Cars and car-based crossovers took the concept-vehicle spotlight this year at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month.
The company has provided unprecedented access to its new Formula One racecar and surprisingly detailed information on its engine.
Testing companies are working to improve equipment and procedures to better match real-world situations in an effort to help automotive suppliers and OEMs in development of future vehicles.
Networks and emissions control are driving the switch to more powerful 32-bit chips.
The next generation of fuel-cell stacks from Honda offers more power from a smaller package, and a prototype solar-power refueling station delivers the hydrogen fuel.
General Motors Corp. sees several avenues to a hybrid future, a transit bus leading the way.
The benefits of advanced engine technologies cannot be fully realized unless the right mechanism is used to transfer power and torque to the wheels.
Once-rigid platforms transform into "shared components" that cut costs and boost flexibility.
The top-of-the-range super sports car employs carbon-fiber body shell, floor assembly, hood, doors, and crash strcture as well as aerodynamic construction principles from Formula One.
Eberspacher North America uses the lastest computer design and testing technology to quickly change the way automakers are fitting exhaust systems to their vehicles.
Tougher standards for emissions and braking take effect in 2007, threatening another roller coaster ride for heavy-truck manufacturers.
Automakers and suppliers are scrambling to provide home-style ac electrical power in vehicles for work and convenience--as well as potential blackouts.