the more innovative new products and technologies on display by suppliers at the SAE 2008 World Congress, based on the latest information provided by exhibiting companies.
    • Scale is the Holy Grail
      High-volume global architectures are the new strategic weapons in the war on vehicle development costs.