With the recent explosion of interest in electric vehicles, the field of automotive design and engineering is now offering a huge opportunity for designers. University engineering programs are rapidly restructuring to accommodate the demand, and the automotive industry is being revolutionized similarly. Body aerodynamics, lightweight composite frames, high output brushless motors, high energy density storage batteries, electronic and high power control circuitry, active suspension systems, autonomous steering, collision avoidance and survival, parking, braking, climate control, driver awareness monitoring, wireless connectivity, satellite navigation systems, and much more now goes into vehicle design. This field is wide open to innovation.
Auto Industry | autoindustry.co.uk | 0121 352 5231
Website is maintained by the Automotive Unit of the Department of Trade and Industry.
Automotive DesignLine Newsletter | automotivedesignline.com
Design resource for engineers and engineering managers involved in the development of automotive systems and equipment.
Automotive Engineer Magazine | ae-plus.com |
Resource for all automotive engineers, executives, researchers and enthusiasts who wish to update themselves on various aspects of the industry, whether it be technology, business, news or general information.
Automotive Engineering International Online
| sae.org/mags/aei | 877-606-7323 | Warrendale, PA
Magazine featuring tech briefs, news, articles and more, from SAE International.
Automotive Research Center (ARC) | arc.engin.umich.edu
| 734-764-8464 | Ann Arbor, MI
A University-based U.S. Army Center of Excellence for advancing technology of high fidelity simulation of military and civilian ground vehicles.
Car Body Design | carbodydesign.com
Articles, news and tutorials, for automotive designers, engineers, and enthusiasts.
Car Design Online | cardesignonline.com | UK
Internet resource for the automotive design community and the interested individual or professional. Content covers all aspects of design, from styling and modeling to the less exciting legislation and technical background.
Car Design News | cardesignnews.com | UK
Online magazine for automotive design industry professionals, transportation design students and design enthusiasts worldwide.
Clemson University Vehicular Electronics Laboratory
The Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory (CVEL) collaborates with industrial sponsors to provide research and education services involving all aspects of automotive and aerospace vehicle electronics including electronic components, circuits, sensors, communications, power distribution and mechatronics with an emphasis on systems integration, electromagnetic compatibility and modeling.
Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Ingénieurs des
Techniques de l'Automobile (FISITA) | fisita.com |
+44 (0) 20 7299 6630 | UK
Umbrella organisation for the national automotive societies in 38 countries around the world. FISITA's mission is to help create efficient, affordable, safe and sustainable automotive transportation.
Ferris State University | ferris.edu/automotive-engineering-college-degree.htm
| 231-591-2000 | Big Rapids, MI
Offers an automotive engineering B.S. degree (AET) program, a third- and fourth-year automotive engineering bachelor's degree program that concentrates on automotive engineering skills required by the automotive industry.
Laboratory of Automotive Engineering | tkk.fi/Units/Auto
+358-9-451 3411 | Finland
Publications, research and studies information at Helsinki University of Technology.
Loughborough University | lboro.ac.uk/departments/tt
Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering.
Minnesota State University | cset.mnsu.edu/aet
| 507-389-6383 | Mankato, MN
Automotive Engineering Technology (AET) - Four year Bachelor of Science degree.
RMIT | rmit.edu.au/browse/Our Organisation/Science
Engineering and Technology Portfolio/Schools/Aerospace, Mechanical
and Manufacturing Engineering/browse;ID=3ij2ifh8jhnf | +61 3 9925
8098 / Australia
Offers a Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Degree program.
Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc
| jsae.or.jp/index_e.php | +81-3-3262-8211 | Tokyo, Japan
Aims to promote scientific culture, expand the industrial economy, and improve the quality of people's lives by furthering the development of automobile science and technology.
The Engineer Online - Automotive Channel | theengineer.co.uk/Channels/Default.aspx?liChannelID=2&liSlotID=119
| +44 (0)20 7292 3705 | UK
The UK’s leading online resource for the engineering industry bringing you the latest news and features, details on new products and forthcoming events for the engineering technology sector.
University of Adelaide | adelaide.edu.au/ecms/programs/undergraduate/automotive.html
| +61 8 8303 4148 | Australia
Offers an Automotive Engineering degree program.
University of Leeds | mech-eng.leeds.ac.uk/msc/auto-eng/autoeng.html
| 0113 34 32149 | UK
Automotive Engineering Programme offered through the School of Mechanical Engineering.
University of Michigan | automotiveeng.engin.umich.edu
| 734-763-1134 | Ann Arbor, MI
Master of Automotive Engineering degree program.