• Women in Vehicle Engineering
    Across the industry, talented women are ascending the engineering-career ladder at higher rates than ever before, but they continue to face challenges in a male-dominated industry. In this Special Report, AE speaks with current and future industry leaders from U.S., European, and Asian OEMs, academia, and other experts, and analyzes data, to assess progress to date and plot the future of this critical and dynamic professional trend.
  • Fuel cells
    As higher-volume mass production gets underway, OEMs and suppliers are finetuning their capabilities.
  • All the right connections
    With 2013 sales of $6.8 billion, Dana is a leading tier one supplier. Ian Adcock catches up with its chief technical and quality officer George Constand.
  • Jaguar's lightweight challenger
    Ian Adcock uncovers the secrets that make the XE saloon, Jaguar's most important car yet.
  • Boxing clever
    How composite crashboxes save weight and cost
  • Start-up ability of UAVs on task
  • Besides low cost, easy manufacturability, light weight, long operation time, and high durability, miniature UAVs need restart capability during flight.
  • Putting lightweighting to the test
    Material laws and orientation information are coupled in a single finite element analysis to predict the performance of the hybrid composite beam under a dynamic three point bending load.
  • Screens, cameras provide new look in cabs
    Video inputs are another option showing up on displays that increasingly offer touch control.
  • Big performance in small packages
    By regulating light-duty engine variable speed fans based on heat rejection demands and ambient temperature, consistent power savings over the entire operating spectrum can be achieved.
  • Teams make unique statements at FSAE Michigan
    Some statements produced better results than others, but all teams walked away from the 2014 FSAE Michigan event with invaluable hands-on engineering experience.
  • Teams get 'super' results at SAE Supermileage
    University students from around the world gathered in Marshall, MI, to determine which team could achieve the highest fuel economy at the 353th anniversary of the competition.
  • Competition winners react to attaining coveted F1 engineering roles
    Two of the winners have Formula SAE experience on their side.
  • SMACing the automotive industry: from concept to consumer
    Technology is making a more significant impact on today’s auto industry. Perhaps one of the most notable examples is the development of connected technologies coupled with social, mobile, analytics, and cloud (SMAC) technologies.
  • The 3i paradigm: India’s story
    The concept of ideation, incubation, and implementation is enhancing the growth of the Indian automotive industry.
  • Virtualization for automotive IVI systems
    As the demand for modern in-vehicle infotainment systems grows, automakers are increasingly looking toward virtualization as a solution to bridge the gap between consumer and automotive electronics.
  • Command Center: Securing connected cars of the future automotive
    An architectural approach to minimize connectivity interfaces acts as a secure, intelligent gateway between the car and external devices/networks to better guard against malicious or sensitive data from being compromised.
  • A new Formula for racing
    The new Formula E series' electric racecars are intended to pioneer new technology for broader use in production, encouraging fans to think differently about the technologies they use.
  • Production of satellite with first all-electric propulsion system advances
    Electric propulsion has been limited so far to small movements of the satellites once it is in its geostationary orbit. The Boeing 702SP innovation is its use of electric propulsion to raise the satellite from its launch-vehicle drop-off point to geostationary orbit.
  • Using CAE to assess whining noise of electric powertrains
    To develop an electric powertrain with a minimum noise level and minimized whining it is necessary to have accurate CAE simulation and precise criteria to assess whining noise.