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The SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars—Electronic and Electrical Systems aims to be the primary source of comprehensive and innovative research in the areas of electrical and electronic systems and components such as those related to connectivity and communications, controls, active safety, infotainment, intelligent vehicle systems, electromagnetic compatibility, actuators, diagnosis, and related subjects.

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Editor's Picks

2017-01-1756 | 2017-06-05
Journal Article
This paper presents a systematic approach to interior engine sound design for enhancing sound character of car interior sound effectively. Nowadays an active noise control technology is widely used in vehicle industry. Particularly, an active sound design (ASD) technique using vehicle’s audio sys…
2017-01-2275 | 2017-10-08
Technical Paper
In order to meet increasingly stringent emission regulations and reduce fuel consumption, development of modern powertrain is becoming more complicated, combining many advanced technologies. Gasoline engine downsizing is already established as a proven technology to reduce vehicle fleet CO2 emiss…
2017-01-2307 | 2017-10-08
Technical Paper
Lift-off length is defined as the distance from injector hole to the location where flame stabilized on a high injection pressure direct injection (DI) diesel spray. In this paper we used the high-speed (40 kHz) Schlieren and time-averaged OH chemiluminescence imaging technique to simultaneously …
2017-01-2414 | 2017-10-08
Technical Paper
The new Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) engine, an evolution of the 2.3L 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine from Saab, was designed, built, and tested with close collaboration between BAIC Motor Powertrain Co., Ltd. and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI®). The upgraded engine…
2017-24-0021 | 2017-09-04
Journal Article
One of the key technologies for the improvement of the diesel engine thermal efficiency is the reduction of the engine heat transfer through the thermal insulation of the combustion chamber. This paper presents a numerical investigation on the effects of the combustion chamber insulation on the h…

In The News

ORBIS Ring Drive on display at WCX 2018
DETROIT – California-based startup Orbis Driven takes the wraps off its unique in-wheel electric-motor drive system that saves weight, cost and complexity by eliminating the need for traditional drivelines.

Orbis Driven’s unique approach to using an electric motor to drive a ring gear draws inspiration from as far back as the 1898 Lohner-Porsche EV.
Wards Auto | 2018-04-20
Powertrain
The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic cars ever build and there are many reasons for that. The innovative approach in the 1960s, the performance, the sales success, and its legacy on the race track have all contributed to the legend.

But the nameplate also went through drastic changes. The second-gen model is now hated for turning the muscle car into a mundane compact, while the fourth-gen Mustang was this close to becoming a front-wheel drive car.
Top Speed | 2018-04-20
Powertrain
HAMBURG (Reuters) - German police have arrested the head of powertrain development at Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) Porsche business and he is being held on remand as he was seen as a flight risk, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Reuters | 2018-04-20
Powertrain
A new BMW M2 has been a subject among fans of the German automaker and now they don't have to wait any longer. BMW has just unveiled the 2019 M2 Competition with thrilling news. It's powered by the M3/M4 engine from its bigger brother.
Industry Leaders | 2018-04-18
cybersecurity
Tesla (TSLA) said Monday that it's pressing pause in order "to improve automation" and deal with bottlenecks. The company declined to say how long the stoppage would last.
CNN | 2018-06-18