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Automotive Engineer


Connected on the go

James Allen, .

The pressure on OEMs and their suppliers to provide drivers with the latest electronics systems is growing. Industry experts from across the spectrum offer their thoughts on how vehicle e/e architectures will evolve over the next decade

Out of our hands

James Scoltock, .

Audi is investing heavily in autonomous vehicle technology, which could help to decrease the stress that drivers feel, and improve safety. But the systems are still in their embryonic stages

Pressure game

James Scoltock, .

Gasoline direct injection has helped to improve efficiency, but as engines are further downsized pressures will go far higher than 200bar

Pushing forward

James Allen, .

Gasoline engines have traditionally delivered higher CO2 emissions than diesels, but legislation is pushing the technology to achieve ever greater efficiency levels. Five gasoline experts address what the future holds and which technologies will be relevant as OEMs seek to meet targets

Linked in

James Scoltock, .

Toyota’s vision of the connected future involves linking its vehicles to the emergency services, internet service providers and the wider community

Ahead of the game

James Allen, .

Demand for ever greater vehicle connectivity is proving insatiable. Volvo’s electric systems chief, Thomas Müller, explains why the firm wants to be a front runner in satisfying this need

Smart choices

James Scoltock, .

PSA Peugeot Citroën wants to make greater use of smartphones and the cloud to power its infotainment systems, allowing the OEM to increase functionality and keep systems up-to-date

Realising the vision

Ben Sampson, .

Volvo’s next car launch and the company’s investment in testing facilities are important steps towards its ambitious goal of cutting the number of accidents involving its vehicles

Data blending

James Scoltock, .

As the number of sensors on cars grows, data fusion will become more important in order to process information and make driving safer

Achieving the impossible

James Allen, .

Advanced driver-assistance systems are pushing the boundaries of what vehicles can do. Improved sensors and better mapping are helping to avoid hazards, and the combination of both is leading to greater autonomy