To B2B or not to B2B, that is the question major players in the automotive industry must ask themselves as business-to-business e-commerce -- "B2B" -- becomes the very first trend of the 21st century. With new online alliances being forced almost daily between OEMs and suppliers -- and with some suppliers creating their own networks -- AEI looks at some of the most prominent B2B players.
This review of some of the more significant vehicles from this past year's motor shows showcases trends in design and technology from the world's automakers.
Theoretical modeling and practical measurements are used to investigate the validity of measuring electromagnetic emissions at close ranges.
Engineers use in-vehicle data-acquistion and analysis tools to develop and refine vehicle calibrations for good driveability performance.
The severity of the full frontal rigid barrier test and sled test is compared to that of the vehicle-to-vehicle crash test.
A new device and test methodology can simulate side-impact crashes accurately using a frontal crash simulator and two hydraulic brake systems.
Registering to the international environmental quality standard pays off in several ways.
Technology is having a profound impact on the product development process today, allowing companies to do more work, faster than ever before, while giving them more control over their internal systems and processes.
Virtual testing is coming of age and is yielding good results.