Aluminum

Cars, COVID-19 and Climate Change: Driving Sustainability Forward

Life cycle assessments show vehicles designed with lightweight aluminum result in reduced emissions without product sacrifices
#sustainability

Propulsion

FCA Readies Big Engine Recall

Creeping rise in emissions affects at least 1 million vehicles
#recalls #Dodge #quality

Autonomous Vehicles

VCSEL LIDAR and Level 3 Autonomy

Sensor supplier reports it will be part of a Level 3 system on a Chinese model in 2022
#GreatWallMotors

Production

Could GM Spin Off EV Business?

An intriguing way to get Wall Street’s attention
#tech #GeneralMotors #GMC

Mobility

Automated Vehicle Systems Perform Poorly in AAA Tests

Reliability needs to be improved to gain public trust
#BMW #Cadillac #Kia

Diesel

Another Four Ex-Audi Officials Charged in Diesel Scandal

Continuing probes lengthen list of implicated executives
#Volkswagen #people #europe

Production

CAR MBS: Manufacturing Ops Need Better Tech, Experts Say

Equipment needs updating—as do the personnel in the industry
#Chrysler #Tesla

Quality

Nissan Manufacturing Wish List

What are the sorts of things that people at Nissan North American manufacturing ops are looking for?
#Nissan #facilities #Infiniti

Business

Love and Cars

What a recent survey found about how Americans feel about brands
#Ford #Subaru #Volkswagen

Interiors & Electronics

Bronco Designer Talks Product Development

Here’s how the 2021 Bronco was designed to both look like and perform like a Bronco—the iconic 4x4, yet brought up to the moment—explained by Paul Wraith, the vehicle’s chief designer
#Ford

Regulations

What You Need to Know about MBS 2020

Interactive. Fast-paced. Insightful. Convenient.

Business

Connecting You to What's Next

AutoBeat's Gary Vasilash and Craig Bierley discuss the unprecedented changes happening in the automotive industry and the latest changes right here at AutoBeat.

Batteries

Inside Audi e-tron’s Battery

Everyone wants range and quick charging capability. Audi brings it—through a clever cooling system
#tech #Audi

Marketing

Sheryl Connelly Looks Toward the Future

While no one knows what the future will bring, as Sheryl Connelly explains, it is better to anticipate what might happen than to be blindsided if you don’t.
#Ford #people

Hybrid

Yes, Hybrids Still Matter

And hybrids—mild, full and plug-in—are likely to continue to be important as the industry makes the transition to full electrification. An examination in three parts.
#Continental #Honda #HP

Car/Ride Sharing

Smart Cities Need to Make Smarter Decisions

Applications should be nimble and customizable, not one-size-fits all

Business

Levandowski Sentenced for Stealing Robo-Car Data

The end of years of high and low drama
#people #tech #Waymo

Economics

CAR MBS: Auto Rebound On Track, But…

Uncertainty casts plenty of doubt about pace and timiing

Connectivity

Three Things

Three people. Three topics. Infinite insights.
#NVIDIA #people #tech

Sales

Mazda Shows Sales Strength

Maybe we’re not talking huge numbers, but let’s not underestimate the importance of good news
#Mazda #Toyota #Subaru

Economics

Cylinder Deactivation Can Benefit Diesels Too

In this case, it’s mostly about reducing emissions—but fuel economy gains still add up. 
#Chevrolet #Delphi #GMC

Steering to the Future

Electric power steering systems have come a long way in a short time. Are steer-by-wire systems next?
#NexteerAutomotive #Continental #CNXMotion

Automation/Robotics

Seven Cool Tools

Increase operational productivity with these new developments
#HP

Interiors

The Steering Wheel: How Did We Get Here?

Six key Mercedes steering wheel designs of the past bring us to its all-new design for 2021.
#Daimler #tech #MercedesBenz