Mapping tomorrow's traffic
Leaders from the top design institutes believe the art of transportation design hinges on a holistic--and progressive--understanding of the relationships between people, vehicles, and public space.
Seat engineers are enhancing safety, adding functions, but comfort still reigns supreme.
Coming to life
Bio-based materials are increasingly showcased in concept vehicles--but do they have widespread production potential?
Chevrolet supercharges the Corvette
Even an old dog like the Corvette ZR1's LS9 Small Block Chevy can learn new tricks thanks to a supercharger and key supporting parts.
Ford's new 2.5-L inline four for 2010 boasts advanced fuel and ignition control, and an Atkinson-cycle variant for HEVs.
Having held back until it could offer one in all corners of the U.S., BMW says the time is right for a 50-state diesel.
Big torque from small Mercedes diesel
Daimler's drive for efficiency has resulted in a small 2.2-L four-cylinder engine that produces 500 N-m to power larger vehicles.
Renault, Nissan share V6 diesel
Proven modular technology cuts costs of new Project V9X engine.
Direction injection for 911
Porsche introduces the first system for a boxer engine to bring performance enhancements as well as consumption and emissions cuts.
Jaguar reveals second-gen diesel
The 3.0-L V6 turbodiesel can produce as much as 600 N.m with the aid of twin parallel sequential turbochargers.