Concepts from Tokyo
The Japanese brands showed an impressive number of concept vehicles
at the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show, from styling exercises in search of
what will come next, to "reference models" that are very
close to production.
Formula One technology: 2001
Engineering highlights of the recently completed season were the
return of traction control, the widespread use of launch control,
and the move toward wide V-angle engines.
Adaptive front lighting
Though there have been several early attempts at giving lighting
systems some mechanical "intelligence," Hella believes
the time is drawing near for the burgeoning capability of
processors and sensors to play a significant role in enhanced
Instrument-cluster design trends
Optrex America engineers show how automotive interior designers can
use light to their advantage in designing displays for dashboard
Top technology stories of the year
According to our readers, these are the 10 most interesting
technology stories that appeared in AEI during the past year.
A Cooperative Research Program has been formed with the assistance
of SAE to compare the environmental impact and efficiency of
standard HFC-134a, CO2, secondary-loop hydrocarbon, and enhanced
HFC-134a systems in cooling mode.