Automotive Engineering

January 2019

    • Pickup shocker
      With the R1T, Rivian emerges as the startup most likely to build the electric vehicle all of America will want to own.
    • Plastics spur tech innovations
      The SPE Innovation Awards recognize vehicle OEMs and their supply chains for novel material developments and applications.
    • A lesson in Multiphysics
      OEM engineers reveal how new software from Comsol improved their modeling and analysis of EV battery performance and audio-system sound quality.
    • Heat pumps-expensive but worth it?
      They add 50% to the cost of the Jaguar I-Pace climate-control system, but improved designs are indicating the cost can be recovered-whether for a Jag or an electric school bus.
    • Editorial
      Rivian out-innovates the Detroit 3
    • SAE Standards News
      SAE updates J3016 automated-driving graphic
    • Supplier Eye
      Suppliers shift focus to rising costs
    • The Navigator
      The not-so-hidden cost of "free"
    • What We're Driving
    • BP's Nexcel sealed-cell oil system an alternative for controlling GHG emissions
    • BorgWarner demos next-step electrification components
    • Ford Advanced Manufacturing Center investment to speed production innovations
    • JLR uses predictive technology to reduce motion-sickness risk
    • Jeep's Gladiator takes up arms in midsize-pickup battle
    • Porsche reveals eighth-generation of fabled 911
    • Ford engineers a tech barrage with 2020 Lincoln Aviator
    • Palisade SUV new Hyundai flagship
    • Hyundai Nexo out-spaces Toyota and Honda FCVs
    • Q&A
      AAM's Jeffrey Nichols discusses drive axle innovations