Automotive engineering
Modern automotive engineering, along with aerospace engineering and marine engineering, is a branch of automobile engineering, incorporating elements of mechanical, electrical, electronic, software an...
Porsche Left A Cheeky Message On The 911 GT3 Acura Bought To Develop The NSX
A note to any automakers benchmarking cars built by Porsche: They will find you, and they'll probably leave you goofy messages hidden somewhere in the car.
This Is The Centenario, Lamborghini's Next Ultra-Limited-Edition Hypercar
It's gone now, but Lamborghini briefly posted a video on YouTube this morning of its next ultra-limited-edition car, the Centenario — a 770-horsepower tribute to the 100th birthday of company...
Bugatti’s Chiron Will Conquer The World With A 290 Mph Top Speed, 2.2-Second Sprint To 60
Bugatti's Chiron will reportedly sprint to 60 mph in just 2.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 290 mph, 20 mph faster than the current world record-holder. So far 130 customer orders out of 500 tota...
Elon Musk Just Announced 'Ludicrous Mode' For The Tesla Model S
Tesla CEO Elon Musk held a press conference on Friday. He announced the introduction of "Ludicrous Mode" for the high performance variant of the Model S. In Ludicrous Mode, Tesla claims the upgraded P...
Ford 8.8 axle
The Ford 8.8 is an automotive axle manufactured by Ford Motor Company at the Sterling Axle Plant in Sterling Heights, MI. It was first used in model year 1983 Ford trucks. The axle was developed to ...
Tractive force
As used in mechanical engineering, the term tractive force can either refer to the total traction a vehicle exerts on a surface, or the amount of the total traction that is parallel to the direction o...
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Vehicle dynamics
Vehicle dynamics refers to the dynamics of vehicles, here assumed to be ground vehicles. Vehicle dynamics is a part of engineering primarily based on classical mechanics.This article applies primarily...
Irwin Lachman
Irwin Lachman (born 1930) is a co-inventor of the catalytic converter.
Lachman was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1930 and grew up in Jersey Homesteads, New Jersey, and attended Upper Freehold Town...
John Judd
John Judd (born in Coventry in 1942) is a Formula One engineer from England. He is the boss of Engine Developments Ltd., manufacturers of Judd engines. He is also known for his partnership with tripl...
Ride height
Ride height (also called ground clearance or simply clearance) is the amount of space between the base of an automobile tire and the underside of the chassis; or, more properly, to the shortest distan...
Dana 44
The Dana/Spicer Model 44 is an automotive axle manufactured by Dana Corp. and is used extensively among automobile manufacturers and in the automotive aftermarket area as well. The Dana 44 was first...
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4-poster
A 4-poster or four poster automotive test system is specifically designed for the testing of vehicles (cars, trucks). These test systems consist of 4 hydraulic actuators on top of which the wheels of...
Ossi Oikarinen
Ossi Oikarinen (born 3 May 1970) is a Finnish engineer who works in Formula One. Oikarinen began his Formula One career with Arrows in 1997 and continued in its employment until 2000. He worked at Toy...
Ossi Oikarinen - Wikipedia
IAV
IAV GmbH (German: Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr, literal Engineer Society Automobil and Traffic), abbreviated to IAV, is an engineering company in the automotive industry, designing produ...
Body flex
Body flex is a lack of rigidity in a motor vehicle's chassis. It is often something to be avoided by car manufacturers as higher levels of body flex is a sign of structural weakness, and means that th...
Dana 80
The Dana/Spicer Model 80 is an automotive axle manufactured by Dana Corp. and has been used in OEM heavy duty applications by Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford. It can be identified by its straight axle tube...
Dana 80 - Wikipedia
Dana S 110
The Dana/Spicer Model S110 is an automotive axle manufactured by the Dana Corp. and the Eaton Corporation. Eaton manufactures the carrier and Dana manufactures the rest of the axle. The S110 model ...
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Wheelbase
In both road and rail vehicles, the wheelbase is the distance between the centers of the front and rear wheels.
The wheelbase of a vehicle equals the distance between its front and rear wheels. A...
Wheelbase - Wikipedia
Automotive aerodynamics
Automotive aerodynamics is the study of the aerodynamics of road vehicles. Its main goals are reducing drag and wind noise, minimizing noise emission, and preventing undesired lift forces and other c...
Automotive aerodynamics - Wikipedia
Formula Student
Formula Student is a student engineering competition held annually in the UK. Student teams from around the world design, build, test, and race a small-scale formula style racing car. The cars are jud...
Formula Student - Wikipedia
Tim Goss
Tim Goss (Born 28 February 1963), is a British motor racing engineer, the current technical director of the McLaren Honda Formula One team.Goss graduated from Imperial College London, where he also co...
Center axle disconnect
A center axle disconnect system or CAD is an alternative to locking hubs. CAD systems are typically used in front drive axles on four wheel drive vehicles. A CAD system works by having an axle shaft...
Center axle disconnect - Wikipedia