Automotive Engineering International 2009-04-01

Automotive Engineering International 2009-04-01
    • A winning iQ
      SAE members voted Toyota's new microcar the Best Engineering Vehicle for 2009. The iQ shows its smarts with brilliant packaging, city-friendly efficiency, and superb overall execution.
    • Diesel or gasoline hybrids?
      As the global financial crisis deepens, companies must hone their R&D programs and attempt to choose winning technologies with the European OEMs, in particular, debating their hybrid strategies.
    • Engine upgrade
      With displacements headed downward but output expectations undiminished, evolving sensor technologies and strategies are helping to give a boost to engine performance, efficiency, and emissions.
    • Smooth riding ahead
      Integration and continuous development are the key words as chassis dynamics head into this century's second decade.
    • Building in smarter materials
      Technologies that can automatically respond to changing conditions are expected to show up increasingly in future automobiles.
    • Meeting the challenge of mechatronics
      Traditionally separate engineering disciplines may not be capable of handling the intelligent vehicle of today. Can an extended vision of model-based design help?
    • Innovating toward profitable sustainability
      This year's SAE World Congress theme, "Racing to Green Mobility," aims to help the auto industry ensure the survival of the planet- as well as its own long-term success.
    • 2009 AEI Tech Awards
      The editors of Automotive Engineering International highlight some of the more innovative new products and technologies on display by suppliers at the SAE 2009 World Congress, based on the latest information provided by exhibiting companies.