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To B2B or not to B2B, that is the question major players in the
automotive industry must ask themselves as business-to-business
e-commerce -- "B2B" -- becomes the very first trend of
the 21st century. With new online alliances being forced almost
daily between OEMs and suppliers -- and with some suppliers
creating their own networks -- AEI looks at some of the most
prominent B2B players.
This review of some of the more significant vehicles from this past
year's motor shows showcases trends in design and technology
from the world's automakers.
Automotive electromagnetic emissions
Theoretical modeling and practical measurements are used to
investigate the validity of measuring electromagnetic emissions at
Assessing and analyzing driveability
Engineers use in-vehicle data-acquistion and analysis tools to
develop and refine vehicle calibrations for good driveability
Comparison of frontal crash test pulses
The severity of the full frontal rigid barrier test and sled test
is compared to that of the vehicle-to-vehicle crash test.
Side-impact testing for occupant
A new device and test methodology can simulate side-impact crashes
accurately using a frontal crash simulator and two hydraulic brake
ISO 14001 delivers profits
Registering to the international environmental quality standard
pays off in several ways.
Redesigning work processes and computing
Technology is having a profound impact on the product development
process today, allowing companies to do more work, faster than ever
before, while giving them more control over their internal systems
Going beyond physical tests
Virtual testing is coming of age and is yielding good results.