July-August 2015

Improving vehicle development programmes is a challenge. Simulation tools are one method of achieving this. We explore the benefits.


The EPA and NHTSA want to push truck emissions lower

Audi's latest-generation A4 sedan is the most efficient yet

ACEA wants a wider look at emissions production

Alfa Romeo enters the D-segment with the Giulia


Researchers reduce dendrite formation in lithium-metal cells

Ford brings 3D printing to series production

Toyota improves human modelling in crash tests

The Audi RS3 puts the power down with all-wheel drive


Simulation speeds up vehicle development process

Viewpoint: We need to look at more than just tailpipe emissions

Milestones: How the Jensen FF defined all-wheel drive

Recruitment: If you want to boost your career, look here

The Job: Leading the Honda Civic Type R programme 


Audi TT

A mixed-material body and all-wheel drive help the sports car balance aesthetics and performance

SEAT Ibiza

Increasing connectivity and improving ride and handling keep this B-segment hatchback relevant

What the future holds

The Vienna Motor Symposium shines a light on the technologies that will power future mass mobility

Cover story

Porsche tastes victory again at Le Mans with its turbocharged V4 919 hybrid race car

Rolling resistance

Tyre technology is becoming more complex so commercial vehicles can stay on the road longer

Globally distinctive

Tata Motors' head of engineering explains the firm's investment in research and development

Refreshing difference

Aachen University's breadth of research makes it an important asset to the industry

Focus: Testing and CAE

Improving vehicle development programmes is a challenge for every engineer and OEM. More efficient use of time and resources is everyone's goal. Simulation tools are one method of achieving this. They can reduce costs by minimising the need for expensive crash tests, improve the combustion process of engines before they are put on test benches, and limit the amount of time required in wind tunnels. These are just some of the benefits we explore with both OEMs and software firms.

tags: July-August 2015