The race is on to reduce battery and electric-drive systems costs while improving efficiency.
New models and simulations help improve safety as software and hardware provide more realism to iterate designs more quickly.
Adhesively joined aluminum alloy sheets present challenges that steel-adhesive joints do not. Ford researchers present a modified technique to inspect Al-adhesive joints in lab and production environments.
Cylinder deactivation delivers real-world fuel economy gains, helping vehicles to meet and exceed their sticker numbers. That’s why the downsized/boosted guys now want it on their engines.