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Automotive Engineering International 2005-10-01
- Magazine Issue
Published October 01, 2005 by SAE International in United States
- 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.