• Off-highway engines advance beyond Tier 4
    With Tier 4 Final/Stage IV needs met, engine OEMs direct their focus and competitive energies toward optimizing competitive solutions. At the same time, they need to keep a weather eye out for future regulations, which many expect.
  • Autonomous vehicle challenges span many fields
    Many of the challenges faced by military and commercial design teams are similar.
  • Racket busters
    With a quiet cab at the top of many tractor buyers' wish lists, agricultural equipment manufacturers are pursuing every opportunity possible to shed decibels.
  • Simulations for safety
    Improved design tools let aircraft developers ensure that systems, software, and mechanical elements all work together.
  • Global Viewpoints
    The latest strategies are investigated for vehicle development by automakers and major suppliers.
  • Sports cars embrace array of green technology
    IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship promotes a variety of green technologies to link racing to the road.
  • More gears, more challenges
    Many strategies, as well as key software and hardware aspects related to controllers, networks, sensors, and actuators, must be considered to keep automatic transmissions shifting smoothly as more gears are added to improve fuel economy.
  • Advancing structural composites
    Industry experts address the opportunities and challenges involved with moving toward composite-intensive vehicles, including Nissan's effort to produce a high-volume, fully recyclable composite liftgate with low metal content.
  • DuPont: from art to part
    DuPont's newly appointed global automotive technology director Jeffrey Sternberg, in conversation with Ian Adcock.
  • Igniting the creative spark
    Ryan Gehm and Lindsay Brooke report on breakthrough technologies at the SAE Congress.
  • Winning ways
    Ian Adcock exclusively reveals the newly formed Williams Advanced Engineering facility.
  • Driverless future: steering a safe course
    Google unleashing 100 driverless, motorised pods on to the road has put the need for rigorous safety standards centre stage, as Ian Adcock reports
  • Steering a better path
    New mechanisms developed by NIT Warangal are simpler than the Ackermann type and allow all four wheels to undergo pure rolling.
  • Monitoring fine particle concentrations
    A robust and versatile system has been developed by Pegasor Oy to measure engine exhaust particulate mass and number more accurately.
  • New rules shuffle the F1 deck
    New turbocharged hybrid-electric power units and revised aerodynamics may scramble the familiar order in Formula One for 2014.
  • Into the DEAP
    The Distributed Electrical Aerospace Propulsion project looks toward a future optimized integrated propulsion system that will allow cleaner, quieter, and more efficient performance incorporated into a radically innovative airframe that will feature enclosed electrically powered fans.
  • Methodology developed for safer hood design
    The methodology enables material selection and design optimization of energy absorbers for pedestrian protection based on a simple laboratory test and FE model, eliminating the need for extensive vehicle testing.
  • Developing a winning formula
    It’s been 20 years since the University of Michigan won a Formula SAE championship. Sick of getting smoked in recent years by top teams from Germany and the U.S., MRacing is going "big aero" for a better crack at the 2014 crown.