As automotive manufacturers and suppliers continually attempt to cut costs and reduce development cycle times, outsourcing of testing is becoming more prevalent in the industry.
This section highlights some of the latest testing products, equipment, and technologies used in sundry automotive applications from the industry's suppliers.
In this comprehensive review of technology, ZF's Group Vice President for Product Development concludes that the future belongs to automated manual, continously variable, and six-speed automatic and manual transmissions with increased capacities.
Engineers from Plastic Omnium Auto Exterieur and Inoplastic Omnium discuss design considerations for front-end module and plastic tailgate concepts.
General Motors and Motorola collaborate on a prototype vehicle for PNGV.
Ricardo is leading the way in simulating fuel-cell systems as OEMs race to bring the technology to market.
New perspectives and innovative relationships are needed within the industry as the technology at the core of vehicles evolves.
A study by Toyota shows that fuel characteristics can be critical in engines with new injection and catalyst systems.