Tougher headlight criteria reduce number of Top Safety Pick+ winners
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uniti has announced that its city car, the Uniti One, is open for deposits. If you live in Sweden or the UK.
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.
It is more “go” than “show,” although when it comes to interior trim the composite material provides a technical touch.
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.
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.
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.
Magna International is forming two new joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. (BJEV), a subsidiary of the state-owned automotive group BAIC, for (1) engineering and (2) manufacturing electric vehicles.
Magna is an automotive supplier. But it is a Tier One supplier unlike many others.
Magna International is the third-largest automotive supplier on the planet.
The challenges facing the industry throughout the next decade almost make the last decade’s look easy.
Fisker Automotive has announced that it is going to be hiring people for the former GM assembly plant that it purchased in Wilmington, Delaware.
On Easter morning in Moab, Utah, when the population of that exceedingly-hard-to-get-to town in one of the most beautiful settings on Earth has more than doubled, some people won’t be hunting for Easter eggs, but will be trying to get a good look at one of the vehicles six that Jeep has prepared for real-life, fast-feedback from the assembled at the annual Easter Jeep Safari.
A two-year study by this international steel company has come up with a specific array of parts—including the materials and processes needed to transform them into parts—that can achieve significant weight savings without an increase in cost.
While several Japanese OEMs are still sorting out what they’ll be doing vis-à-vis the devastation brought on by the earthquake and tsunami*, and while most of them have significant vehicle manufacturing capability in other places in the world like the U.S., according to data and analysis from The Journal of Commerce/PIERS, there could be a significant impact on production by these companies at their U.S. facilities due to disruptions of containerized shipping.
Fluid systems provider TI Automotive has ventured south of the border to San Luis Potosí, Mexico for the opening of its third North American—and 24th worldwide—fuel-tank systems manufacturing plant.