Safe and sensitive
Sensor fusion is the latest data sharing scheme for improving the
performance of safety systems.
BMW counts down to 1 Series
The company's latest entry in the premium compact segment comes
to market with rear-wheel drive, 50:50 weight distribution, and
longitudinally mounted engines headlined by a powerful
Chevrolet re-engineers Corvette
Although the new C6 is shorter and narrower than its predecessor,
engineers wanted "more power, more passion, more
precision" for the two-seat sportscar.
2005 Honda Odyssey
The completely re-engineered model features new technologies from
the inside out related to safety, performance, and
Chrsyler 300 / Dodge Magnum
The "it" vehicles for the 2005 model year feature
advanced technologies such as cylinder deactivation to go along
with Hemi power and distinctive styling.
Ford makes space for family vehicles
Volvo donates its P2 platform for the new Ford Five Hundred,
Freestyle, and Mercury Montego.
Lotus adapts to the U.S.
The company hopes the re-engineered Elise can out-manuever its
competition by showing the importance of performance through light
Exerting greater control
Controller architectures shift and add functionality as overall
Let there be (more) light
Sunroofs and skylights have gone from leaky aftermarket
afterthoughts to profitable features designed into new cars from
Automakers have had--and continue to seek--greater use of new and
advanced metals, especially for light trucks.
An integrating experience
The importance of systems integration will be an overarching theme
at a new SAE conference, COMVEC, for the commercial vehicle and
Achieving product agility at GM
A soon-to-launch manufacturing technology will provide the
world's largest automaker with a way to shorten product
The car at the crossroads
SAE 100 Future look: As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the
Society of Automotive Engineers, it is fitting that we look back at
the outstanding achievements of the past century before we look
with determination at the challenges that lie ahead.
Alternatives for fueling personal
SAE 100 Future look: What technology will drive passenger vehicles
in the future? Ask a number of automotive engineers this question,
and you'll likely get an equal numbers of answers.
The future of passenger vehicles
SAE 100 Future look: In 1905, when SAE was born, automobiles were
known as horseless carriages. It was an apt description considering
their appearance and level of sophistication.
Can R-134a be saved?
Though labeled a greenhouse gas that the European Community wants
to phase out, many in the United States and Asia want to continue
with the refrigerant but reduce its environmental impact until a
viable alternative is well developed.