Spoilt for choice
The auto industry's options list includes biofuels, hydrogen,
hybrids, fuel cells, and batteries--but will it be all, or nothing
The automotive industry spreads and grows, suppliers move to east
Europe, environmental issues are crucial--and the companies survive
that get everything right.
Hands-on solution to reduce emissions
Literally driving the environmental necessities home may support
technology in engines old and new.
Cutting emissions: more answers than
The European auto industry is struggling with alternative fuels and
emissions reduction programs, but potential solutions are many and
varied--any may become even more so.
Hydrogen, the IC engine, and the future
It may be the fuel of the future, but views vary about how hydrogen
should be used.
Making more of what we have
Fiat tackles more technology in-house, makes increased use of the
expertise and systems it has, reduces unit production time--and
considers two-cylinder turbocharged engines.
Simplifying the individual transport
Could cheap, basic vehicles with efficient low-emissions engines
start to buck the long-lasting technology trend towards ever more
Shifting into active mode
The focus is moving away from passive safety systems with an
emphasis on driver alerts and collision avoidance.
Six, seven, eight--the great gear debate
Transmissions are gaining gear ratios as OEMs search for more fuel
efficiency and refinement.
Winning on warranty
On the eve of J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study
release for 2007, automakers talk about metrics of success.