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Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai Group Top IIHS Safety Ratings

February 13, 2020 at 3:43 PM

Tougher headlight criteria reduce number of Top Safety Pick+ winners

Vehicular Lightweighting: Path. Strategy. Endgame.

February 03, 2020 at 12:03 PM

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.

Smart Doors for Autonomous Vehicles

January 13, 2020 at 2:14 AM

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 Recalls Another 10 Million Airbag Inflators

January 08, 2020 at 2:21 PM

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

January 06, 2020 at 1:07 AM

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 One: Another Scandinavian EV

December 05, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Uniti has announced that its city car, the Uniti One, is open for deposits. If you live in Sweden or the UK.  

Why Is a Vehicle Introduced in 2011 Relevant Right Now?

May 03, 2019 at 2:23 PM

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.

Carbon Fiber Creations in Auto Applications

March 04, 2019 at 11:46 AM

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

Toyota Takes Multi-Pronged Approach to Autonomoy

March 04, 2019 at 11:20 AM

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.

Transforming Volkswagen

February 04, 2019 at 12:32 PM

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.

What’s Nexo?

January 04, 2019 at 11:06 AM

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 Forms Joint Ventures in China

June 18, 2018 at 12:37 PM

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, Polestar and More

October 23, 2017 at 6:27 AM

Magna is an automotive supplier. But it is a Tier One supplier unlike many others.

Magna & the Challenges of Modern Automotive Manufacturing

November 17, 2014 at 5:27 AM

Magna International is the third-largest automotive supplier on the planet.

Love Thy Supplier

March 27, 2014 at 11:33 AM

The challenges facing the industry throughout the next decade almost make the last decade’s look easy.

Fisker Automotive: Help Wanted

June 22, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Fisker Automotive has announced that it is going to be hiring people for the former GM assembly plant that it purchased in Wilmington, Delaware.

Jeeps Modified for Moab

April 12, 2011 at 2:36 PM

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.

Steel Study Shows How To Lighten Up

March 30, 2011 at 11:41 AM

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.

Potential Japanese Auto Parts Impact On U.S. Production

March 18, 2011 at 6:22 AM

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.

TI Automotive Opens Fuel Tank Plant in Central Mexico

February 10, 2011 at 2:11 PM

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.