• 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.
    • Future ICEs: What comes after 2025?
      With 2017-2020 products in the pipeline, what are the over-the-horizon solutions for greater light-vehicle engine efficiency?
    • Plotting the vehicle autonomy revolution
      Advanced vehicle-technology and future-mobility expert Larry Burns makes a compelling case for driverless, shared vehicles in urban use.
    • It's 'do-or-die time' to plan for open platforms
      The auto industry needs to open its eyes to open-platform opportunities, warns a European information-systems academic-and the industry looks to respond.
    • Automotive HMIs aren't just for driving any more
      The auto industry needs to open its eyes to open-platform opportunities, warns a European information-systems academic-and the industry looks to respond.
    • To serve and protect
      As cars become more connected and automated, cybersecurity concerns are rising. Industry engineers have many tools and techniques and are now deploying encryption and standards to ensure that vehicle controls are not altered or usurped by unauthorized people.
    • Balancing GDI fuel economy and emissions
      Will OEMs have to adopt gasoline particulate filters to comply with stringent new emissions regulations? Top engineers discuss current developments.
    • 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.
    • Mixing metals
      Cadillac pursues aluminum/steel mix for new CT6 luxury sedan, leading to advances in body assembly.
    • Democratizing hybrid technologies
      Engineers continue to wring efficiency and mass out of their latest electrified propulsion systems with the aim of mainstreaming the technology.
    • Automakers see possibilities, limits for gesture controls
      Recent concepts have shown the possibilities of gesture for controlling infotainment functions but the need for industry standards and control simplification complicate development.
    • Ferrari massages 458 to create 488 GTB
      Ferrari engineers have further refined the 458 Italia model with a new turbocharged and downsized engine and revised aerodynamics to create the 488 GTB.
    • GM's CTO driving new paths to technology leadership
      'We're making actual production commitments regarding our advanced-technology strategy, rather than just talking about it,' says GM's CTO Jon Lauckner. 'We're absolutely going to be among the leaders, if not the leader, in these areas.'
    • Aluminum prepares for its next big leap
      Ford's F-Series blockbuster was just the beginning. New micromills now in pilot phase aim to bring vastly stronger and more formable light-alloy materials at higher capacity, says Alcoa's Mike Murphy.
    • Slick solutions for friction reduction
      From new lubricants to 'smart' oil pumps and clever bearing technologies, engine designers are attacking every potential source of spin losses and internal friction in the quest for more mechanical work out of less fuel.
    • Next-gen NSX: a twin-turbo, multi-material Ferrari-fighter
      The production NSX made its much-awaited global debut at NAIAS in January. More technical details of Acura's mid-engine AWD hybrid supercar will be shared by Honda R&D experts at the SAE 2015 World Congress.
    • Virtual casting improves powertrain design
      As designers continue to look for ways to cut weight and increase performance, casting simulations are helping optimize designs through faster, more accurate predictions of the casting process used to create key components.
    • Horse racing
      America's pony cars are a favorite of racers and fans alike, so racing them against each other is natural.
    • SAE 2015 World Congress Preview
      Tech trends and exhibitor products are highlighted. Tech trends and exhibitor products are highlighted in this special section, which features an exclusive interview with Honda R&D America's Jim Keller.
    • Replicating the racing experience
      Professional driving simulators can be successfully exploited to shorten the traditional design-prototype testing-production process relative to a new racecar.
    • Getting a grip on AWD efficiency
      The safety and performance benefits of all-wheel drive are undeniable, but so are the penalties of added weight, friction losses, and complexity. Clever axle disconnects and E-axles are driving future AWD developments.
    • E pluribus unum
      Inputs from many sensors are being combined to give safety systems a true vision of vehicle surroundings, with the resulting sensor fusion becoming a mainstay of autonomous vehicle electronics.
    • Lightweighting poses repair challenges
      Mass-produced aluminum bodies and mixed-material structures present challenges for assembly and repair, as automakers increasingly pursue these lightweight strategies.
    • Setting the standard
      Meggitt CTO Emeritus begins term at helm of SAE International, seeks to encourage cross-sector relations, elevate image of SAE as aerospace industry leader.