Still need steel? The use of ultra-high-strength steels is on the rise in a number of industries, including off-highway. But many alternatives are being considered, driven by the need of companies to be environmentally friendly.
Machine programming investigates a new STEP While the machining industry has adapted to the 50-year-old standard for CNC machine language commonly known as G-Code, a community of engineers has worked on a replacement, the STEP AP238 protocol known as STEP-NC. Is the machining world ready for it?
Focused on fuel economy Optimizing vehicle fuel efficiency takes a combination of engineering solutions and driver behavior. In part one of his two-part series, AEI examines the technologies being employed. Part two, coming in the April 6 print edition, discusses drivers' impact on higher mpg. Sound engineering Engineers using advanced tools create the sound of today's vehicles. Collaboration, innovation on the agenda The SAE 2010 World Congress, with the theme "Ecollaboration: engage. exchange. excel," will be held April 13-15, 2010, at Cobo Center in Detroit, MI. With this theme, host company Ford is calling for collaboration as a way to develop innovative solutions to overcome economic and environmental challenges. Speaking of controls Voice recognition has made big strides, but intergrating it into a seamless human-machine interface is a huge challenge.
Jaguar's green technology Jaguar is synonymous with sporting elegance and refinement-and now also high tech materials and green endeavour. Ian Adcock gets the inside story from the all new XJ's engineering design team Spotlight on Phil Hodgkinson Phil Hodgkinson talks with Ian Adcock about Jaguar Land Rover's future engineering strategy EcoBoost set to cut fuel consumption by 20% Ford's EcoBoost is about more than cutting engine capacity and adding direct injection, turbocharging and twin variable camshafts. Automotive Design reveals the technology behind the headlines
Risk, adventure, and learning from the past The Cal Poly 2009 Formula hybrid car with the funny wheels took first place in the "Hybrid in Progress" category. North American international auto show concepts The most significant vehicles features either full- or hybrid-electric powertrains, signaling the industry's intent to further electrify the new car world. Collaboration, innovation on agenda SAE 2010 World Congress to offer more focused technology and cost-saving solutions.
Foreign relations: US F1 A team based in the heart of America's NASCAR country takes on the world of Formula One. Energizing materials Materials science and engineering will continue to play a major role in realizing new energy opportunities.
Checking on safety As safety moves into the spotlight, many diagnostic techniques ensure that all the elements work reliably. Going green, quietly The emphasis on reduced emissions is not about to affect teh attention given to the desired levels of comfort and refinement in vehicles.