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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 ...

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 ...

The aircraft of the future: How electrifying will they be?

As mobility’s industry revolution on the ground captures all the press—electric and fuel-cell vehicles, driverless cars, etc.—it should not be a surprise that the aerospace industry’s drawing boards are full ...

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, ...

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 ...

Autonomous Driving: Science Fiction Meets Reality

A revolution in personal mobility is underway. How we power, how we drive and own our vehicles is changing before our eyes. Whether it is alternative powertrains, self-driving vehicles or shared/on demand mobility ...

New Vehicle Safety Requirements

There are big changes coming to the U.S. government’s 5-Star Safety Rating system for new vehicles—in addition to government plans that require electrified vehicles (EVs) to emit a warning sound. These new ...

‘Citizen of the world’

Cuneyt L. Oge begins his term as 2016 SAE International President with a vision about ‘auto-mobility and aero-mobility 2050.’ He was born in Turkey, spent time in the U.S. as a young adolescent, ...