Concepts from 2003 Tokyo Motor Show
Environmental, safety, and information technology were strongly
emphasized in an impressive array of fuel-cell, hybrid, and pure
electric concept cars.
LEDs shine on
The lighting technology's compact size, power, and durability
excite designers who still long for flexibility in interior and
GM, software, and electronics
At its annual media preview of new models, the company demonstrated
how its technology investments will pay off in more features, for
more people, in more market segments.
Plastics roll into new territory
From structural members to Class A surfaces, plastics continue to
find increasingly broad application in the automotive
2003 technology in review
AEI editors look back at some of the most significant
production-intent innovations introduced over the past year.
Forging ahead in metal forming
Crude though the means may have been, humans began making and
shaping metal several millenia ago. It's a cleaner and more
refined undertaking today.
Design, engineering, supply-chain management, and other factors
pave the way for "manufacturing-that-can-turn-on-a-dime"
capability for Oshkosh Truck Corp.
Not so easily diesel
At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford Vice President of Product
Development and Chief Technical Officer Richard Parry-Jones talked
to AEI about diesel, design, and global sharing of
BMW looks to the future
New technologies being explored for production potential come from
hybrid research, Formula One racing, and aerospace