Seductive surfaces and shocking shapes are what catches the eye at this annual winter mega-car-show in Detroit, but functional parts are key to a new model's ultimate success.
The Japanese OEMs are integrating the latest-generation technology into their newest gasoline and diesel engines, focusing the latter on export markets such as Europe.
The vexing technical issues of integrating conventional and electric propulsion systems are complicated by the push to trim cross.
Traditional approaches to conducting noise, vibration, and harshness testing are often very costly for companies, but alternative solutions exist.
Japanese companies continue to invest in development of fuel-cell vehicles and hydrogen production capability.
SAE 100 Future look: The advent of the automotive age has brought us economic growth and social and cultural development.
SAE 100 Future look: The SAE's 100th anniversary has all of the engineering community reflecting on past accomplishments. But more importantly, we look to the future to determine what will be the technologies that carry us through the next 100 years.
SAE 100 Future look: During recent years, BMW has significantly reduced both fuel consumption and emissions in its engines, while simultaneously increasing performance and torque.
SAE 100 Future look: Honda is a very young company compared to SAE and its 100-year history.
SAE 100 Future look: The automotive and transport industries are some of the most regulated due to the strict emissions requirements in the development of diesel engines, which affect the future of all powertrains.
Innovation is a continual process, and embedded systems represent a huge part of innovation in technology today.
The global automotive industry has faced considerable challenges over the last couple of years, to the extent that industry pundits have labeled the current environment as "the Perfect Storm."