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Interiors & Electronics

New Caddys Up the Ante on Fast-Acting Suspension Tech

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

Aluminum

Tesla Goes Large on Aluminum Castings

House-sized aluminum casting machines would replace most robots.

Batteries

New EV Application is All About the Money

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

Batteries

Bollinger Adds Delivery Van to EV Plans

Production targeted for 2022

Regulations

Recalls? There’s an App for That

NHTSA app alerts owners about recalled vehicles and equipment

Composites

Paint by Supercar Numbers…Big Numbers

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

Rolls-Royce Ghost to Get “Magic Carpet” Suspension

Luxury marque goes all in with advanced driveline tech

Design

“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.

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

Marketing

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.

Car/Ride Sharing

Smart Doors for Autonomous Vehicles

When cars go robotic, how will they know who to open their doors for? Answer: with doors that sense their surroundings, says Inteva Products CEO Lon Offenbacher.

Regulations

Takata Recalls Another 10 Million Airbag Inflators

Takata—the bankrupt airbag supplier responsible for the world’s largest auto-related recall ever—is throwing another 10 million defective devices into the mess.

Mercedes Recalls Nearly 745,000 Faulty Sunroofs

Daimler is calling back 744,900 Mercedes-Benz cars in the U.S. to check for glass sunroof panels that could blow off while the vehicle is moving.

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.

Connectivity

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.

Interiors & Electronics

What’s Nexo?

Hyundai has developed a hydrogen-powered vehicle that has the capability and the stylishness that might make people wonder why there aren’t more hydrogen stations.