A major effort is underway to implement the wireless specification in cars and cell phones to reduce driver distraction.
The boom is light on wireless, heavy on intelligence.
Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Millenium Cell, and DaimlerChrysler are working on a sodium borohydride system tha thas the potential to meet FreedomCAR's weight-percent hydrogen-storage targets.
Asia's Big Three--Toyota, Honda, and Nissan-- relied to a large extent on their global presence to post strong profits in 2002 as they and other Far East automakers prepare for an upswing in their economies.
Seven of the eight Japanese passenger car/light truck manufacturers offer various configurations of compacts, which are taking off in Asia.
Japanese OEMs optimize existing technologies while laying the groundwork for advanced hybrid and fuel-cell technologies.
As Asian automakers introduce new vehicles, they are developing new engines and transmissions to optimize their performance.
This annual competition, now in its 22nd year, allows students to gain hands-on experience designing, fabricating, and competing with small formula-style race cars--experience that can help students find engineering jobs after college.
With HFC-134a on the Kyoto Protocol list of global warming gases, and the European Union intending to elimate it, experts at the SAE Automotive Alternative Refrigerants Symposium in July debated the futrue, with the goal of developing a more environmentally friendly alternative to keep vehicle occupants cool.
Automakers refine the model changeover process as they try to introduce new and updated models more frequently.
Riding recent successes, Nissan launches a new plant in Mississippi to keep production and sales figures on an upward trajectory.
The V16 engine of Cadillac's Sixteen concept car previews future technology from General Motors that could see production in upcoming vehicles such as the 2005 Chevrolet Corvette.
BSI Management Systems believes the challenges for implementing the new internationl quality standard that supersedes QS-9000 can be turned into benefits for automotive suppliers.