Solving the driver distraction problem
Is voice-recognition technology the silver bullet? No, engineers
agree, but it has its place.
Succeeding in the alliance game
It was General Motors' Arvin F. Mueller, Chairperson of the SAE
2001 World Congress, who came up with "Succeeding in the
Alliance Game" as the theme for the March 5-8 automotive
engineering event in Detroit.
Ferrari 360 aerodynamic development
The search for downforce without aerodyamic devices, such as wings
or spoilers, led to novel solutions for the car's
Renault's Euro 3 engine
Flexible injection systems allowed Renault VI engineers to balance
many conflicting priorities in developing Europe's first
heavy-duty diesel engine with a fully electronic
high-injection-pressure common-rail injection system.
Meeting future emissions standards with diesel
AVL List believes that diesel engines could be one way to improve
the environmental acceptance of sport utility vehicles.
Next-generation adaptive cruise control
Deceleration capabilities, along with a wider operating speed
range, are some of the enhancements of Delphi's newest
All-plastic manual-clutch actuation
Engineers at Automotive Products are developing the relatively new
material application for improved economy, smaller engine
components, and new vehicle concepts such as hybrids.
AEI Tech 2001 Awards
Automotive Engineering International's editors highlight the
top products and technologies to be on display at the SAE 2001
The pursuit of a dominating diesel
Engineers at Cummins and Detroit Diesel believe the diesel engine
will assume a larger share of future light-truck sales.
Power clearcoat, a leap in paint
BMW faced challenges in both material development and systems
engineering to develop its new clearcoat technology.
Good medicine for motorsports
In a testament to the force of his influence in the world of
racing, Don Panoz garnered a lot of attention at the recent SAE
Motorsports Engineering Conference & Exposition--and he
wasn't even there.
According to Breault Research Organization, any automotive
instrument or control that needs illumination is a candidate for a
lightpipe to take light from where it is generated to where it is
Aztek body work
Use of competitive benchmarking and computer simulations by GM led
to significant improvements in vehicle NVH characteristics.