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Quality

Vehicle Inspection Startup Eyes Expanded Opportunities

Auctions and dealership applications promise to provide OEMs with improved lifecycle data

Business

Startup Aims to Shine a Light on Roadside Wrecks

Speeding the frequency of existing hazard lights promises to significantly improve visibility and decrease accident rates

GM Defense Delivers Vehicle to Army Fast

Just 120 days from the contract award to the delivery of the Infantry Squad Vehicle

Interiors & Electronics

2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV 4WD Premium Luxury

Big, bold and yet somehow still sophisticated: the 2021 Cadillac Escalade

Interiors & Electronics

New Caddys Up the Ante on Fast-Acting Suspension Tech

Don’t blink or you could be several hundred inputs behind

Hybrid

New EV Application is All About the Money

MAN’s eTGE van is being used as an armored truck in Germany

Hybrid

Bollinger Adds Delivery Van to EV Plans

Production targeted for 2022

Sales

Paint by Supercar Numbers…Big Numbers

Carbon Fiber Finish Adds $443K to $3 Million Koenigsegg Supercar

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.

Rolls-Royce Ghost to Get “Magic Carpet” Suspension

Luxury marque goes all in with advanced driveline tech

Interiors & Electronics

“Ultimate Analog Supercar” Takes Shape

Gordon Murray’s upcoming T.50 gets V-12 power and a super-lightweight design

Regulations

What’s Next. A Year of Change in Automotive.

2020 is a year like no other. Unpredictable change in the automotive industry and a new direction for AutoBeat Magazine.

2021 S-Class Adds More Tech

New features include 48-volt active suspension, 4-wheel steering and industry-first rear airbags

Production

World's Most Expensive Car May Get a Lot More Affordable (Relatively Speaking)

Trademark decision paves the way for replicas of iconic Ferrari

Design

Lucid Air Lives Up to Its Name

New EV claims an industry-best 0.21 drag coefficient

Interiors

2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Yes, the “Ghost Kar.” It is scary good

Cadillac Elevates Its Game With Forthcoming Blackwings

The Cadillac crest had birds on it that have blackwings. And while those birds have flown from the badge, the idea of their specialness remains for the Blackwing series of vehicles

Production

Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai Group Top IIHS Safety Ratings

Tougher headlight criteria reduce number of Top Safety Pick+ winners

Composites

Vehicular Lightweighting: Path. Strategy. Endgame.

The automaker with the best solution for reducing weight will be the one with the clearest vision of the endgame and the strategy to get there.

Propulsion

Why Is a Vehicle Introduced in 2011 Relevant Right Now?

While there is certainly an almost unprecedented transformation in vehicles occurring, a research project that commenced in 2009 has some big implications for OEMs still today. It has to do with steel.

Interiors

Carbon Fiber Creations in Auto Applications

It is more “go” than “show,” although when it comes to interior trim the composite material provides a technical touch.

Intelligent Transportation

Toyota Takes Multi-Pronged Approach to Autonomoy

Toyota Research Institute is working to help make vehicles safer by increasing their levels of autonomy. But, for the near-term future, the driver isn’t going to be relinquishing the task of driving.

Design

Transforming Volkswagen

A line up of electric cars and a new head of American operations may have a bigger transformation on VW (especially in the U.S.) than anything since the first Beetle arrived in the U.S. in 1949.

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