The series is moving forward with new rules to reduce cost and make racing more directly relevant to road-car development.
Radar and cameras will work together to help drivers avoid accidents.
The fourth generation of Lexus' global flagship sets new standards in engineering, technical innovation, refinement, and workmanship.
New interest in plug-in hybrids has sparked intense R&D in battery chemistries and systems integration.
Ever-improving computer-based tools are helping engineers complete more complex designs in shorter time frames with downsized staffs.
Sensor-linked lighting systems, automatic high-beam control, LED headlights, and brand-identifying cabin lighting are enhancing safety, convenience, and the feel-good factor.
The pressure facing automakers and suppliers to meet ever-more-stringent emissions regulations has fueled a boom in business for emissions testing providers.
Engineers on their way to the SAE World Congress cannot escape cost-reduction pressures. But vehicle efficiency, biofuels, and "green" materials are also capturing their attention.
The editors of Automotive Engineering International highlight some of the more innovative new products and technologies on display at the SAE 2007 World Congress, based on the latest information provided by exhibiting companies.
The Department of Energy's FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership programs hope to aid the domestic industry as it develops next-generation hydrogen and fuel-cell vehicles.
The microcrystalline structure and performance behavior of multiphase automotive steels are enabling stronger and safer vehicles.