GM's hybrid SUVs: AEI's Best Engineered
Vehicles for 2008
The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid get up to 50%
better city and 30% better combined fuel economy while still
delivering comparable performance thanks to a thorough vehicle
re-engineering and an industry-first 2-mode hybrid-powertrain.
Bright outlook for diagnostics
Telematics will augment more sophisticated data gathering, but
challenges are many.
As traditional fuels become more expensive and scarce, the biofuels
industry is scrambling to develop more sustainable sources from
Global Viewpoints: North America
In this special section, some of the North American automotive
industry's top executives discuss the latest trends and their
strategies for game-changing vehicle engineering and
Pushing the envelope
Jim Queen, GM's Vice President of Global Engineering, discusses
his company's next moves in global architectures, meeting U.S.
fuel efficiency standards--and his interest in really low-cost
Engineering from a shared perspective
Paul Mascarenas, Ford's Vice President of Engineering for the
Americas Product Development, talks about the company's new
global product development process.
Creating a global footprint
Chrysler's Frank Klegon is focused on developing a new global
D-segment platform and further OEM collaborations.
Lear on the hunt
Data-driven supplier does not wait for OEMs to tell it what they
Say no to re-engineering
Engineers at IAC are inspired to complete product development tasks
without a do-over in mind, says Maurice Sessel, Vice President of
Product Engineering at IAC North America.
Lightweighting the way
Alcoa believes aluminum is a critical component in reducing the
weight of vehicles--and making the world a better place.
Light from the darkness
Automakers and their suppliers are making greater use of hidden
LEDs along with lightpipes and microlenses to alter the look of
With record-high fuel prices, increasing efficiency through
aerodynamics takes on greater importance for pickups.
F1 moves toward hybridization
An FIA proposal for kinetic energy recovery systems in 2009
racecars is intended to make the series more relevant to road-car