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World History of the Automobile

This book details the development of the automobile from its early beginnings to the present day. With emphasis on the European historical perspective, particularly the pioneering developments which occurred in Germany, World History of the Automobile chronicles the early vehicles by Daimler, Maybach and Benz, the "Mercedes Era," the role of motor vehicles in World Wars I and II, and the numerous technological and business revolutions of the second half of the 20th century.

Wireless Charging Technology and The Future of Electric Transportation

Around the world, the major automakers are developing their strategies for conductive and wireless charging technologies, with concerted efforts to establish technical standards on wireless electric vehicle charging, mainly focused on the safety considerations and inter-operability. Wireless Charging Technology and the Future of Electric Transportation covers the current status of wireless power transfer (WPT) technology and its potential applications to the future road and rail transportation systems. Focusing on the applications of WPT technology to electric vehicle charging and the future green transportation field, Wireless Charging Technology and the Future of Electric Transportation was written collaboratively by nine experts in the field, led by Dr. In-Soo Suh, a professor and researcher from the Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST).

Vehicle Manufacturers in the Race for Environmental Success

This ground-breaking new report from ABOUT Automotive assesses to what extent the automotive industry has started to clean up its act, and reduce its environmental impact. The report tackles two clear problems; the damage we are causing to the planet (climate change), and the fact that we, as a society, are dependent on a finite resource (peak oil). The report also assesses the industry’s response to the answer to these two problems – a reduction in energy use and a switch to sustainable renewable energy sources. Central to this new research is the exclusive “Green ranking.” The 12 leading vehicle manufacturers are individually assessed, and ranked according to a variety of criteria – using examples of best practice as benchmarks. The vehicle manufacturers covered are: • BMW • Daimler • Fiat • Ford • GM • Honda • Hyundai • Nissan • PSA • Renault • Toyota • Volkswagen The activities, attitudes and strategies of the 12 vehicle manufacturers are also charted.

Variable Valvetrain System Technology

This combination of 27 papers covers a decade of technical information reviewing the wide-range of approaches to Variable Valve Actuation (VVA). Each approach has unique benefits and a range of applications. These papers present a balanced view of the progress and challenges associated with VVA technology. Fuel economy and reduced emissions continue to be large factors in engine technology. Therefore the continued development of VVA will become necessary on virtually all gasoline engines, and must be adopted on diesel engines. The benefits achieved with the applications of this technology include: fuel economy, reduced emissions, improved power, performance, reliability and durability.

V2V/V2I Communications for Improved Road Safety and Efficiency

Millions of automobile accidents occur worldwide each year. Some of the most serious are rear-end crashes, side crashes within intersections, and crashes that occur when cars change lanes or drift into a lane. The holy grail of traffic safety is to avoid automobile accidents altogether. To that end, major automakers, governments, and universities are working on systems that allow vehicles to communicate with one another as well as the surrounding infrastructure (V2V/V2I for short). These systems show promise for such functions as intersection assist, left-turn assist, do-not-pass warning, advance warning of a vehicle braking ahead, forward-collision warning, and blind-spot/lane-change warning. This compendium explores the challenges in developing these systems and provides the latest developments in V2V/V2I technology. It begins with a series of overview news stories and articles from SAE’s magazines on the progress in this technology.

Transport Revolutions

This book sets out the challenges that will soon threaten modern society's dependence on low-cost transport in light of the problems posed by oil supply and climate change. It proposes organizational and technical innovations that could ensure effective, secure movement of people and goods in ways that minimize environmental impacts and make the best use of renewable sources of energy. The authors conclude that transport in the first half of the 21st century will feature at least two revolutions. One will involve the use of electric drives rather than internal combustion engines. The other will involve powering these drives directly from the electric grid rather than from on-board fuel. The authors also address revolutions in marine transport and aviation and analyze the politics and business of transport and how these will undergo profound change in the decades ahead.

