Automotive Engineering International 2005-08-01

Automotive Engineering International 2005-08-01
    • Broadening horizons
      Japanese manufacturing continue to diversify, investing in the launch of a domestic premium brand, updating an iconic sports car, and developing a variety of safer micro cars that are gaining popularity all over the world.
    • Today for tomorrow
      Japanese automotive manufacturers are researching new engine technologies to improve power, efficiency, and emissions.
    • Continental Flying Spur
      Bentley engineers sought "no compromises" in creating their new GT-based 312-km/h (194-mph) sedan.
    • Material issue
      Automakers apply advanced materials to stem the rising tide of weight from increasing safety and convenience features.
    • Testing trends
      This special edition of Testing & Simulation focuses on some of the more innovative technologies designed to satisfy the industry's demanding testing needs.
    • Trading in a socket wrench for a software patch
      The good old days of taking your car to the repair shop down the street and hoping for the best as Mr. Fix-It rolls up his sleeves, grabs his toolbox, and looks under the hood will soon be a thing of the past.
    • Racing into China
      Automotive electronics suppliers jockey for position as the OEMs vie for market share.
    • Driving technology for a cleaner future
      SAE 100 Future look: Someday you may reminisce about filling your car with gasoline, just as your grandparents may have told you about the old days when homes were heated with wood or coal.
    • Motorsport has a future on the road
      SAE 100 Future look: Every weekend at racetracks and on rally stages around the world, vehicle manufacturers pitch their racing cars against each other in tests of performance and endurance.
    • A recipe for automotive performance
      SAE 100 Future look: We have collectively proven once again that it is all about product, product, product, and, of course, the all-important product.
    • THe future of automotive door technology
      SAE 100 Future look: It is expected that the global automotive industry will become even more competitive, more fast-paced, and more diverse in terms of vehicle choice than it is today.
    • Quieter rides
      SAE 100 Future look: Cell phones, high-end stereos, satellite radios, navigation systems, CD and DVD players. No it's not necessarily the inventory at your local consumer-electronics store.
    • The automotive future: It's the law of the jungle
      SAE 100 Future look: When it comes to the global automotive industry, it's a jungle out there. And only the strongest, most agile players are likely to survive and thrive in the future.