Design

Engineering at Home With the Kids

The James Dyson Foundation has put a group of engineers together to create an array of fascinating science and engineering challenges for the kids (and adults) at home

Sales

New Auto Industry Startup Target for U.S., Canada: Early May

Uncertainty over coronavirus makes decisions difficult
#facilities #Chrysler #Fiat

Business

A Comeback for Cash-for-Clunker Deals?

Scrappage plans could kickstart car sales

Infrastructure

How is COVID-19 Affecting Transportation Attitudes?

Consumer preference shifting away from ride-hailing and public services
#Volkswagen

Regulations

Canada Caught in the Middle in CO2 Rules Fight

Current regulations align with tougher standards
#emissions #Chrysler #Fiat

Production

Goodyear Puts Smart Tires to the Test

Embedded sensors can help reduce stopping distances by 30%
#tires #tech #Goodyear

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Ralph Gilles’ Alfas

Sixth in a series. Yes, there are FCA vehicles in Ralph Gilles’ garage. But ones you might not think.
#Dodge #Fiat #AlfaRomeo

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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.

Sales

What the Golden State Says About the Market

It has the landscape of several states, the population of several more and a demand for vehicles that may become more of the national norm.
#Dodge #Ford #Honda

Economics

A Skeptical View of Tesla

Montana Skeptic appears on this edition of “Autoline After Hours” to throw cold water on Tesla, but unlike the Wicked Witch of the West, it doesn’t melt
#Ford #Audi #Honda

Autonomous Vehicles

Velodyne Lidar Looks at ADAS

Lidar isn’t just to help autonomous vehicles perceive their surroundings.
#tech #Velodyne

Machining

Omron and Production Traceability

Helping manufacturers hike quality by more closely tracking parts
#quality

Design

Spot the Audi as You WFH

Show off your car-spotting chops with this list of Audis in movies, from E.T. to Spiderman. . .
#Audi

Production

Precise Engine Block Machining in Mannheim

How to get precise machined surfaces for commercial truck engines.
#MercedesBenz #Daimler

Interiors & Electronics

Inside Story on Seats: New Designs, New Tech

Here’s a look at some of the latest in seating developments for the industry
#Chevrolet #Chrysler #Lexus

Production

Coronavirus Industry Roundup: April 3

Carmakers extend plant shutdowns, eye mid-April restarts
#asia #europe #facilities

Volvo Stages Its Own “Hack the Crisis” Event

Hackathons look for ideas to implement quickly
#europe #tech #Volvo

Production

Keeping Workers Safe from COVID-19

General Motors is instituting new policies for ventilators that likely will be carried over for cars.
#facilities #Ford #GeneralMotors

Business

Cars Without Coffee: Moto Masumura’s 240Z

Fifth in a series. What the man who runs NISMO is working on in his garage.
#Datsun #Nissan

Quality

Light Scanning Speeded

This new system works with a portable CMM arm for scanning large surfaces

Design

Additive Goes Racing at CUPRA

CUPRA uses HP system to print parts for TCR series car development
#HP

Automation/Robotics

Robotic Sanding Tool for Improved Surfaces

End-effector allows consistency in surface prep
#3M

Hybrid

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composite Developed for Toyota EV Concept

Reduced weight is advantageous for EV application
#Toyota #Covestro

Propulsion

Will Mahle’s F1 Engine Tech Make It To Mass Production?

Jet-ignition system promises 10%-25% improved fuel efficiency and even greater emissions benefits.
#Carbon #Mahle #tech