Cleaner Interior Air & Small-Batch Ideas

Webasto has developed units for air purification; Mitsubishi is looking for entrepreneurs in Nashville
#Mitsubishi #Nissan #Webasto


FCA Hikes Credit Line for Hybrids, EVs to Nearly $1 Billion

European line-of-credit cover research, plant retooling in Italy.
#europe #facilities


LG Chem Spins Off Battery Unit

Wholly owned subsidiary aims to nearly triple sales in four years.
#facilities #asia


August Sales Drop 18% in Europe

Regional revival continues, but slowly.

VW Goes Small with Taos Crossover

Local connection adds to the appeal of artsy name


Stalled Plant Sale Stymies GM’s Exit from India

Deal hampered by tensions between India and China
#asia #facilities


Real Electric Trucks & Global Sales Stats

Daimler is getting ready for serial production of electric big rigs; LMC sees a somewhat mixed global sales picture


Are you ready to catch the coming EV wave?

The future of e-mobility depends on collaboration. Automotive companies will need to build business models based on strengths and limitations to tap into the EV value chain and fully capitalize on the opportunities within the new EV ecosystem.


ADAS and Consumer Confusion

Consumers may lack a clear understanding of what ADAS can—and cannot—do for them. Which can cause problems.


Engineering the GM Full-Size Utes and More

On this edition of “Autoline After Hours” we have the man who is in charge of global products for General Motors
#engineer #Tesla #AutolineAfterHours


Engineering the Ram TRX

The chief engineer of what is claimed to be the “quickest, fastest and most-powerful mass-produced truck in the world” explains how they did it.
#engineer #Chevrolet #AutolineAfterHours



When vehicles are modified, the on-board tech needs to be taken into account
#AutolineAfterHours #Cadillac #Fisker

Interiors & Electronics

Dodge Takes Another Victory (at J.D. Power)

Performance brand leads J.D. Power multimedia study
#tech #Dodge


McLaren Carbon Fiber and an Appealing UI

McLaren offers more carbon fiber for a carbon fiber-intensive car; Visteon provides F-150 digital gauge screen
#Ford #Visteon #McLaren


MINI and Small Houses & a Digital Twin in Tokyo

Getting people physically on the road and digitally testing without people on the road

Fuel Cells

Mercedes Readies Fuel Cell Truck

Sales targeted for 2024 under joint venture with Volvo
#Volvo #europe #tech


GM Unveils Mix-and-Match Family of EV Powertrains

Ultium moniker expands to include integrated propulsion systems


Uber Test Driver Pleads Not Guilty of Killing Pedestrian

Grand jury says driver is in charge, autonomous system or not.

Fuel Cells

General Motors and Nikola Corporation Form Strategic Partnership

Remember when GM was in the running for a deal with Rivian that Ford got? Maybe this is its answer to that
#AutolineAfterHours #Honda #Ford


2020 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SV

Compact cars may not sell like they used to, but the Sentra is one that would probably surprise those who don’t think about how well a compact sedan can be done


People Like Trips and EV Truck Designed for Safety

The pandemic has led to more road trips and an innovative EV cargo delivery van has been designed for great line-of-sight


2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Electrifying

Bringing a plug to the capable off-roader
#Dana #Jeep #FiatChryslerAutomobiles


Generators and Sales That Need a Charge

Clever tech for generators and what August sales might portend
#Toyota #Honda #Ford


2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak By the Numbers

Some of these digits are absolutely remarkable, as the car itself undoubtedly is, as well
#Fiat #Dodge