Interiors & Electronics

How Would This Automated Vehicle System Have Handled Elvis?

What part of the body can be predictive of where a person might move? One answer: the pelvis

Car/Ride Sharing

Report: Ride-Hailing Services Significantly Increase Emissions

Researchers call for more pooled rides in electric vehicles
#sustainability #emissions

Hybrid

Audi’s EV Output Chokes on Battery Shortage

Problem may portend a wider auto industry issue in Europe
#europe #facilities #Audi

Legal

Four Auto Companies Rank Among the World's Most Ethical

GM and Cooper Standard make the list for the first time, joining long-running honorees Aptiv and Cummins
#Ford #Honda #Volvo

Business

China's Auto Industry Still in "Park"

Auto production remains stalled by coronavirus epidemic
#asia #Chrysler #Fiat

Business

Bill Murray’s Super Gladiator—Groundhog Not Included

The viral commercial has paid off well for Jeep. Now’s your chance to own the sporty 4x4. 
#Jeep #Chrysler #Fiat

Assembly

Porsche Offers Special Manufacture Mods for the Taycan

Of course you need to get that Taycan modified by the people in Zuffenhausen
#tech #Porsche #Carbon

SPONSORED

9 Ways Additive Manufacturing Rises to the Advanced Mobility Challenge

Additive manufacturing (AM) is just one manufacturing method that drives advanced mobility forward and also has a history of embracing the digital connectivity demanded by this trend.

Business

‘Consumer Reports’ and the State of the U.S. OEMs

Plenty of the vehicles on the list of the top 10 are made in the U.S. But not by the traditional companies.
#Buick #Chevrolet #Ford

Design

It’s “Only” an Escalade

Executing the interior of the new version of Cadillac’s venerable flagship, Escalade
#Cadillac

Business

Building an Auto Industry Talent Supply Chain

How to fill the auto industry talent pipeline
#tech #people

Interiors & Electronics

GM Develops a New Electrical Platform

GM engineers create a better electrical architecture that can handle the ever-increasing needs of vehicle systems
#engineer #tech #Cadillac

Interiors

Ha Hak Soo Talks Design

Hyundai’s head of Interior Design had stints at Honda and Ford in the U.S. before moving to Hyundai’s Global Design Studio in Namyang. And we sat down and talked with him about his experience and the 2020 Sonata.
#Mercury #Ford #Hyundai

Batteries

Lucid Motors Update

The factory is at 70% completion now and the company says it is becoming more complete by 2.5% per day
#LucidMotors #Porsche #Tesla

Legal

VW Faces First U.S. Jury Trial Over Cheater Diesels

New phase begins over the company’s never-ending crisis
#europe #emissions #Audi

Production

Tesla Gets Back to Cutting Down Trees in Germany

German plant on track to open next year 
#europe #facilities #Tesla

Business

Car Sales Vanish (Temporarily) in China

Digging out of a 92% sales drop will take time.
#asia

Hybrid

Rivian CTO Departs

Long-time Apple tech guru Mike Bell leaves EV startup after 9 months
#people #FaradayFuture #Ford

Materials & Lightweighting

Aston Martin Builds a Vantage Roadster

This is not your father’s rag top.
#AstonMartin #HP #ZF

Production

Robot Developments for Automotive Applications

Spot welding continues to be a major application area in automotive and robot manufacturers are improving the tech to make that happen as efficiently as possible.
#tech #MINI #engineer

Business

Why Electric Commercial Trucks Matter

Sure, they’re not as trendy as an EV sports SUV, but they can make a big difference in terms of addressing air quality.
#Volvo

Design

2020 Volvo S90 T6 AWD R-Design

The sporty sedan from Volvo is a pleasant surprise
#Audi #BMW #Volvo

Production

Advancing Metalcutting Technology

New designs, higher speeds, and added functions address changing automotive manufacturing dynamics.
#Peugeot #Citroen