Automakers cut sheet metal and weld bodies as precisely as possible to lay the foundation for good overall vehicle quality.
Delivering a balance between ride and handling has traditionally been a challenge for suspension designers, but suppliers of different technologies are showing how compromise may not be the only solution.
Liquid crystal displays and light-emitting diodes are helping to enable bright, reconfigurable screens.
Automakers gild profit margins and polish reputations with in-house high-performance divisions.
A redesigned hybrid drivetrain gives Toyota's V6-powered SUVs--the Toyota Highlander and Lexus RX 400h--V8-like performance and compact-class fuel economy while achieving the most stringent SULEV emissions standard.
Toyota's hybrid system gets a transmission overhaul for SUVs.
General Motors and Chrysler continue to improve the breed with recent high-profile engineer.s
Organizers of the World Touring Car Championship aim for global competition with a cost-controlled production car series.
SAE 100 Future look: We in the auto industry need to develop and embrace a futurist strategy that draws from insights learned in the past to attain sustainable growth--expecially in the current automotive industry climate where the only constant in "future" is change.
SAE 100 Future look: In the global automotive industry, we are seeing important trends that already are influencing the design and construction of future vehicles to create a point of differentiation for auto manufacturers.
SAE 100 Future look: Automotive design is at a critical crossroads as the world braces for the dramatic environmental ramifications of explosive population growth and urbanization.