SsangYong is set on making meaningful inroads into the challenging European market, where aesthetics and engineering need to cohere convincingly to achieve real success. UK CEO Paul Williams describes it as a "challenger brand."
The company estimates that its new Remote Clean4U windshield defrosting and cleaning system, shown at IAA Frankfurt for the first time, consumes 28 times less energy than an electric defrosting system.
Both suppliers revealed futuristic demonstrators at the Frankfurt Motor Show that portend what vehicle cabins will look like when fully autonomous cars hit the road. Comfort and connectivity are major themes.
InCar plus is the most extensive internal R&D project that ThyssenKrupp has ever undertaken, with more than 40 individual solutions geared toward cost-effective vehicle weight reduction without sacrificing performance. Timo Faath, General Manager Technology, ThyssenKrupp Steel North America, Inc., talks about the project and some of its promising technologies.
Engineers should expect government regulators in the U.S. and Europe to more strictly enforce existing rules and tighten emission-testing protocols, close gaps between laboratory and real-world testing, and perform more spot checks that can catch abuse after new vehicle models are approved for sale.
It’s widely predicted that vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology will be required on all vehicles due to its significant role in improving safety. These transmissions are mainly for safety, but the wealth of real-time information will undoubtedly be useful for something else.
Porsche's all-new turbocharged flat-six engines for the 2016 911 Carrera and Carrera S are full of technology tricks for more power and fuel efficiency. Will anyone miss the unblown 3.4-L and 3.8-L units they replace?
The 2016 SUV is nearly 300 lb (136 kg) lighter than its predecessor, yet maintains its high safety standard thanks to a new-generation ACE body structure and the available Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistance technologies. Honda also debuted its digital product development-and-manufacturing process with the new Pilot.