The latest product development software offers new tools to improve the body engineering process and deliver flexible manufacturing capability.
The old carpenter's axiom is doubly true in the expensive realm of motorsport, where simulations provide a more cost-effective way to test ideas than trial-and-error.
AEI editors look back at some of the most significant engineering and innovation stories of the past year.
Lessons learned on where, when, why, and how to use new higher-strength materials is an information-sharing mandate of high order.
The underlying philosophy of the company's "Orchard Concept" R&D strategy is to direct its strengthened resources to "real, specifc technological innovation in the car that you see on a showroom floor," providing performance and functions that exceed customer expectations.
Technology advances, especially the increased use of networking, are helping to reduce vehicle wire count and bulk.
Buoyed by much improved quality and customer satisfaction, Hyundai looks to move upmarket, develop its own hybrid vehicles, and invest in the future.