Automotive Engineering International 2000-02-01

Automotive Engineering International 2000-02-01
  • Increasing the hydroforming knowledge base
    Tube hydroforming has become a viable economic alternative to various stamping and welding processes in automotive applications.
  • Controlling two-stroke engine emissions
    With the constant rich operation of two-stroke engines, common design criteria for three-way catalysts fail.
  • DaimlerChrysler technical symposium
    A year after the merger that created the new corporation, engineers from both groups came together to present a unified technical symposium to review the future direction of the new organization. Here are some highlights of the more significant technical developments.
  • Vertical complex-shape headlamp reflectors
    Another improvement in lighting technology gives designers increased flexibility in vehicle appearance with no loss in lighting performance.
  • Advances in static and dynamic exhaust system seating
    Major redesign, combined with minor improvements in simple details, returns significant benefits in sealing.
  • Remote HID headlamp system options
    Bringing the performance benefits of new technology to mainstream vehicle segments put demands on development engineering.
  • Heavy vehicle instrumentation trends in Asia
    Governments and manufacturers worldwide continue to design and develop safety and efficiency improvements for transportation.
  • Trucks: more than freight haulers
    Show exhibitors and panelists (a blue ribbon gathering of executives and engineers) at the 1999 SAE Truck & Bus Meeting & Exposition offered insights into future truck innovations, as well as examples of current innovative products.
  • Tech 2000 Awards
    AEI editors highlight the Top 50 new products to be introduced at SAE 2000 World Congress scheduled for Mar. 6-9, 2000, Cobo Center, Detroit, MI.
  • Living with the customer
    Manufacturing industries are on the verge of a whole new way of doing business.
  • International harmonization of safety research
    Governments around the world are tackling the multiple safety requirements across markets that are restricting use of common vehicle designs.
  • New fuel volatility indices
    Cold-start driveability continues to be a concern for both the automotive and oil industries.
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