Japanese manufacturing continue to diversify, investing in the launch of a domestic premium brand, updating an iconic sports car, and developing a variety of safer micro cars that are gaining popularity all over the world.
Japanese automotive manufacturers are researching new engine technologies to improve power, efficiency, and emissions.
Bentley engineers sought "no compromises" in creating their new GT-based 312-km/h (194-mph) sedan.
Automakers apply advanced materials to stem the rising tide of weight from increasing safety and convenience features.
This special edition of Testing & Simulation focuses on some of the more innovative technologies designed to satisfy the industry's demanding testing needs.
The good old days of taking your car to the repair shop down the street and hoping for the best as Mr. Fix-It rolls up his sleeves, grabs his toolbox, and looks under the hood will soon be a thing of the past.
Automotive electronics suppliers jockey for position as the OEMs vie for market share.
SAE 100 Future look: Someday you may reminisce about filling your car with gasoline, just as your grandparents may have told you about the old days when homes were heated with wood or coal.
SAE 100 Future look: Every weekend at racetracks and on rally stages around the world, vehicle manufacturers pitch their racing cars against each other in tests of performance and endurance.
SAE 100 Future look: We have collectively proven once again that it is all about product, product, product, and, of course, the all-important product.
SAE 100 Future look: It is expected that the global automotive industry will become even more competitive, more fast-paced, and more diverse in terms of vehicle choice than it is today.
SAE 100 Future look: Cell phones, high-end stereos, satellite radios, navigation systems, CD and DVD players. No it's not necessarily the inventory at your local consumer-electronics store.
SAE 100 Future look: When it comes to the global automotive industry, it's a jungle out there. And only the strongest, most agile players are likely to survive and thrive in the future.