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
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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
Automotive Engineering International Online
| sae.org/mags/aei | 877-606-7323 | Warrendale, PA
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
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
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
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
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
Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc
| jsae.or.jp/index_e.php | +81-3-3262-8211 | Tokyo, Japan
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
University of Adelaide | adelaide.edu.au/ecms/programs/undergraduate/automotive.html
| +61 8 8303 4148 | Australia
Offers an Automotive Engineering
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