The new boss at Ford is pushing to inject a new mindset into the company's traditional insular culture. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at Ford's move to cut cost by over $14 billion over the next five years. SAE Eye on Engineering also airs Monday mornings on WJR 760 AM Detroit's Paul W. Smith Show. Access archived episodes of SAE Eye on Engineering.
The era of humans writing software is coming to an end. Learn how the auto industry is adapting to new data driven analytics and solutions.
A new form of transportation is here. Think full length tubes between two points, with very fast, extremely efficient and safe vehicles that are also environmentally friendly.
Future fuel economy targets represent a significant challenge to the automotive industry. While a range of technologies are in research and development to address this challenge, they all bring additional cost and complexity to future products. The most cost effective solutions are likely to be combinations of technologies that in isolation might have limited advantages but in a systems approach can offer complementary benefits. This presentation describes work carried out at Ricardo to explore Intelligent Electrification and the use of Stratified Charge Lean Combustion in a spark ignition engine. This includes a next generation Spray Guided Direct Injection SI engine combustion system operating robustly with highly stratified dilute mixtures and capable of close to 40% thermal efficiency with very low engine-out NOx emissions.