Sensor fusion is the latest data sharing scheme for improving the performance of safety systems.
The company's latest entry in the premium compact segment comes to market with rear-wheel drive, 50:50 weight distribution, and longitudinally mounted engines headlined by a powerful turbodiesel.
Although the new C6 is shorter and narrower than its predecessor, engineers wanted "more power, more passion, more precision" for the two-seat sportscar.
The completely re-engineered model features new technologies from the inside out related to safety, performance, and entertainment.
The "it" vehicles for the 2005 model year feature advanced technologies such as cylinder deactivation to go along with Hemi power and distinctive styling.
Volvo donates its P2 platform for the new Ford Five Hundred, Freestyle, and Mercury Montego.
The company hopes the re-engineered Elise can out-manuever its competition by showing the importance of performance through light weight.
Controller architectures shift and add functionality as overall usage grows.
Sunroofs and skylights have gone from leaky aftermarket afterthoughts to profitable features designed into new cars from the start.
Automakers have had--and continue to seek--greater use of new and advanced metals, especially for light trucks.
The importance of systems integration will be an overarching theme at a new SAE conference, COMVEC, for the commercial vehicle and off-highway industries.
A soon-to-launch manufacturing technology will provide the world's largest automaker with a way to shorten product changeover times.
SAE 100 Future look: As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Society of Automotive Engineers, it is fitting that we look back at the outstanding achievements of the past century before we look with determination at the challenges that lie ahead.
SAE 100 Future look: What technology will drive passenger vehicles in the future? Ask a number of automotive engineers this question, and you'll likely get an equal numbers of answers.
SAE 100 Future look: In 1905, when SAE was born, automobiles were known as horseless carriages. It was an apt description considering their appearance and level of sophistication.
Though labeled a greenhouse gas that the European Community wants to phase out, many in the United States and Asia want to continue with the refrigerant but reduce its environmental impact until a viable alternative is well developed.