The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid get up to 50% better city and 30% better combined fuel economy while still delivering comparable performance thanks to a thorough vehicle re-engineering and an industry-first 2-mode hybrid-powertrain.
Telematics will augment more sophisticated data gathering, but challenges are many.
As traditional fuels become more expensive and scarce, the biofuels industry is scrambling to develop more sustainable sources from nonfood agriculture.
In this special section, some of the North American automotive industry's top executives discuss the latest trends and their strategies for game-changing vehicle engineering and development.
Jim Queen, GM's Vice President of Global Engineering, discusses his company's next moves in global architectures, meeting U.S. fuel efficiency standards--and his interest in really low-cost cars.
Paul Mascarenas, Ford's Vice President of Engineering for the Americas Product Development, talks about the company's new global product development process.
Chrysler's Frank Klegon is focused on developing a new global D-segment platform and further OEM collaborations.
Data-driven supplier does not wait for OEMs to tell it what they want.
Engineers at IAC are inspired to complete product development tasks without a do-over in mind, says Maurice Sessel, Vice President of Product Engineering at IAC North America.
Alcoa believes aluminum is a critical component in reducing the weight of vehicles--and making the world a better place.
Automakers and their suppliers are making greater use of hidden LEDs along with lightpipes and microlenses to alter the look of instrument panels.
With record-high fuel prices, increasing efficiency through aerodynamics takes on greater importance for pickups.
An FIA proposal for kinetic energy recovery systems in 2009 racecars is intended to make the series more relevant to road-car development.