Automotive Engineering - March 2021 - 2

CONTENTS
FEATURES

REGULARS

22 Engineering Ford's future

COVER STORY 

Product platform and operations chief Hau Thai-Tang on navigating
the microchip shortage, compact-unibody trucks, EV and AV
challenges, and driving engineering efficiencies amid the lockdown.

28 NAWA aims for 5-minute EV charge
NANO-CARBON ELECTRODE | ELECTRIFICATION

A new nano-based carbon electrode is key to reducing electricvehicle charging time.

30 Hemphill's mission: Support the
innovation ecosystem 2021 SAE PRESIDENT | MANAGEMENT
Schaeffler America CTO Jeff Hemphill brings impressive technical
chops and well-honed communication skills to his new role as 2021
SAE International president.

4 Editorial: The legacy of the pioneering,
controversial EV-1
6 SAE Standards News
8 Supplier Eye
Electrification and the Two-Cycle Imperative

10 Technology Report
10	 Electrified Corvettes in development |
PROPULSION

12	 German OEMs flex 3D manufacturing muscle |
MANUFACTURING

16	 ZF builds 'middleware' to address vehicle
software escalation | SOFTWARE
17	 TDK unveils power-generating wheel sensor |
SENSORS

18	 Bosch consolidates computing talent in new
mobility division | SOFTWARE

ON THE COVER
Ford's chief product platform and operations officer, Hau Thai-Tang,
with 2021 Mustang Mach-E, at Ford's Dearborn Proving Ground,
January 2021. (Photo by Keith Tolman/VIS)

20 Road Ready
20	Ford F-150 Raptor goes 4-door only; R
version next year  

32 Product Briefs
Spotlight: Thermal Management 

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34 Reader Feedback
35 Companies Mentioned, Ad Index
36 Q&A

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