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2010-08-03
Magazine
Reality check for electric vehicles A Royal Academy of Engineering panel says that EVs will do for cities and most commutes, but many British motorists will still need plug-in hybrids for longer trips.
2010-07-28
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Inside information on lightweight materials While plenty of engineering effort is being made to change materials on the outside, there is as much going on with aircraft interiors to cut weight.
2010-07-22
Magazine
Lightweight, heavy-duty protection Next-generation military ground vehicles are being designed with materials that make them lighter for mobility while stronger to resist explosive impacts.
2010-07-21
Magazine
More technology, less fuel Engine makers use several techniques to improve efficiency, cut emissions.
2010-07-20
Magazine
A new Opel-Vauxhall emerges Opel-Vauxhall CEO Nick Reilly is confident of the potential of electric vehicles. Volvo technology enters new era The deal transferring Volvo's ownerhip to the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is expected to be sealed before the fourth quarter of the year, offering a lower cost base that could see Volvo sales up from about 390,000 this year to a million by 2016. Time for more consultations Lotus Engineering's new director, Dr. Robert Hentschel, thinks hard and often, especially about electric bicycles in China, building bridges to the future, extended-range hybrids, and vehicle links to the infrastructure. Aston Martin rides out the recession The company is relying on a combination of its flexible VH vehicle architecture, a small-car partnership with Toyota, and component multitasking to see it into the future.
2010-07-08
Magazine
A good defense The latest military ground-vehicle navigation and communications give crews unprecedented situational awareness and on-the-move capability.
2010-07-07
Magazine
NextGen soon With ADS-B operations under way in Philadelphia and Louisville, the FAA takes another major step forward to NextGen.
2010-07-07
Magazine
EV opportunities as the future becomes current As OEMs lay out their plans for an increasingly electric vehicle future, suppliers and engineering consultancies consider the way ahead.
2010-07-01
Magazine
Spotlight on Neville Jackson Ricardo's group technology director discusses powertrain development with Andrew English Charging into the future Electrically-driven superchargers could be a key technology in enabling downsized engines as Ian Adcock discovers The case for CAE Mark Fletcher reports on an advanced virtual dynamics suite
2010-06-24
Magazine
The evolution of engineering via computer CAD has come a long way since the 1970s and '80s. Now with a price tag less that 10% of a 1980 system, CAD and its add-ons can tackle an ever-increasing range of tasks inculding automated engineering.
2010-06-23
Magazine
Fast-track propulsion testing Whether it is compressor refinement or complete test programs for next-generation aircraft, the level of propulsion system development in Europe seems to be ever-increasing.
2010-06-16
Magazine
A closer look at composites FEA contributes to design and manufacturing efficiency of complex composite aircraft assemblies.
2010-06-15
Magazine
An inside job Interior suppliers work hard to engineer in greater levels of comfort and technology in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner.
2010-06-09
Magazine
Drones feel the squeeze of advanced technologies Compact electronics are allowing UAVs to do more, even as they come in smaller and smaller packages.
2010-06-03
Magazine
Developing next-generation biofuels Spurred by concerns over national security, future supplies of petroleum, and greenhouse gas emissions, many are looking for fuel from biological renewable sources. Control strategies take many paths I/O, EMC, and SIL are among the acronyms transforming controller development. Lean, green, and marine Following the lead set by road and air transportation, sea vessels are turning to increased amounts of composite materials in their construction.
2010-06-02
Magazine
Composites take flight Aerospace looks at newer composites and new applications in the race to reduce weight and maintenance costs.
2010-06-01
Magazine
Steering activated Vehicles are increasingly taking the wheel and steering themselves, with the promise of improved comfort, handling, and safety. Reflections of a product-development revolutionary Bob Lutz revitalized GM's PD process by challenging its protocols- while following his instincts for making compelling vehicles. Commercial success Technology transfer, a Class 8 hybrid, and lightweighting efforts highlight ArvinMeritor's innovation push in the commercial-vehicle space. EcoBoost, DCTs, and stop-start for the masses High-value, high-volume technologies are driving Ford's near-term conventional powertrain strategy, explains engineering chief Barb Samardzich. Breathing new life into Chrysler Engineering Engineering VP Scott Kunselman talks about working with Fiat, taking the lead in vehicle-electrification, and putting the mojo back into Chrysler's product-development team. Watching the charge The fusion of diagnostics and telematics may help boost electric vehicles.
2010-05-26
Magazine
From oil fields to swamps Aviation turns to living organisms for its future energy source.
2010-05-20
Magazine
What's wrong with me? Diagnostics systems provide more data to reduce downtime.
2010-05-19
Magazine
Heading back to the future As the buzz about space grows, and with the potential for government resurection of funding, materials for space travel-and materials creations in space- are taking on new life.
2010-05-18
Magazine
Alternative fuels not forgotten Though the automotive industry is focused to a large extent on electric drivetrains, research continues on alternative fuels.
2010-05-12
Magazine
Safer flight on the horizon Development in avionics, communications, and air-traffic management enable more affordable and better ways to fly and navigate.
2010-05-06
Magazine
Clutch-application monitoring Fault monitors for off-highway equipment offer a means of minimizing the severity of transmission tie-ups.
2010-05-05
Magazine
Automation usage soars in aerospace Robots and other automated equipment are becoming simpler to program and set up, making them better suited for aerospace use.
2010-05-04
Magazine
Capturing automakers' attention Ford and BMW are using motion-capture technology typically found in Hollywood to refine vehicle designs.
2010-05-01
Magazine
Spotlight on Ulrik Grape Ulrik Grape, president Ener1 Europe, gives Ian Adcock an insight into the future of EVs Technological Tour De Force This year's SAE World Congress was a showcase for advanced technologies. We highlight those that impressed most Wankel's new lease of life Once dismissed for its oil consumption and high wear rates, Wankel rotary engines could be reborn in a range extender, as Ian Adcock discovers
2010-04-28
Magazine
Propulsion challenges Universities and research institutes in the U.K. are playing an ever-growing role in EU aerospace development projects as well as maintaining an independent industry workload.
2010-04-22
Magazine
Cleaner living A different approach to powertrain emissions testing is needed as the off-highway industry prepares to meet the challenges of forthcoming Tier 4 standards, both Interim and Final.
2010-04-21
Magazine
Blue-screen thinking The growth of simulations software in the aerospace development industry has changed the conventional test program. Is this trend likely to continue?