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NASCAR making strides in seat safety

At last month’s SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting, two NASCAR safety experts were presented the Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award for their SAE International technical paper, “Development ...

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 ...

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 ...

Getting the most out of your Quality Management System

SAE International recently updated its AS9100 standard—Quality Management Systems–Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations—with Revision D to incorporate the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ...

SAE J3016 Standard Core Reference for Automated Vehicles

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s policy guidance released Sept. 20 on the testing and deployment of automated vehicles validates SAE International’s J3016 standard as the global industry reference ...

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 ...

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, ...

Standards Identified as Potential Barriers to Advancing Automated Vehicles

Full commercialization and market acceptance of connected vehicles won’t take place until issues such as driver vehicle interface, system status, functional safety, cybersecurity, public acceptance, driver ...

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 ...

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 ...