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Appraising the potential for platooning in the U.S.

Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) are receiving significant attention as a technology solution to realize safer, more cost-effective, and efficient operation of several transportation systems. CAVs can also ...

Fresh air for the passenger experience

When considering environmental factors in commercial aerospace, the most familiar themes focus on the reduction of emissions, noise, and fuel consumption. These design factors are interlinked and present a ...

The Cost of Electrification

There isn’t a single automaker in the world who believes it can earn profit from electric cars in the short term. The reason is the high cost of batteries that are needed to give the range drivers expect. In ...

Finding a ‘feasible pathway’ to Phase 2 GHG standards

As the Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) for the U.S. EPA, Christopher Grundler and his staff of nearly 400 employees strive to protect public health and the environment by reducing air ...

New Choices in Fuel Efficient Cars

Despite two-dollar per gallon gasoline in the U.S., automakers are developing new, even more efficient power solutions. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at the ...

Evaluating Energy Storage Options for Hybrid Electric Aircraft

The automotive industry has pioneered hybrid electric vehicle development. The aerospace industry has not followed the automotive trend largely due to integration challenges, a long and costly product development ...

Meeting 2025 Regulations at Great Cost

According to Jay Baron, President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor—the cost of meeting the 2025 regulations “is going to be greater than everyone says it will be even with ...

Powering the More-Electric Aircraft

It is theorized that systems and equipment for an All Electric Aircraft (AEA) will be developed 20 years hence as a More-Electric Aircraft (MEA) with no bleed system, which is a concept typified by the Boeing 787, ...

Aerospace Applications for Off-Highway Engines

It’s 2016, and EPA Tier 4 Final is firmly in the rearview mirror. So we can all relax, breathe a big sigh of relief and never worry about increasing emissions standards ever again. Right? I can hear your “yeah, ...

Debunking Electric Vehicle Myths

Panelists of the “Why it’s likely that there will be an electrified vehicle in your future?” session at the SAE 2016 World Congress (our largest global automotive event) discussed the influence of ...