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Interiors & Electronics

Robots in the Auto Industry

When it comes to the deployment of robots, the auto industry is the hands-down leader. Or maybe that should be “gripper down”

Hybrid

The Expensive Electric Future—Taycan & Beyond

There is the engineering. And then there are the economics. . . .

Design

Mopar Makes It Special

For those who are modifying an FCA vehicle, there is only one word they need to know: Mopar

Interiors & Electronics

The Intersection of Auto Enthusiasm, Tech and History

When torque wrenches are accompanied by software downloads. . . .

All About Lada

How a car in Moscow ended up in Detroit and other fascinating facts about the Lada 1200s

Propulsion

Designs Through Time and the C8 Corvette

We get a top car designer on this edition of “Autoline After Hours”

Hybrid

The Future of the Auto Industry Really Is Now

If you’re an automotive supplier, you really need to see this show

Propulsion

The Globe from the Powertrain Perspective

Although there are some who think that the internal combustion engine (ICE) is doomed, that it is gasping its last intake sequence and will soon be completely exhausted, James Martin, Senior Research Analyst, Powertrain and Compliance, IHS Markit, is not one of them.

Design

Deep Dive on the Hyundai Palisade

A true indication of how times are changing in the auto industry can be seen in what has happened at Hyundai Motor America, which has just launched an important product in its portfolio, in fact an all-new vehicle that HMA people refer to as the “flagship” for the brand.

Electronics

Students Driving Autonomous Tech Forward

This is where the future of autonomous vehicle engineering is going to come from.

Interiors & Electronics

The Auto Interiors Revolution

The auto industry's revolution touches all aspects of the business, but none more than vehicle interiors and how they will change.

Interiors & Electronics

The Racing Special: Shelby Mustang GT350 & the Detroit Grand Prix

Does anyone who has any interest in performance vehicles not want to learn more about the  2019 Shelby GT350 Mustang? Does anyone who has any interest in NASCAR or IndyCar not want to learn more about Team Penske, the team extraordinaire?  There’s more right here.

Design

Steel the One

Last week the Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) conference was held in suburban Detroit.

Electronics

What to Know About Automated Driving Made Interesting

“As technology continues to progress, so does our ability to improve products. At Toyota, we do not pursue innovation simply because we can; we pursue it because we should.”

Sales

Market, Tech, Positioning, Product and More

Once upon a time, automakers used to provide 10-day sales numbers. But as time has gone on, GM decided to go quarterly, then this year Ford followed suit, and now FCA has decided that with its April reporting, it, too, will go for the quarter not the month.

Design

Bollinger Motors: The Craft Movement for the Auto Industry?

Robert Bollinger is not your typical guy with an industrial design degree from Carnegie Mellon. Although he had hoped to study automotive design, that wasn’t in the cards.

Design

“After Hours” in New York

Last week the New York International Auto Show held its press and industry preview days, which essentially means that the Javits Center was full of people who buy few cars (journalists), people who want to sell lots of cars (dealers) and a wide array of professionals who make up the global auto industry.

Business

Mazda’s Masahiro Moro Talks Mazda in North America

Masahiro Moro is the chairman and CEO of Mazda North American Operations, as well as the senior managing executive officer for Oversight of Operations in North America.

Interiors & Electronics

Tesla, China and Sandy Munro

Last week, in explaining its Q1 performance, Tesla indicated: “Deliveries were approximately 63,000 vehicles, which was 110% more than the same quarter last year, but 31% less than last quarter.

Interiors & Electronics

The Transformation of the Auto Industry

One of the ways that Karma marked its fifth anniversary was announcing that it has invested $7.5-million in its Irvine, California, facility, including a powertrain test facility.

Electronics

Seven Generations of Corvette—So Far

This is the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, the first model to be produced by General Motors. The first gen had a run until 1962.

Did You Know the Model T Could Run on Kerosene?

When you think of the Ford Motor Company, you probably call to mind things like the Mustang and the F-150, and if you’re feeling particularly nostalgic, the Model T probably is on the list, as well.

Hybrid

What You Need to Know About Electric Powertrains Made Simple(ish)

On this edition of “Autoline After Hours” we have Dave Fulton of BorgWarner on the show; Fulton specializes in electric machine technology and provides us with an explanation of how they work.

Design

Engineering the 2020 Cadillac XT6

Cadillac currently has three non-car vehicles in its lineup, the imposing and possibly venerable Escalade, the XT5, which started its existence as the SRX and is now crushing it in the market, and the most recent, the compact XT4, which is in a sweet spot for those looking to get into the premium portion of the market.