Changes in distributed or embedded control as well as processor power are altering automotive computing hierarchy.
Nothing beats veteran ride-and-handling engineers in creating a truly integrated chassis. But simulation is increasingly vital to their seat-of-the-pants development work.
Automakers turn their attention to reducing vehicle weight in the quest for greater fuel efficiency.
Continuous advances in component design and integration are helping to overcome cost and performance obstacles.
As cost and human-resource pressures mount, testing and engineering outsourcing heats up and alters roles within the industry.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison won the annual Formula SAE student competition held in Michigan, beating more than 130 other teams aiming to conceive, design, and fabricate the best, small formula-style racing car.