Level Zero hero Jeep’s iconic Wrangler is all-new—and unapologetically analog.
Fusing sensors for the automated-driving future Complex processing architectures, faster networks and even more sophisticated software are vital for 100% accurate Level 4 and 5 systems.
Who wants Afreecar? One billion people globally survive on less than $2/day but desperately need personal mobility and electric power. One of the auto industry’s most creative minds offers what could be a unique and sustainable solution.
Dana opens new chapter on CVTs A dedicated development center is hustling the unique VariGlide “spherical traction drive” toward 2020 production.
Plastics key to mobility innovations The 2017 SPE Innovation Awards highlight the design, engineering and materials-science collaborations between vehicle OEMs and their tier suppliers.
Editorial: Making the case for simple, robust ‘core’ engineering
Supplier Eye Learnings from a pivotal year
The Navigator Cooking up the perfect automated-driving system
SAE Standards News Moving swiftly to define the shared-mobility future
Thermal management plucks CAFE’s low-hanging fruit
2019 Corvette ZR1 goes with the (air)flow
PSA’s plan of action for Opel/Vauxhall: electrification, shared platforms
Kiekert unveils automatic-door tech for autonomous vehicles
2018 Stinger: Kia’s track-capable family hauler
2018 Porsche Cayenne rides high on air suspension, lighter unibody
Meeting truck autonomy hurdles head-on Combining sensors, inter-vehicle communications and controllers poses major challenges in the effort to bring greater levels of automation to commercial trucking.
Simulation key to additive manufacturing analysis Advanced simulation tools help to optimize 3D printing processes before physical build.
Making the case for battery-electric fleet power Battery systems edge closer to a tipping point as commercial and heavy-duty fleets broaden their application.
Electrified forklifts go big Hoist Liftruck brings full electrification to some of the biggest forklift trucks, motivated only in part by regulatory pressures.
Editorial Managing heat with ‘cool’ tech
Navistar, VW pursue common electric powertrain, global connectivity platform
ZED Connect brings mobile-based ELD to improve safety and service
IAV brings variable valvetrains to heavy duty
Assessing a vehicle’s cooling system performance
Kohler engineers new 5400 engines for lower NVH, easier start-ups
Case IH Quadtrac CVX the first 4WD articulated tractor to offer a CVT
Mack hits the highway with style and technology
Tenneco’s CTO Dr. Ben Patel discusses active and passive thermal management strategies for NOx reduction and fuel economy gains
High-Reliability Capacitors When the Mission Just Can’t Fail
WIAMan High-Tech Test Lab Focuses on Saving Soldiers’ Lives
Improving the Surface Finish of Additive Manufactured Parts A new chemical immersion treatment could revolutionise the aerospace industry
Using Thermoplastic Composites for Aerospace Applications
Identifying and Isolating Signals Using Radio Frequency Photonics
Bioinspired Surface Treatments for Improved Decontamination: Commercial Products Investigation seeks to determine which coatings shed fluids most effectively.
Mechanical Characterization and Finite Element Implementation of the Soft Materials Used in a Novel Anthropometric Test Device for Simulating Underbody Blast Loading Understanding the mechanical behavior of components made from eight soft polymer materials is necessary to ensure the predictive capability of WIAMan FE models.
Processing and Characterization of Lightweight Syntactic Materials Hollow spheres encapsulated in a metal matrix, syntactic metal foam offer significant potential as lightweight energy-absorbing materials.
High Temperature Graphene-Peek Adhesive Compounding graphene into polymers has the potential to improve various material properties, even at very low concentrations.
Stress Corrosion-Cracking and Corrosion Fatigue Impact of IZ-C17+ Zinc-Nickel on 4340 Steel New protective material could replace cadmium and aluminum coatings on critical components.
Rockets re-engineered—a step further into the cosmos
Powertrain design for reliability
Ice breaker Mazda’s Skyactiv-X beats the big companies to market with a promising new engine that marries Otto and Diesel attributes.
Advances for off-highway engine design As manufacturers continue to drive out cost and meet a worldwide patchwork of regulatory frameworks, the tools for developing those engines are advancing. From showcase prototypes to advanced analytical techniques, suppliers are helping the cause.
Aeroacoustic simulation delivers breakthroughs in aircraft noise reduction
Autonomy testing: Simulation to the rescue Autonomous technology development injects new rigors on vehicle-development testing.