• Thought leadership at WCX17
    Lucid Motors’ David Moseley: EV or ICE, “It is all physics”
  • New eye on the road
    One of the industry’s hottest tech suppliers is blazing the autonomy trail by crowd-sourcing safe routes and using AI to learn to negotiate the road. Mobileye’s co-founder and CTO explains.
  • Hard, slick and ready to roll
    A tough, self-renewing catalyst coating developed at Argonne National Laboratory provides unprecedented friction and wear protection for vehicle powertrains, the inventors claim.
  • Sensor ICs, semiconductors and safety
    To achieve ISO 26262 compliance, engineering practices must be taken to a higher level. The following insights may prove valuable for getting there.
  • New VCR targets 40% BTE
    Variable-compression ratio with VVA from France’s MCE-5.
  • Editorial: Nation of Innovation
  • SAE Standards News
    Sharpening the focus on OBD-II security
  • Supplier Eye
    Smaller suppliers facing global challenges
  • Chicago auto show: All-new 2018 Ford Expedition gets aluminum body, 10-speed
  • Chicago fire: Dodge wedges 375-hp Hemi V8 into Durango SRT
  • Visteon tests augmented-reality HUD for Level 4 autonomy
  • Nissan’s new King Cab full of patent potential
  • Early ride: Lucid Motors’ 1000-hp Air ‘alpha’ electric prototype
  • Horst Binnig, Rheinmetall CEO, talks e-products
    • WCX17 Preview
      The annual SAE World Congress is rebranded WCX17 to express its expanded experience of new-technology discussion and established thought leadership.
    • Achates powers toward production
      Achates Power's internal-combustion solution is a new play on an old technology.
    • Inside the Bolt EV
      While the new battery deserves credit for the car's +200-mile range, systems optimization, careful motor design and proprietary CAE tools were equally important.
    • CES 2017: Lush luxury EVs, sophisticated connectivity
      Suppliers challenge OEMs in advanced tech.
    • Editorial: Question mark or exclamation point
    • Supplier Eye
      Are you prepared for greater electrification?
    • SAE Standards News
      VS committees fully engaged on cybersecurity.
    • Honda's new 10-speed is a slick shifter
    • SAE Level 3 'hand off' challenging AI researchers
    • Lightweight door module aims to trim vehicle weight
    • Exclusive first drive: Torotrak's V-Charge technology
    • New 10-speed auto delights in 2017 Ford F-150
    • Power and more underscore 2018 Toyota Camry
    • I.D. Buzz: VW's latest future-look Microbus
    • 2018 Ford F-150 diesel aims to beat 30 mpg
    • IQM's Dan Lawrence talks flexible hybrid wiring.
    • Thought leadership at WCX17
      Magna's CTO talks innovation and disruption at WCX17, the newly rebranded SAE World Congress.
    • Patton's new campaign
      As new SAE International President for 2017, Doug Patton will advocate STEM, "cultivation" of prospective young engineers.
    • New EEAs for the connected, autonomous future
      OEMs and their Tier-1 partners are revamping vehicle electronic and electrical architectures with "über brain" central computers and real-time Ethernet to feed tomorrow's data-hungry cars and trucks.
    • Bridging the power gap with 48 volts
      New 48-V technologies are poised to arrive in volume to help meet CO2 regulations and satisfy the "vampire" power demands of new electrical subsystems and accessories.
    • Autonomy, connectivity headline the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
      The automotive component of CES expands as global anticipation for automated driving and enhanced connectivity intensifies.
    • Editorial: Vital Transformation
    • Supplier Eye
      The impact of shifting to the 'softer' side.
    • SAE Standards News
      GVS focus areas for 2017.
    • Continental demonstrates new sensing tech for SAE Level 4 capability
    • Pour your next EV battery?
    • New Ford Fiesta claims B-car tech leadership
    • LA auto show: All-new CX-5 brings Mazda's first-ever diesel for North America
    • Intel's Kathy Winters details the coming future of superfast data processing for ADAS and SAE Level 4 automated driving.
