SAE members voted Toyota's new microcar the Best Engineering Vehicle for 2009. The iQ shows its smarts with brilliant packaging, city-friendly efficiency, and superb overall execution.
As the global financial crisis deepens, companies must hone their R&D programs and attempt to choose winning technologies with the European OEMs, in particular, debating their hybrid strategies.
With displacements headed downward but output expectations undiminished, evolving sensor technologies and strategies are helping to give a boost to engine performance, efficiency, and emissions.
Integration and continuous development are the key words as chassis dynamics head into this century's second decade.
Technologies that can automatically respond to changing conditions are expected to show up increasingly in future automobiles.
Traditionally separate engineering disciplines may not be capable of handling the intelligent vehicle of today. Can an extended vision of model-based design help?
This year's SAE World Congress theme, "Racing to Green Mobility," aims to help the auto industry ensure the survival of the planet- as well as its own long-term success.
The editors of Automotive Engineering International highlight some of the more innovative new products and technologies on display by suppliers at the SAE 2009 World Congress, based on the latest information provided by exhibiting companies.