A winning iQ
SAE members voted Toyota's new microcar the Best Engineering
Vehicle for 2009. The iQ shows its smarts with brilliant packaging,
city-friendly efficiency, and superb overall execution.
Diesel or gasoline hybrids?
As the global financial crisis deepens, companies must hone their
R&D programs and attempt to choose winning technologies with
the European OEMs, in particular, debating their hybrid
With displacements headed downward but output expectations
undiminished, evolving sensor technologies and strategies are
helping to give a boost to engine performance, efficiency, and
Smooth riding ahead
Integration and continuous development are the key words as chassis
dynamics head into this century's second decade.
Building in smarter materials
Technologies that can automatically respond to changing conditions
are expected to show up increasingly in future automobiles.
Meeting the challenge of mechatronics
Traditionally separate engineering disciplines may not be capable
of handling the intelligent vehicle of today. Can an extended
vision of model-based design help?
Innovating toward profitable
This year's SAE World Congress theme, "Racing to Green
Mobility," aims to help the auto industry ensure the survival
of the planet- as well as its own long-term success.
2009 AEI Tech Awards
The editors of Automotive Engineering International highlight some
of the more innovative new products and technologies on display by
suppliers at the SAE 2009 World Congress, based on the latest
information provided by exhibiting companies.