Automotive Engineering International 2009-01-01

Automotive Engineering International 2009-01-01
  • Mapping tomorrow's traffic
    Leaders from the top design institutes believe the art of transportation design hinges on a holistic--and progressive--understanding of the relationships between people, vehicles, and public space.
  • Sitting comfortably
    Seat engineers are enhancing safety, adding functions, but comfort still reigns supreme.
  • Coming to life
    Bio-based materials are increasingly showcased in concept vehicles--but do they have widespread production potential?
  • Chevrolet supercharges the Corvette
    Even an old dog like the Corvette ZR1's LS9 Small Block Chevy can learn new tricks thanks to a supercharger and key supporting parts.
  • Double-duty Duratec
    Ford's new 2.5-L inline four for 2010 boasts advanced fuel and ignition control, and an Atkinson-cycle variant for HEVs.
  • Coast-to-coast diesel
    Having held back until it could offer one in all corners of the U.S., BMW says the time is right for a 50-state diesel.
  • Big torque from small Mercedes diesel
    Daimler's drive for efficiency has resulted in a small 2.2-L four-cylinder engine that produces 500 N-m to power larger vehicles.
  • Renault, Nissan share V6 diesel
    Proven modular technology cuts costs of new Project V9X engine.
  • Direction injection for 911
    Porsche introduces the first system for a boxer engine to bring performance enhancements as well as consumption and emissions cuts.
  • Jaguar reveals second-gen diesel
    The 3.0-L V6 turbodiesel can produce as much as 600 N.m with the aid of twin parallel sequential turbochargers.
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