Production preview from Detroit
Attendees of the 2005 North American International Auto Show in the
"Motor City" this January were treated to nearly 70
vehicle introductions, 24 of which were worldwide production cars
and trucks. AEI editors present the technical highlights of some of
the more significant 2005 and 2006 production vehicles.
Significantly this year, the cars we've highlighted outnumber
trucks by more than two to one.
DSPs start progressing
Math processors will help to provide more functionality in the
cabin and improve motion contorl throughout the vehicle.
Sliding doors the Toyota way
Door openings are about more than hinges and pillars, according to
the Japanese automaker.
Hybrid technology is gaining in popularity, broadening its scope to
embrace performance, and driving industry collaborations.
SAE 2005 World Congress preview
General Motors is host company of the April 11-14 event, and has
high expectations for its success in SAE's centennial
PSA's new design center will improve collaboration between
teams while preserving individual brand identity, according to the
SAE 100 Future look: When an automotive designer is asked to
envision a vehicle of the future, the response is likely to be,
"Define the society of the future and I can create a vehicle
responsive to that society."
Tomorrow's smart car will make drivers better,
SAE 100 Future look: Driving on today's expressways is as
dangerous as ever. Drivers face the daily challenges of extremely
congested roads and distractions from cell phones, passengers, and
even in-vehicle DVD systems.
Powertrain electronics: a systems
SAE 100 Future look: Market forces, driven by consumer and
regulatory demands, coupled with advances in technology, have
created tremendous opportunities for engineering innovation.
Telematics to focus on OEM ROI
SAE 100 Future look: It is no secret that a couple yearas ago many
in the automotive industry wrote off telematics as a dead issue.
That chapter has long since passed, and what you will see emerge in
the coming years is a reborn telematics industry that has little
resemblance to what we have seen in the past.
A gateway to the connected car
SAE 100 Future look: Each generation of cars has not only brought
drivers sleeker designs and more powerful engines, but also more
advanced electronics in the form of features such as satellite
radio and navigation.
This special edition of Product Briefs highlights some of the
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