November 2015

Greater levels of connectivity mean that OEMS and suppliers will need to work harder to keep cars secure

News

Volvo increases electrification to boost efficiency

McLaren uses carbon fibre to increase 570S performance

ACEA wants transitional period for new testing procedures

Tesla updates the Model S with more autonomous functions

Technology

Ford looks to biomimicry to solve engineering challenges

Broadcom improves Ethernet packaging with 28nm switch

Renesas builds autonomous vehicle platform

Nissan's Leaf increases its range with 30kWh battery

Regulars

The emissions debate needs to include the regulators

Viewpoint: Why open-source platforms could increase security

Milestones: How Bugatti took performance to extremes

Diary: Every event that you need to attend

Recruitment: Looking for a change of career, look here

The Job: Developing C/D cars for Ford of Europe

Features

Mazda MX-5

A focus on weight loss and decreased dimensions has made the roadster more fun

Honda Jazz

As the B-segment continues to grow, Honda improves dynamics and increases efficiency

Cover story

Greater levels of connectivity mean that OEMs and suppliers will need to work harder to keep cars secure

Driving force

How the RDE test will bring what happens in the laboratory closer to what happens on the road

In safe hands

Reducing the number of accidents on our roads is driving research at Chalmers University of Technology

Ahead of the game

If Valeo plans to be at the forefront of autonomous vehicle roll-out, sensor technologies will be key

Focus:Vehicle dynamics and chassis

The increased use of simulation tools is touching every area of vehicle development programmes – including improving dynamic behaviour.

We take a look at how better simulation technology could replace hexapod designs and at the improvements CAE systems are bringing to premium marques.

And as Ford expands the markets its Mustang muscle car is sold in, we look at how its chassis has been completely changed to match the dynamics of its competitors

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