Exterior lighting systems are not just contributing to safety, they are also changing cars' styling.
As sensor use grows, providing input for all sorts of functions, engineers are responding to the design challenges through standardization and shared use of signal output.
Hybrid-electric vehicle costs must be slashed significantly for the technology to become mainstream. HEV developers reveal many routes in the cost-reduction crusade.
In a program devoid of bloodshed, General Motors and Ford codeveloped a new six-speed automatic that is key to both companies' future vehicle plans. The program managers explain why they'd eagerly do it again.
Japan's leading companies have focused development on reducing size, mass, and cost.
A new generation of rolling road systems is helping both vehicle manufacturers and race teams better simulate road conditions to see the effect of minute changes.
With the eight-generation model, the Civic has again re-established itself as the benchmark in its segment, setting new standards for safety, technology, and performance.
Their jobs are distinctly different, but engineers and their design counterparts share an end goal: the best vehicle possible.
Carmakers and suppliers collaborate to augment drivers' skill and judgment with electronics.
Automotive engineers heading for this year's SAE World Congress sound off on the hottest trends and greatest challenges facing the industry.
The editors of Automotive Engineering International highlight some of the more innovative new products and technologies on display at the SAE 2006 World Congress, based on the latest information provided by exhibiting companies.
OEMs are developing tools so that engineers from around the world can validate vehicles for regulations conformity and other objective and subjective aspects.