Automotive Engineering International 2009-07-01

Automotive Engineering International 2009-07-01
    • Everything but the engine
      While an economical engine is the heart of a fuel-efficient vehicle, all other components contribute as well. From tires to body styles, here is a look at vehicles technologies that save fuel.
    • Getting personal
      Electronics suppliers are developing systems for cars that help automakers adapt more functions to each driver's preferences.
    • The lithium-ion charge is on
      Multiple engineering trade-offs define the capabilities and limitations of the latest lithium-ion batteries for next-generation hybrid, plug-in, and pure-electric vehicles.
    • Braking forces
      Braking distance is one of the least important criteria when comparing braking systems, even for high-performance applications.