Christopher A. Sawyer

Dudder: The All-American

September 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but none come better than this.

Testing Means No Bum Steer

August 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Supplying leather to the auto industry isn’t always easy or profitable, says GST Auto Leather, but by concentrating on research, development, and testing it’s possible to stay a step ahead.

Dudder: iCarumba!

August 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Apologies to Bart Simpson—and BMW—for thinking the iPod was the interface king, and iDrive the dud.

Body Beautiful

August 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Audi’s Space Frame concept isn’t all about aluminum anymore. Now there’s a new version that combines steel with aluminum to create an intriguing hybrid structure.

Reinvigorating GM Design

July 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

According to global design chief Ed Welburn, design and engineering must work together with a clear and common vision.

Dudder: It’s All About You

July 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Vehicles and features don’t win the respect—and money—of car buyers. First, you have to make them care about you.

Tricking The Light Fantastic

June 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Hella’s adaptive lighting distribution technology lets drivers see farther by putting light only where it’s needed.

Dudder: Diet Drinks, Apple, and George Romney

June 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

It isn’t a Jeopardy category, but rather a prescription to fix what ails Detroit.

$4-Per-Gallon 4-Cylinder

June 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Turbocharging, direct injection, and a variable compression ratio make four greater than six.“The company that decides it wants to establish a new trend will take a chance with a technology like this,” says Robert Last, v.p. of Operations and Communications, FEV Engine Technology (Auburn Hills, MI; www.fev.com). The technology he’s talking about is actually two tech-nologies that started life in separate test programs, and were joined together late in 2006 as part of a project to take advantage of the increased interest in alternative fuels and overall fuel economy brought about by rising gasoline prices.

Nissan’s Turner-Ready Sentra

June 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

 Now that the volume models of the new Sentra sedan are on sale, Nissan can take care of the boy racers in the audience with the addition of the Sentra SE-R and SE-R Spec V.

Racing Developments: Actually, It Is Rocket Science

May 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Whether it’s winning Le Mans, or helping to develop U.S. Navy missiles, engineers from Pratt & Miller Engineering are involved.

Dudder: Collapsing From Within

May 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Racing was hailed as the “Sport of the Seventies,” but given its current problems, that moniker may prove prophetic.