1st Edition

Automotive Innovation The Science and Engineering behind Cutting-Edge Automotive Technology

By Patrick Hossay Copyright 2020

    Automotive Innovation: The Science and Engineering behind Cutting-Edge Automotive Technology provides a survey of innovative automotive technologies in the auto industry. Automobiles are rapidly changing, and this text explores these trends. IC engines, transmissions, and chassis are being improved, and there are advances in digital control, manufacturing, and materials. New vehicles demonstrate improved  performance, safety and efficiency factors; electric vehicles represent a green energy alternative, while sensor technologies and computer processors redefine the nature of driving. The text explores these changes, the engineering and science behind them, and directions for the future.

    1. Bringing the Fire

    2. The End of Compromise

    3. Getting Power to the Pavement

    4. Electric Machines

    5. Electrified Powertrains

    6. The Electric Fuel Tank

    7. Automotive Architecture

    8. The Power of Shape

    9. Smarter Cars


    Professor Patrick Hossay heads the Energy Studies and Sustainability programs at Stockton University where he teaches courses in automotive technology, green vehicle innovations, and energy science. He is also an experienced aircraft and automotive mechanic, and enjoys restoring classic cars and motorcycles.