    • Editorial: What's old (and revered) is new again
    • Toyota sticking with measured, 'Teammate' approach to autonomous development
    • Straight-sixes are back (with electrification) at Mercedes-Benz
    • McLaren faces the electrified and autonomous future
      Can low-volume supercars survive amid stringent CO2 regs and robot cars? McLaren is betting £1 billion on a speedy, powerful-and independent-sports-car future.
    • New Peugeot SUVs jump to modular platform, increase composites use
    • Mercedes EQ concept previews 2019 electric SUV
    • 2017 Nissan Rogue adds hybrid system with EV-only mode
    • Renault's kids' racer
    • SAE Convergence 2016
      Talk of the healthy aspects of disruption mingles with SAE's renowned technical emphasis to foster the auto industry's continuing evolution toward electrification and autonomy.
    • The Battery Man Speaks
      The speed of progress in automotive lithium batteries has impressed AABC's Dr. Menahem Anderman. So has silicon-graphite anode technology development from Tesla and Panasonic.
    • Industry 4.0: The smart factory arrives
      The plants that produce automotive systems and vehicles are increasingly employing intelligent systems, Big Data and advanced analytics to improve quality, safety and efficiency.
    • Editorial: Promise of 48 volts is no shock
    • Nissan unveils variable-compression-ratio ICE for 2018 Infiniti production model
    • Optimizing engine oil warm-up strategies for 'real-world' driving
    • In search of higher-energy-content batteries
    • Making Multiphysics fast and convenient
    • I.D. Concept heralds VW's electric Bolt fighter for 2020
    • Aero-slick Land Rover Discovery sheds 1058 lb, gains features
    • Honda's all-new 2017 CR-V: Larger, lighter, turbocharged
    • Ram Rebel TRX concept has 2017 Ford Raptor in its sights
    • Bob Lutz on what makes a great engineer
    • Steering Mazda's unique course
      A chassis engineer at heart, Chairman Seita Kanai challenges his engineers to think differently and embrace the Skyactiv technology that has made Mazda a benchmark.
    • Delphi's multi-domain mindset
      From tackling the cyber threat to putting 48-volt hybrids with Dynamic Skip-Fire on the road, Engineering VP Mary Gustanski is harnessing a technology powerhouse.
    • The evolving tire-development paradigm
      Advanced tire-simulation modeling allows tire development to keep pace with accelerated vehicle-development cycles.
    • MEMS the word for next-gen HUDs
      New high-speed, quad-channel laser diode drivers are designed to beat the LCD and DLP incumbents for next-gen vehicle head-up displays.
    • Editorial: A how-to for car hackers
    • Mazda's 2017 G-Vectoring Control brings dynamic refinement
    • Volvo, Uber share the ride to safety with autonomy
    • Inside Porsche's new V8 and V6 powertrains
    • Citroën to unveil CXperience concept at 2016 Paris show
    • With 2017 Fusion Sport, Ford pushes further toward Audi
    • Volvo S90: Niche for now, but…
    • 2017 Nissan Titan gets new platform, powertrain, cab and bed features
    • James Morgan of the Lean Enterprise Institute talks Lean Product and Process Development and LPPD lessons learned from Toyota.
    • Solving the Greenhouse Gas puzzle
      While automakers and policymakers debate the TAR, engineers and product planners prepare for the steep climb to meet GHG and CAFE rules beyond 2022.
    • Revving up thermal characterization in the component lab
      The latest generation of high-speed infrared cameras can capture airbag deployments and other fast-moving actions quickly and accurately.
    • C3 consortium aims for soot solution
      A newly formed group of companies led by CFD specialists Convergent Science targets exhaust particulate reduction in the combustion chamber.
    • Inside the autonomous vehicle
      With less focus on driver needs, comfort, safety, and occupant productivity will become key.
    • Editorial: Bad gas?
