Cars go digital
Features 10/2/2000 Post a comment As the automobile moves beyond its role as a mode of transportation and becomes a site for work and entertainment, engineers must use new bus architectures
Dial-up rearview mirror
News 10/2/2000 Post a comment Soon drivers will be able to access e-mail, make phone calls, get directions, and check carbon monoxide levels, simply with a word or glance to the mirror.
Insight—or out of mind?
News 10/2/2000 Post a comment As an engineer and journalist who has written about the technology in the Honda Insight, I was more interested in how the hybrid power system would function and perform in normal driving situations.
Pickup and go a new way
News 10/2/2000 Post a comment With the strength of a stallion and the nimbleness of a mare, the new 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac could win the best of breed at any show.
Montero makes the marriage work
News 10/2/2000 Post a comment The 2001 Mitsubishi Montero engineering team has done a good job of combining authentic dirt digging, Paris-to-Dakar-rally winning heritage, and the comfort of a luxury sedan.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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