December 2020 ISSUE

December 2020 AutoBeat
December 2020 | Digital Edition
COVER STORY

Engineering the 2021 Acura TLX

The second-generation sport sedan is designed and engineered to perform.
#chassis #Acura #Honda

FEATURES

Interiors & Electronics

2021 Nissan Rogue: Five Ways They’ve Improved the Brand’s Best Seller

It is the ever-vexing challenge: Making something popular better—with what it takes to get new customers without alienating the existing ones. 


Batteries

3 Things with Matthew Renna, Jon Allen and Terry Onica

Three people talk about three different things important in the industry. In this case: EVs, the Automotive Supply Chain, and Cloud Connected Vehicles.


Steel

A Briefing on Hot Stamping

Yes, heat makes the material malleable. But it’s what happens in the die that matters


Sales

Chesbrough on the Numbers Now & What the Future May Be Like

What do tech and economics do to the vehicle market? Charlie Chesbrough has some ideas


Electronics

Designing Better User Interfaces

Current infotainment systems leave a lot to be desired. What needs to change?


Aluminum

Engineering the 2021 Acura TLX

The second-generation sport sedan is designed and engineered to perform.


Plastics

Increasing Use of Structural Adhesives in Automotive

Can you glue a car together? Frank Billotto of DuPont Transportation & Industrial discusses the major role structural adhesives can play in vehicle assembly.


Steel

Polestar 2: The Start of the Company’s EV Era

Yes, there is a Polestar 1. But it is a hybrid, not an electric vehicle (EV). The Polestar 2 is the company’s first EV—the first of what promises to be many


Interiors & Electronics

Safety Tech: Five Items of Interest

Addressing the issues that are caused by collisions.


Quality

Seven Cool Tools: Spindles, Quality & More

Increase operational productivity with these new developments