Drivetrains: Challenging the design
A researcher from the Southwest Research Institute focuses on one
of the most immediate and dramatic changes of powertrain design:
the introduction of CVTs.
Elastohydrodynamic lubricants for CVTs
In metal-to-metal continously variable transmissions, EHLs
momentarily become part of the machinery, allowing for a much
higher traction coefficient than is possible with hydrodynamic
Hybrid vehicle dynamics
Toyota engineers combined electronic control of the Estima
minivan's breaking and driving functions to create its new
Vehicle Dynamics Management system, resulting in improved
environmental and vehicle performance.
Jeep Commander 2
Chrysler Group engineers provide an inside look at one of the
pioneering methanol fuel reforming fuel-cell concept vehicles.
Improving SUV fuel economy
Delphi is pursuing a strategy of engine shutdown and adding torque
from an electric motor with its new 42-V integrated
Retractable metal roofs are replacing fabric tops on some
convertible passenger cars to provide the comfort, quietness,
styling, and solid structure of coupes in vehicles with open-air