Toyota Technical Review 2010

Giving unique insight into Toyota's 2010 technical developments, this book includes 19 papers that chronicle the Japanese OEM's R&D activities in a variety of technologies during that year. This volume takes a special look at the Prius, Toyota's popular hybrid, along with other technical innovations. Title highlights include: Prius Technology • Hybrid Technologies in the 3rd Generation Prius • Chassis Development for the 3rd Generation Prius • Design of the Prius as an Eco-Icon Other Technical Areas • Introduction of the World's First Rear Seat Occupant Restraint System for Rear-End Collisions • Development of Fuel Consumption Estimation Technology Using VHDL-AMS • Development of Electrode Structure for High Performance Fuel Cell Using CAE

Toyota R&D Technical Review 2011

Giving unique insight into Toyota's 2011 technical developments, this book includes 18 papers that chronicle the Japanese OEM's R&D activities in a variety of technologies during that year. This volume has a special focus on next-generation electric storage, and 10 of the papers highlight developments in such things as batteries, fuel cells and next-generation energy. Title highlights include: Next Generation Electric Storage and Its Applications • Secondary Battery Development for Hybrid Vehicles at Toyota • Development Trends and Popularization Trends for Fuel Cell Vehicles • Renewable Energy and Its Effective Usage Other Technical Areas • Drivetrain Development for the Lexus LFA • Development of Scratch-Resistant Universal Clear Coat • Development of Environmentally Friendly Machining Process for Aluminum Parts

Thermal Management in Automotive Applications

With new and more stringent standards addressing emission reduction and fuel economy, the importance of a well-developed engine thermal management system becomes even greater. With about 30% of the fuel intake energy dissipated through the cooling system and another 30% through the exhaust system, it is to be expected that serious research has been dedicated to this field. Thermal Management in Automotive Applications, edited by Dr. T. Yomi Obidi, brings together a focused collection of SAE technical papers on the subject. It offers insights into how thermal management impacts the efficiency of engines in heavy vehicles, the effects of better coolant flow control, and the use of smart thermostat and next-generation cooling pumps. It also provides an in-depth analysis of the possible gains in optimum warm-up sequence and thermal management on a small gasoline engine.

The Winning Solar Car

A successful solar car team must have a good car, good drivers, good weather information, good strategy, and a well-trained support team. Based on the author's experiences designing and building five solar cars over a ten year period, this book focuses on the most imporant aspects of designing a competitive solar car, including developing a racing strategy, efficient solar car driving, project management, and designing the specific subsystems of the car. Chapters cover: Design Methodology Aerodynamics of Solar Cars Composite Materials Car Balance and Spring Rates and more

The Romance of Engines

This book examines the development of the engine from a historical perspective. Originally published in Japanese, The Romance of Engines' English translation offers readers insight into lessons learned throughout the engine's history. This book belongs on the bookshelves of all engine designers, engine enthusiasts, and automotive historians. Topics covered include: Newcomen's Steam Engine The Watt Steam Engine Internal Combustion Engine Nicolaus August Otto and His Engine Sadi Carnot and the Adiabatic Engine Radial Engines; Piston and Cylinder Problems Engine Life Problem of Cooling Engine Compartments Knocking; Energy Conservation Bugatti; Volkswagon Rolls Royce Packard Daimler-Benz DB601 Engine and more!

The Ricardo Story

Sir Harry Ricardo (1885-1974), a pioneer in mechanical engineering, recounts his influential career which dates to the infancy of the internal combustion engine. This autobiography includes descriptions of the many technical breakthroughs Ricardo was responsible for, such as the engine for the first tanks in 1916, his early research into the problem of knock in engines, and the design of engines for World War I aircraft.

The Multi Material Lightweight Vehicle (MMLV) Project

The desire for greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions have accelerated a shift from traditional materials to design solutions that more closely match materials and their properties with key applications. The Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicle (MMLV) Project presents cutting edge engineering that meets future challenges in a concept vehicle with weight and life-cycle assessment savings. These results significantly contribute to achieving fuel reduction and to meeting future Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) regulations without compromising vehicle performance or occupant safety.

