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Automotive Engineering International 2013-06-04

  • Magazine Issue
  • 13AEID0604
Published June 04, 2013 by SAE International in United States
  • English
  • Global Viewpoints - Europe: Smartening up R&D
    As every aspect of automotive technology makes rapid advances, R&D becomes ever more complex and faces additional pressures on cost and time. In our annual report from Europe, we spoke to very senior executives about their R&D methods and the demanding criteria they face.
  • LEDs light the way for SuperTruck
    A research team developed a group of low-energy; high-output LED lamps for forward lighting that could be retrofitted into the truck's current incandescent headlamp housing and lens.
  • Plastic proliferation under the hood
    Plastic components continue to displace metal engine parts because of cost and weight advantages.