- 10-year-old whiskey. Crain, Keith // Automotive News;11/27/1995, Vol. 70 Issue 5634, p12
Opinion. Discusses the challenges facing car designers. Forecasting of consumer tastes; Importance of focus groups and researches.
- Differing tastes, standards make global autos a challenge. Braham, James // Machine Design;10/12/95, Vol. 67 Issue 18, p22
Focuses on the efforts to design and create a global automobile. Problems faced by designers and engineers; Differences in taste; Globalization's impact on suppliers; Increase in joint ventures between automakers and suppliers; Recruitment of competent workers.
- Cars of the 90s. Cook, W.J.; Stanglin, D. // U.S. News & World Report;8/10/87, Vol. 103 Issue 6, p38
The logical 70s are gone & the emotional 90s are on the way. Car makers, faced with the toughest competition ever, are turning their engineers & designers loose with a spirit not seen in a generation. Swooping lines, plush seats & hot engines arecoming--and so are on board computers that...
- Beating the bends. Fox, Barry // New Scientist;8/29/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1836, p22
Reports on a patent that Fujitsu has filed for in Europe on a system in cars of the future that will tell the driver when he is approaching a tight bend too fast. Description of the system; A synthesized voice will tell the driver to slow down.
- U.S. buyers want low-profile car designs. Henry, Jim // Automotive News;5/30/1994, Vol. 68 Issue 5554, p36
Reports on Americans' preference for car design. Impact of crime-consciousness on car design; Nissan chief designer Gerry Hirshberg's comments.
- They jump they spin they run on rubber bands. Normile, D. // Popular Science;Mar92, Vol. 240 Issue 3, p66
Looks at a variety of entries in the Toyota Engineering Society's annual Idea Olympics. Includes vehicles powered by rubber bands, chemical reaction, and air pistons and springs.
- A ride in a hybrid. Brown, S.F.; McCosh, D. // Popular Science;Mar92, Vol. 240 Issue 3, p28
Reports that the city of Los Angeles recently sponsored the development of a car driven by both electric power and a small gas engine, part of a design contest aimed at encouraging low-emissions vehicles. The winner, the LA301, was developed by International Automotive Design of England under a...
- Carmakers ponder future of materials. Chamberlain, Gary // R&D Magazine;Nov95, Vol. 37 Issue 12, p45
Focuses on materials that could determine the future of automobile manufacturers in the next century. Auto/Steel Partnership; Materials used for the 1994 Ford Windstar; Question concerning the safety of aluminum; Growing interest of the industry in magnesium and its alloys; Areas in which...
- Canadian track woos automakers. Sinek, Jeremy // Automotive News;6/7/1993, Vol. 67 Issue 5503, p10
Discusses the advantages of using the CEVA test track at Quebec, Canada, for high-speed testing as well as cold-weather testing. Development and performance of compliance testing for Canadian safety standards; Features of the test track.
- Ford holds hybrid competition. Keebler, Jack // Automotive News;6/7/1993, Vol. 67 Issue 5503, p42
Reports on a competetive event held at Ford Motor Corp.'s ground with 30 universities showing off their hybrid-electric vehicles. Sponsors of the event; Aim of the event; Nature of the competition.