The Isaac Newton School of Driving: Physics and Your Car

For some people, driving is an art; for others, it's a science. In this fascinating book, every car is a laboratory on wheels and every drive an exciting journey into the world of physics. As explained by renowned science writer and physics professor Barry Parker—whose father was a car mechanic and garage owner—almost every aspect of driving involves physics. A car's performance and handling relies on fundamental concepts such as force, momentum, and energy. Its ignition system depends on the principles of electricity and magnetism. Braking relies on friction—yet another basic scientific concept—and if the brakes fail, the resulting damage, too, can be predicted using physics.

The Global Market for Automotive Turbochargers: 2015 edition

Since the last edition of this report in 2013, the demand on automakers has been relentless in terms of improving fuel economy and reducing emissions, thus driving increased sales of forced induction systems. The use of pressure charging techniques has therefore expanded significantly. Recent years have seen the ascendancy of the turbocharger and its use by almost every major global manufacturer.

The Car Hacker's Handbook: A Guide for the Penetration Tester

Modern cars are more computerized than ever, with the aim to make driving more convenient. But vehicle technologies haven’t kept pace with today’s more hostile security environment, leaving millions vulnerable to attack. This handbook will give you a deeper understanding of the computer systems and embedded software in modern vehicles. It begins by examining vulnerabilities and providing detailed explanations of communications over the CAN bus and between devices and systems. With an understanding of a vehicle’s communication network, you’ll learn how to intercept data and perform specific hacks to track vehicles, unlock doors, glitch engines, flood communication, and more.

The Best of COMVEC 2016 Select Technical Papers from the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

This special collection highlights some of the best technical papers that represent the breadth of the entire technical program. Leading industry perspectives are reflected by the corporate contributions that are included in this group, along with a specific focus on connectivity, the theme of the 2016 event. The commercial vehicle industry has always been focused on improving efficiency. These ten characteristic offerings present cutting-edge trends, technologies, and solutions that provide greater benefit and the application of knowledge to solve problems and guide future innovation.

The Basic Design of Two-Stroke Engines

This informative publication is a hands-on reference source for the design of two-stroke engines. The state-of-the-art is presented in such design areas as unsteady gas dynamics, scavenging, combustion, emissions and silencing. In addition, this comprehensive publication features a computer program appendix of 28 design programs, allowing the reader to recreate the applications described in the book. The Basic Design of Two-Stroke Engines offers practical assistance in improving both the mechanical and performance design of this intriguing engine. Organized into eight information-packed chapters, contents of this publication include: Introduction to the Two-Stroke Engine Gas Flow Through Two-Stroke Engines Scavenging the Two-Stroke Engine Combustion in Two-Stroke Engines Computer Modelling of Engines Empirical Assistance for the Designer Reduction of Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Emissions Reduction of Noise Emission from Two-Stroke Engines

The Automotive Industry and the Global Environment

This book presents an analysis on the potential effects of globalization on the automotive industry and the environment. Energy challenges, market economy growth, and population dynamics are considered. The authors also present future scenarios for transportation technologies to meet the ever growing global demand for transportation of goods and services while minimizing energy and environmental impacts and maximizing cost, value and widespread acceptance.

The Automotive Aerodynamics Handbook

Now in its 13th edition, The Automotive Aerodynamics Handbook, written by Douglas Cox Landa and Henry C. Landa, is a must-have reference text for those interested in understanding aerodynamics applied to automotive problems and streamlining goals. Using a simpler language than the typical engineering textbook, it presents the theory with its immediate use, allowing for classroom or self-study. Focusing on the importance of the fundamental engineering and mathematical concepts, The Automotive Aerodynamics Handbook explains both with a very practical approach, and includes a workbook with problems and solutions. As automotive engineering gears itself more and more towards weight reduction, fuel economy and pollution control, professionals working in this field are challenged everyday with how to make better vehicles that are lighter, efficient, safe and appealing to global mass markets.