Dr. Peter Phleps of BMW’s Institute for Mobility Research describes himself as an “optimist,” but believes that in industrial countries the period of strong passenger car growth is over. In addition to economic factors, explanations for this trend point to demographic development or increasing multi-modal mobility patterns of young adults.
This year’s SAE World Congress showcased many new innovations and ideas in automotive engineering including a new “Tech Hub” located in the center of the exhibit floor. The Tech Hub featured automotive industry experts who addressed a number of technical concepts not yet mature enough for formal technical paper presentations.
The Copper Rotor Induction Motor News highlights innovations using copper and described by automotive supplier exhibitors in brief interviews from the 2015 World Congress in Detroit.