October 5, 1998 Design News
Annual Auto Issue
come the '99s
A sneak preview of the latest in engine and transmission
design, body styling, electronics, and safety advances
in next year's lineup of automobiles.
accord with the road
This year's Design News auto survey reveals our readers'
favorite cars, their views on safety features and electric
vehicles and more.
Dreams of an electric-car revolution any time soon are
dead. The toughest challenges stalling development of
battery technology: energy density and cost. Political
challenges about, too.
put vehicles on a lightweight diet
Plastic use in automobiles is growing and here's
what it brings to the party in applications as diverse
as electronic sensors to instrument panels.
The inside story on how GM engineers built a car with
a 25-Hz resonance frequency and Euro luxury-car handling.
Concert hall in a Cadillac
Cherokee transmission encompasses materials potpourri
Analysis ensures light safety
CFD cuts windshield nozzle design time
Steel lightens its auto-body load
Beetle engine cover uncovered
Beyond CAD and PDM lies PDM II
Safety through virtual prototyping
Polymer bearings:lots of mileage left in 'em
Tool production, electronic style
Simulation helps build better brakes
Conductive textile gives passengers a warm ride
Plastic awards cover the world
Auto relays so shhhhh...
Late developments that shape engineering
Technical news from around the world
The wrong way† By Paul E. Teague
Associate Editor Laurie Peach reviews noteworthy
Electronics make cars more efficient, safer, personal
fenders flares are tough
to the Editor
Readers state their views
FEA gives NASCAR driver the edge.
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