Efficient, eco-friendly hybrid concepts, in "conventional" and plug-in forms, headlined January's North American International Auto Show, but a majority of the debuting concept vehicles boasted large-capacity V8, V10, or V12 engines aimed at ultimate performance.
Progress made in lean-NOx trap technologies helps make engines a viable option for U.S. light-duty diesel market in 2008.
Product lifecycle management tools and processes help speed automotive product development.
Engineers' productivity becomes paramount as companies change and evolve their business strategies.
After serving a three-year term as Vice President-Automotive, Rich Schaum, Chrysler's former product development chief, becomes the new face of SAE International.