Headlamps using low-power semiconductors called light-emitting diodes have moved from concept to reality with recent production firsts, but challenges remain in taking the technology mainstream.
The drive to reduce hybrid vehicle cost while boosting efficiency has brought new attention to stop-start and mild-hybrid systems.
Nanotechnology is a new battleground for fighting emissions and making vehicles more environmentally friendly.
Suppliers are helping OEMs enhance interior comfort and convenience.
This roundup of recent engineering developments highlights that cutting emissions does not have to mean cutting the fun.
Emissions and fuel-efficiency issues emerge collectively as the top concern among engineers attending this year's SAE World Congress.
The editors of Automotive Engineering International highlight some of the more innovative new products and technologies on display by suppliers at the SAE 2008 World Congress, based on the latest information provided by exhibiting companies.
High-volume global architectures are the new strategic weapons in the war on vehicle development costs.