Business

Cleaner Interior Air & Small-Batch Ideas

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

Batteries

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

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

Production

LG Chem Spins Off Battery Unit

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

Sales

August Sales Drop 18% in Europe

Regional revival continues, but slowly.
#europe

VW Goes Small with Taos Crossover

Local connection adds to the appeal of artsy name

Labor

Stalled Plant Sale Stymies GM’s Exit from India

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

Batteries

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
#Daimler

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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.

Interiors

ADAS and Consumer Confusion

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

Design

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

Design

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

Electronics

SEMA Meets ADAS

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

Composites

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

Infrastructure

MINI and Small Houses & a Digital Twin in Tokyo

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

Fuel Cells

Mercedes Readies Fuel Cell Truck

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

Batteries

GM Unveils Mix-and-Match Family of EV Powertrains

Ultium moniker expands to include integrated propulsion systems

Business

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

Design

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
#Nissan

Design

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
#Chevrolet

Hybrid

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Electrifying

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

Sales

Generators and Sales That Need a Charge

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

Aluminum

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