• Getting greener
    To meet upcoming fuel economy and emissions regulations, the developmental homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine shows promise, but pursuit of more conventional engine technologies may be the better path.
  • Highlights of Baja SAEINDIA
    The 2015 event, the 8th edition with the theme of Beyond Boundaries, was won by the College of Engineering, Pune.
  • Rise of the underdogs
    Problem-plagued effort last year spurs Baja SAE team from VIT University of India to overhaul itself and its car.
  • Testing reality in an increasingly complex design space
    Digital simulation tools have transformed the designing and testing of new aircraft, as well as the way they are manufactured and sustained.
  • Democratizing hybrid technologies
    Engineers continue to wring efficiency and mass out of their latest electrified propulsion systems with the aim of mainstreaming the technology.
  • Automakers see possibilities, limits for gesture controls
    Recent concepts have shown the possibilities of gesture for controlling infotainment functions but the need for industry standards and control simplification complicate development.
  • Ferrari massages 458 to create 488 GTB
    Ferrari engineers have further refined the 458 Italia model with a new turbocharged and downsized engine and revised aerodynamics to create the 488 GTB.
  • Hydraulics still in control of off-highway needs
    Engineers continue to master electronic controllers and software to help systems manage engine speeds and boost efficiency, to the ultimate benefit of both OEMs and end-users.
  • Off-highway calibration challenges—big and complex
    As the final set of Tier 4 regulations kick in for engines greater than 750 hp (560 kW), calibration efforts must contend with complex engine and aftertreatment systems. Engine manufacturers and service providers deal with this complexity, but does it need to be so?
  • DEF delivery modelling for SCR systems
    Researchers characterize a 0-D model of a urea delivery module, oriented to model-based control and to the simulation of the system response to fault injections finalized to diagnosis validation.
  • Development trends for heavy engines
    Downsizing engine displacement, new materials, friction reduction, and advanced boosting and fuel-injection technologies have demonstrated potential in light-duty vehicles, and implementation is under way. FEV experts provide an outlook of how these technologies can improve the base engine for commercial applications with regard to future emissions and fuel-efficiency requirements.
  • Deep thinking about deep space
    NASA is mining the rich fields of knowledge and creativity in the minds of university students to improve living and working conditions in space.
  • Rise of the underdogs
    Problem-plagued effort last year spurs Baja SAE team from VIT University of India to overhaul itself and its car.
  • Materials, data-aq packages among choices touted in Collegiate Cup contest
    Central Michigan’s Baja team, which did some impressive materials analyses, takes home the SAE Mid-Michigan Section’s trophy as part of that professional group’s Engineers Week activities.
  • Toyota looks for more from college students than high GPA
    "Those that participate in an SAE related-activity display passion for the automotive industry, and these candidates are ideal for our organization."
  • Bringing it all together
    Ian Adcock catches up with GKN’s newly appointed president, Group Technology, Rob Rickell.
  • Graphene Supreme
    Ian Adcock discovers what role graphene is likely to play in the vehicles of tomorrow.
  • What lies beneath?
    Automotive Design looks into chassis developments that are designed to ensure local preferences are catered for globally.