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The Future of Automotive Transportation
The reinvention of the car is not just going to be an exercise in transforming powertrains, particularly in the world of 2030, when 60% of the people on the planet will live in cities. Crowded cities.
Article Published: 5/1/2010
A Cool Steel Hose
European cars built with air conditioning systems after 2011 will no longer be able to use R134a as a refrigerant.
Article Published: 4/25/2008
Ford Racing: Polishing The Oval
When you think "Ford Racing," you probably think "NASCAR." Possibly NHRA.
Article Published: 4/25/2008
Jeep Engineering Innovation: '07 Patriot
One of the most remarkable exercises in automotive engineering that has occurred of late is the development of the 2007 Jeep Patriot.
Article Published: 5/1/2007
ZF Takes Evolutionary Approach to 6-Speed Transmission
After introducing a family of 6-speed automatic transmissions in 2001—6 HP 19, 6 HP 26 and 6 HP 32—ZF Friedrichshafen AG (www.zf.com) is turning another page via the debut of its latest iteration, the 6 HP 28, which provides improved fue...
Article Published: 5/1/2007
Collaboration/Innovation Key To Viper's Venom
Developing a new engine for the now-legendary Dodge Viper included input from renowned engine engineering firms, the development of new electronics, and a whole lot of enthusiasm.
Article Published: 4/4/2007
Powertrain Testing-Clever Ideas At Mahle
The “news” per se at MAHLE Powertrain (www.mahle-pwertrain.com; Novi, MI) is that the company now has the wherewithal to perform super ultra-low-emissions vehicle (SULEV) testing capabilities.
Article Published: 4/4/2007
TLC Is Key For System Assessment
When it comes to specifying and buying a machining system for powertrain production operations, it is essential to look beyond the price sticker. Economies of scale are certainly important. But so are a variety of other factors.
Article Published: 4/4/2007
STEEL Improves C-Class Structure
Mercedes engineers turned to new steel alloys to make the 2008 C-Class safer, stronger and lightweight.
Article Published: 3/7/2007
GM Quiets Direct Injection
GM’s new 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 engine, debuting in the 2008 Cadillac CTS, features a unique patent-pending injection system that is isolated from the cylinder head, resulting in improved noise, vibration and harshness characteristics t...
Article Published: 3/7/2007

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