Is this the beginning of the end for IC engines?
The selection of materials is one of many choices vehicle interior designers face when addressing issues such as ergonomics, aesthetics, comfort, and safety.
The advent of electronics to enhance ride, handling, and braking, and the application of computer-aided design and engineering to create ever stiffer structures, have together transformed both chassis and body technology.
In the creation of concept cars, as in the creation of production vehicles, GM designers and engineers work together.
This Focus on Electronics section highlights some of the latest applications of electronics and communications technology to improve automobile safety.
Rule changes and new participants next season mean the series is going to get much more technically interesting.
At AEI's second Fuel Cell Transportation Technology Summit, moderated by DaimlerChrysler's Reginald Modlin, OEM, supplier, fuel company, and government experts gave their views on the advanced propulsion technology.