Automotive Engineering International 2012-11-06

    • Big shifts coming in powertrains
      During the rest of this decade, many observers expect transmission controls to undergo more changes than in the past 10-15 years. Transmission controls are being revamped to meet tighter fuel economy laws, letting engines run at optimal speeds.
    • Collaborating for cheaper carbon fiber
      Oak Ridge National Laboratory and several industry partners work together to overcome the challenges to lower-cost carbon fiber.
    • Creating the 54.5-mpg car
      Part 2 of AEI's three-part series looks at how vehicle engineers are facing a 'stress test' as the countdown to 2025 CAFE begins. How will the aggressive new regulations influence U.S. passenger cars in the next decade-and what will they cost to implement?