Automotive Engineering International 2006-03-01

Automotive Engineering International 2006-03-01
    • Hybridization gathers momentum
      Gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles continue to grow in popularity, with many incremental advances coming from Japanese OEMs and suppliers.
    • Broadening telematics' reach
      More infotainment options pose many challenges.
    • Nano goes macro
      While nanotechnology deals with materials at the minutest of levels, the auto industry has grand plans for its use in a multitude of areas.
    • The transformation of testing
      Software is helping physical tests produce more accurate results more efficiently.
    • Advancing crashworthiness simulation
      BMW worked closely with software developers at ABAQUS to produce a customized solution for virtual product development.
    • Low-cost latitude
      Contrary to popular belief, 'low cost' does not automatically mean 'Chinese.'
    • SAE 2006 World Congress Preview
      Toyota and host company BMW join Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler for a record number of OEMs on the floor at the April 3-6 event.