    • Tenneco's predictive active ride control may doom the anti-roll bar by 2021
    • More details emerge of Citroën's new "hydraulic cushion" suspension
    • JLR prepares to leave the road - autonomously
    • Delphi launches driverless pilot program in Singapore, aims for SAE Level 4 operation by 2019
    • Honda's new e-motor slashes expensive rare-earth content
    • GM, Honda execs agree: Higher octane gas needed to optimize ICE efficiency
    • Racing toward autonomous future, Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz reveal sultry, drive-it-yourself concept cars
    • 2017 FiatChrysler: more Dodge muscle, fewer Fiat models
    • All-new 2017 Porsche Panamera moves to VW modular platforms
    • Anke Kleinschmit, Vice President Group Research and Sustainability and Chief Environmental Officer, Daimler AG
    • Special report: Lightweighting
      Uncovering the next actions in the industry's grand mass-reduction campaign.
    • CAE's next leap forward
      With 3D simulations skyrocketing, engineers are looking forward to highly-optimized toolsets to keep pace with complexity.
    • SAE Convergence 2016 Preview
      Meet the disruptors, network with peers and learn about the latest tech solutions that are rapidly changing the auto industry.
    • "Military-grade" aluminum
    • Jaguar, Exa say simulation to eliminate prototypes by 2020
    • OEMs expand testing of FEV variable-compression ratio engine
    • Growth of FCVs and EVs tied to infrastructure
    • Bolt EV seat design cuts weight, delights tall passengers
    • Rolls-Royce reveals a Vision of its future
    • Volvo bets on new PowerPulse, not 48V, to attack turbodiesel 'lag'
    • SEAT to spearhead VW's new platform and 48V technology
    • Dr. Jay Baron of CAR discusses vehicle lightweighting and predicts the outcome of the crucial CAFE mid-term review.
    • Technology report
      Quest for 'new-car smell' dictates interior-materials changes
    • Doing it again-this time with 10
      After a successful decade-long collaboration on 6-speed transaxles, Ford and GM partner again on an all-new 10-speed automatic. Here's a look inside the gearbox and the project.
    • Large-scale additive manufacturing for rapid vehicle prototyping
      A case study from Oak Ridge National Laboratory bridges the 'powertrain-in-the-loop' development process with vehicle systems implementation using big area additive manufacturing (BAAM).
    • Global Vehicles
      Steel-intensive Mazda CX-9 sheds mass, debuts novel turbo setup
    • A 24-hour battle of speed and efficiency
      At Le Mans this month, amped-up hybrid prototype racecars from Audi and Toyota face a revamped Porsche 919 hybrid, while Ford hopes to recapture glory with its new GT-R.
    • Pushing the ICE forward, gradually
      Emergent technologies from BorgWarner, Eaton and Mahle aim for greater efficiency in gasoline and diesel engines.
    • Smile, you're on Magna camera!
      Magna Electronics is rapidly expanding production of its made-in-U.S.A. onboard cameras to keep pace with booming OEM demand for safety and vehicle-autonomy vision-systems technology.
    • Multi-material body solutions: Possibilities and manufacturing challenges
      The body-in-white is a prime target for lightweighting and many automakers are pursuing unique and effective multi-material approaches, but improved design tools and processes might yield greater gains.
    • How Porsche met cooling challenges on the new 4-cylinder Boxster
    • Brembo brake-by-wire will be production-ready before 2020
    • Powering up the new stop-start systems
    • Google talks self-driving vehicle development
    • Ford upgrades dyno sleds to handle 2017 Super Duty diesel's might
    • Second time a charm for Honda's unibody Ridgeline pickup?
    • Jaguar puts a brave Pace on testing its new crossover
    • Focus RS: Ford and GKN create an AWD masterpiece
    • New dawn at Honda R&D
      President Yoshiyuki Matsumoto aims to invigorate Honda's technology and product-development organization with 'full soul.'
