• The advent of stop-start technology
    As environmental concerns grow for R&D teams, OEMs look to bring the strategy further into the mainstream.
  • Recycling opportunities for hybrid/electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries
    With limited reserves and strict environmental regulations, re-cyclers look to established extraction means to reuse, recycle, and dispose of the used batteries.
  • Cameras look to go the distance
    Automakers seek vision systems with greater distances, improved reliability, and more functionality, thanks to ruggedized complementary metal-oxide semiconductor technologies.
  • Getting right with composites
    With composites now a mainstay in most new aircraft de-signs, the engineering emphasis has switched from understanding if they work to thinking through the most efficient way to manufacture them, such as using design-for-manufacturing software.
  • Autonomous vehicles
    Unmanned vehicles are a thing of the present for many off-highway applications, particularly in the agriculture and mining industries.
  • Making sense of autonomy
    Industry offers a range of sensors that will free humans from many tasks while also improving reliability, though devising strategies that meet demanding requirements without breaking the bank is no easy challenge.
  • Life-cycle planning—Design and calibration for ultimate efficiency
    The ultimate power of Big Data technologies relies on the implementation of new strategies. Unlike a traditional engine calibration process, in which only calibration test data and model simulation data are used, multiple source data introduced into the adaptive engine calibration process contributes to efficiency and cost reduction.
  • The complicated future of off-highway engines
    Developing an optimum engine is getting tricky now that the European Union has established a Stage V for off-highway engines, and the U.S. has not. What effect will this have on future engine designs?
  • Combustion modeling in heavy-duty diesels
    A focus on the development of a CFD methodology for combustion simulations took two different approaches to model flame propagation, both of which employed detailed chemistry and turbulence chemistry interaction.
  • Chipping in to get more from battery packs
    Power semiconductors help extend range, keeping their cool while improving efficiency at higher voltages.
  • Big Data, aircraft, and a better future
    Aircraft manufacturers, in particular engine makers, are exploiting the opportunities that come with collecting the vast amount of data available, from customer reports to engine exhaust temperatures. Why is it potentially so useful? What are some of the best ways to use it?
  • Let the good times continue to roll
    The booming international commercial aviation sector continues to be a bright light leading the future of the aerospace industry.
  • Transmission: on a mission
    Ian Adcock speaks with Oerlikon Graziano’s head of performance, automotive, Paolo Mantelli, about the revolution ahead for transmission systems.
  • Inside the proving factory
    Ian Adcock reports on a new business model designed to bridge the skills gap between engineering start-ups and the motor industry.
  • Sensing danger, maximum response
    Automotive Design looks into passenger safety systems.
  • 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."