Automotive Engineering International 2007-06-01

Automotive Engineering International 2007-06-01
  • Spoilt for choice
    The auto industry's options list includes biofuels, hydrogen, hybrids, fuel cells, and batteries--but will it be all, or nothing at all?
  • Moving eastward
    The automotive industry spreads and grows, suppliers move to east Europe, environmental issues are crucial--and the companies survive that get everything right.
  • Hands-on solution to reduce emissions
    Literally driving the environmental necessities home may support technology in engines old and new.
  • Cutting emissions: more answers than questions
    The European auto industry is struggling with alternative fuels and emissions reduction programs, but potential solutions are many and varied--any may become even more so.
  • Hydrogen, the IC engine, and the future
    It may be the fuel of the future, but views vary about how hydrogen should be used.
  • Making more of what we have
    Fiat tackles more technology in-house, makes increased use of the expertise and systems it has, reduces unit production time--and considers two-cylinder turbocharged engines.
  • Simplifying the individual transport equation
    Could cheap, basic vehicles with efficient low-emissions engines start to buck the long-lasting technology trend towards ever more electronics complexity?
  • Shifting into active mode
    The focus is moving away from passive safety systems with an emphasis on driver alerts and collision avoidance.
  • Six, seven, eight--the great gear debate
    Transmissions are gaining gear ratios as OEMs search for more fuel efficiency and refinement.
  • Winning on warranty
    On the eve of J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study release for 2007, automakers talk about metrics of success.
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