    • Automated driving meets regulation: NHTSA and the next 50 years
      The challenges and opportunities on the road to 'zero deaths' demand a new level of federal automotive safety technical standards, and a new safety-defect reporting and recall system. NHTSA and the U.S. Congress must act boldly and quickly to make it happen.
    • Autonomous driving meets regulation: Hands off, eyes off, brain off
      Euro NCAP'S president warns that without coherent policies, the growing availability of automated technologies may result in piecemeal technology development-and unintentional consequences.
    • Designer yin meets engineer yang
      Efficient and effective vehicle development means even closer collaboration between the two former sparring partners.
    • The e-LSD alternative to AWD
      Eaton's new-for-2018 electronic limited-slip differential offers mass, fuel-consumption, and packaging benefits over typical AWD while enhancing vehicle dynamic control.
    • 2016 SAE World Congress: Connected vehicles will be hackers' trophy
    • 2016 SAE World Congress: Nautilus claims radical advance in HCCI engine development
    • 2016 SAE World Congress: Electric propulsion now 'inescapable'
    • Chipmakers gearing up for onboard wireless charging
    • Tesla's highly-anticipated Model 3 brings technology questions
    • Mazda reveals retractable-hardtop MX-5 RF
    • Enter two new plug-ins: 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Toyota Prius Prime
    • Lincoln unveils big-SUV future with Navigator concept
    • Nissan targets cabin NVH with big investment in Sentra upgrade
    • Defying the disruptors and driving innovation
      Four top engineering executives discuss how their "traditional" companies are finding new technology opportunities and business growth amid the start-ups-and are even doing some disrupting themselves.
    • Preparing for a 48-volt revival
      The quest to improve fuel economy is not waning, nor is the desire to achieve higher mpg through the use of just the right lightweight material for the right vehicle application.
    • Additive manufacturing enhances GTDI pistons
      Selective Laser Melting may help manufacture future gasoline-engine pistons with enhanced heat-transfer properties and reduced weight.
    • Automatic braking pact for 2022 will alter systems development
    • Cadillac XT5's new platform cuts weight - at less cost
    • Autos gain spotlight as telecoms gear up for 5G
    • Ferrari's CTO details patented torque-vectoring AWD with rear-wheel steer
    • Accelerated ash load testing of particulate filters on an automated test rig
    • Audi claims first production electric boosting on 2017 SQ7
    • Mercedes' 2017 E-Class takes a leap towards autonomy
    • Jeep tests pickup concepts at Moab 50th
    • All-new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq offers three electrified powertrains
    • Multi-material structures move mpg upward
      The quest to improve fuel economy is not waning, nor is the desire to achieve higher mpg through the use of just the right lightweight material for the right vehicle application.
    • Cars poised to become 'a thing'
      Making automobiles part of the Internet of Things brings both risks and rewards.
    • Agility training for cars
      Chassis component suppliers refine vehicle dynamics at the high end and entry level with four-wheel steering and adaptive damping.
    • SAE 2016 World Congress Preview
      Technology trends and exhibitor products are highlighted in this special section, which features Toyota's plans for the show floor, tech sessions, and more.
    • Rethinking the route to lower-cost fuel cells
    • Secondary loop and heat pump climate control under evaluation once more
    • OTA reflashing: the challenges and solutions
    • 3D-printed high-temperature ceramics
    • 2017 Pacifica is first hybrid minivan, rides on all-new FCA platform
    • Prius is re-engineered on Toyota New Global Architecture
    • 2017 Porsche Boxster loses cylinders, gains power, adds frugality
    • 2016 Mini Clubman's torque-vectoring AWD system designed to give 2wd efficiency
    • Baking in protection
      With vehicles joining the Internet of Things, connectivity is making cybersecurity a must-have obligation for automotive engineers, from initial designs through end-of-life.
    • New Engines 2016
      Highlighting the design, engineering, and technologies inside some of the most competitive new gasoline and light-duty diesel ICEs.
