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Automotive Engineering International 2010-08-17

The doctors are in Engineering services companies such as Ricardo, FEV, and IAV are on call to help automakers and suppliers overcome the loss of engineers to layoffs as they diagnose and solve weight-reduction and fuel-economy problems.

Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing 2010-08-11

Taking a deeper look at NDT Rapid adoption of composties in aircraft has accelerated the need for newer and faster nondestructive testing methodologies. We look at some of the issues.

Automotive Engineering International 2010-08-03

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.

SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2010-08-03

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Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing 2010-07-28

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.

SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2010-07-22

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.

Automotive Engineering International 2010-07-20

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.

SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2010-07-08

A good defense The latest military ground-vehicle navigation and communications give crews unprecedented situational awareness and on-the-move capability.

Automotive Engineering International 2010-07-07

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.


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

SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2010-06-24

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.

Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing 2010-06-23

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.

SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2010-06-03

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.

Automotive Engineering International 2010-06-01

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.