Automotive Engineer is the magazine of the EAEC

Automotive Engineer

Focus

Big improvements

Ben Sampson, .

Smarter trucks will reduce driver workload, accident statistics and fuel consumption. Scania's R&D chief Dr Harald Ludanek describes his firm's technology roadmap

Data stream

James Scoltock, .

As the amount of information entering vehicles grows, firms will have to control its flow better, relieving pressure on bus networks and processing technology

Openness breeds creativity

James Scoltock, .

The use of open-source software promises to bring new brains into the industry and will enable OEMs and suppliers to add functions and to update systems faster

The dangers of downloading

James Scoltock, .

Connectivity is increasing and that’s forcing suppliers to develop systems to protect vehicles from malicious software and other external threats

Sensing the future

James Scoltock, .

Increasing the vehicle's role in daily driving should cut accident figures but there's a lot of work still to do on sensors and data processing

Life assurance policy

Reducing the number of deaths on our roads requires that vehicles do more of the driving for us but liability issues and system redundancy must be resolved

Elemental decision

Using the world's simplest, most abundant element to power fuel-cell vehicles has many advantages. Toyota claims to have solved the engineering challenges but the hydrogen infrastructure must be developed

Charging ahead

Renault remains convinced batteries and motors are the solution to the CO2 problem. EV programmes vice-president Béatrice Foucher explains the lessons learned and what must happen next