    • Citizen of the world
      Cuneyt L. Oge begins his term as 2016 SAE International President with a vision about auto-mobility and aero-mobility 2050.
    • CES rollouts extend connectivity, app integration
    • Ford looks to spread Corning's new lightweight Gorilla Glass beyond the 2017 GT
    • New 40%-scale wind tunnel increases GM's aero-development capacity
    • Surface Generation speeds composites throughput with one-shot stamp-forming process
    • 2017 Cadillac XT5 debuts GM's new lightweight crossover architecture
    • Porsche and Bentley plan electric future
    • Time to get personal
      Industry engineers are combining apps, voice, the cloud, and other technologies such as artificial intelligence to enable drivers to customize their vehicles and anticipate their needs.
    • Technology report
      GM and TARDEC co-developing fuel cell powered Chevrolet Colorado for military evaluation vehicles and anticipate their needs.
    • Global vehicles
      Sports cars take center stage in Tokyo
    • Hot-stamping process
      Hot-stamping process from Schuler employs flexible 'pressure controlled hardening'
    • Fuel cell futures no longer a dream
      Fuel cell technology is catching up with the hype as fuel cell vehicles become reality.
    • Hot Technologies 2016
      Our annual review of significant, innovative, and just plain cool technology applications for the new model year.
    • Active in aero
      Several automakers-notably Mercedes-Benz and Audi - used the Frankfurt Motor Show stage to reveal sleek vehicles that aggressively employ active aerodynamic elements and other advances to reduce drag.
    • Composites permeate inside and out
      Composite materials are gaining popularity for both unseen structural components and for exterior eye candy.
    • Powertrain testing: coping with complexity
      With increasing use of electrical components to extend the performance of conventional combustion engines, powertrain development has never been more complicated. The good news is that test and development engineers are harnessing advanced simulation techniques and computer processing to develop the most efficient and fun powertrains ever.
    • Can ads help in vehicle-to-vehicle rollout?
    • Porsche unveils new downsized, boosted 3.0-L boxer six.
    • Johnson Controls, Faurecia envision interiors for autonomous driving.
    • Jaguar enters performance crossover SUV segment.
    • Honda's all-new global 2016 Civic targets Mercedes refinement.
    • Opel designs a new Astra.
    • Peugeot Fractal demonstrates a new take on sound design.
    • 2016 Malibu sheds 300 lb, adds new hybrid system
      More wheelbase, style, fuel economy, and comfort aim to move GM's volume midsize sedan from the sidelines to the fast lane.
    • Lighter, more powerful 2016 Honda Pilot
      The third-generation SUV gets a sleek new look and plenty of slick technology for enhanced performance and safety.
    • 2016 Mazda MX-5 stays true to its roots
      Mazda engineers give the industry a lesson in getting more from less.
    • 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport spearheads more efficient Land Rovers
      JLR's space-efficient, flexible SUV moves to JLR's new Ingenium modular engines.
    • Audi chooses high technology, cautious design evolution for new A4
      In addition to lighter weight and significant improvements in efficiency, the new car employs plenty of technology and driver support.
    • Cellular, security challenge vehicle-to-vehicle's role
      Telematics links provide many of the benefits of V2V that government regulators are now mandating, while security issues pose major technical challenges, with secure communications a key hurdle for V2V's rollout.
    • Improving thermal seat comfort
      Optimizing climate seat systems requires increased complexity in seat design, which in turn is driving a need for more detailed thermal simulation methods.
    • Driving EVs toward lower cost
      The race is on to reduce battery and electric-drive systems costs while improving efficiency.
    • Seeking ways to make better computer crashes
      New models and simulations help improve safety as software and hardware provide more realism to iterate designs more quickly.
    • Evaluating aluminum bonds
      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.
    • Leading the attack on engine pumping losses
      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.
    • Chipping in to get more from battery packs
      Power semiconductors help extend range, keeping their cool while improving efficiency at higher voltages.