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Automotive Engineering International 2005-10-01

  • Magazine Issue
Published October 01, 2005 by SAE International in United States
  • English
  • Not passive on safety
    Modern automotive electronics are enabling many advances in post-crash protection of occupants.
  • DSP usage grows
    Infotainment and other new functions spark growth in the automotive chip applications.
  • Pontiac's time to shine
    GM cashes in on the Solstice concept buzz by rushing its roadster to production.
  • Ford midsize comeback a Fusion
    Filling an open space in its lineup, Ford sought to equip its newest entry not with technological marvels but with great balance between attributes.
  • Honda does its Civic duty
    The eighth-generation vehicle sports a new look and plenty of new technology, including an improved hybrid powertrain for those who want to fill up a little less often.
  • BMW re-engineers 3 Series
    The new car packs a high level of technology cascaded down from its larger and more costly siblings.
  • Kia's Rio Grande
    The all-new subcompact cars from Kia aim for comfort, quality, and safety features at entry-level cost.
  • Hybrids go heavy
    The payoff for hybrid technology is high for vehicles with hefty payloads.
  • Honda Ridgeline: extreme engineering
    For its first pickup, Honda turned to the experts by relying on truck-loving engineers at its Ohio R&D center to lead the development project.