Is voice-recognition technology the silver bullet? No, engineers agree, but it has its place.
It was General Motors' Arvin F. Mueller, Chairperson of the SAE 2001 World Congress, who came up with "Succeeding in the Alliance Game" as the theme for the March 5-8 automotive engineering event in Detroit.
The search for downforce without aerodyamic devices, such as wings or spoilers, led to novel solutions for the car's suspension.
Flexible injection systems allowed Renault VI engineers to balance many conflicting priorities in developing Europe's first heavy-duty diesel engine with a fully electronic high-injection-pressure common-rail injection system.
AVL List believes that diesel engines could be one way to improve the environmental acceptance of sport utility vehicles.
Deceleration capabilities, along with a wider operating speed range, are some of the enhancements of Delphi's newest system.
Engineers at Automotive Products are developing the relatively new material application for improved economy, smaller engine components, and new vehicle concepts such as hybrids.
Automotive Engineering International's editors highlight the top products and technologies to be on display at the SAE 2001 World Congress.
Engineers at Cummins and Detroit Diesel believe the diesel engine will assume a larger share of future light-truck sales.
BMW faced challenges in both material development and systems engineering to develop its new clearcoat technology.
In a testament to the force of his influence in the world of racing, Don Panoz garnered a lot of attention at the recent SAE Motorsports Engineering Conference & Exposition--and he wasn't even there.
According to Breault Research Organization, any automotive instrument or control that needs illumination is a candidate for a lightpipe to take light from where it is generated to where it is needed.
Use of competitive benchmarking and computer simulations by GM led to significant improvements in vehicle NVH characteristics.