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Autonomous vehicles: driving into a very big cloud

Today, you cannot pick up a newspaper—much less an automotive industry journal—without seeing an article related to autonomous or connected vehicles. What was relegated to the distant future less than a decade ...

SAE Supports the International Automotive Engineering Conference (IAEC)

Recently, SAE International partnered with the Turkish Auto Industry to provide support for the International Automotive Engineering Conference (IAEC) in Istanbul, Turkey. The event was organized to help develop ...

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 ...

Alternative Powertrains – Back to a Future of Many Choices

It was not that long ago that we grew up knowing only one type of automobile – one powered by an internal combustion engine (ICE). But that was not always the case. At the beginning of the 20th century, when ...

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, ...

Personal Mobility in the Era of Megacities and Supercities

In the 1950s, around 30% of the world’s population lived in urban centers. In countries like India today, that is still largely the case. But as we approach 2050, the UN projects that some 70% of the entire ...

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 ...

48 V Mild Hybrids Dominate

The consensus of global forecasts suggests that 48 V mild hybrids will soon come to dominate the market. In fact, due to tightening vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations and increasing demand for onboard ...

These Eight Green Technologies Could Save Airlines $225 Billion

NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project, created in 2009 and completed in 2015, explored and documented the feasibility, benefits, and technical risk of inventive vehicle concepts and enabling ...

Automotive Inspiration for Off-Highway Lightweighting

While lightweighting has long been a popular option for reducing emissions in the automotive sector, it continues to be less so in the design of off-highway vehicles, and there are many reasons for this. One is that ...