#CHASSIS

Propulsion

A Flatter Take on EV Skateboards

Israeli startup integrates corner modules with chassis

Electronics

Electronic Stability Control Turns 25

Bosch has produced some 250 million units since introducing the anti-skid technology in 1995

Propulsion

Bollinger Aims to Put Electric Truck to Work

Flexible architecture provides the right truck for the job

Hybrid

Karma Debuts Racy EV Platform

Latest E-Flex platform is for high-end performance EVs.

Happy Birthday, Mustang!

The storied pony car hits age 56

Propulsion

Caddy Revs Up Performance Sedans with “Blackwing” Treatment

Manual transmission makes the cut but namesake engine doesn’t

Batteries

Nexteer Readies Advanced Steering Tech

Electric power steering systems have come a long way in a short time. Are steer-by-wire systems next?

Business

Karma Partners with WeRide, Nivida on Autonomous Electric Van

Deep learning processors provide a record 320 trillion operations per second

Mobility

Karma Aims to Join EV Platform-Sharing Club

Autonomous utility van and high-powered supercar among 22 possible variants

Interiors & Electronics

ZF Launches Front Electric Parking Brake

Performance, design and weight benefits coming to smaller vehicles

Propulsion

Bollinger Goes Commercial with Electric Chassis

Flexible architecture can support various body styles and applications with up to a 5,000-lb payload

Business

Hyundai Sharpens Design of Elantra Small Car

Bolder and bigger compact 2021 model

Hybrid

Rivian Confirms Platform for Ford EV

Electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive confirms it will supply the “skateboard” chassis to carry a premium-level electric vehicle developed by Ford.

Car/Ride Sharing

Conti Gets in Touch with Sensory Tech

Seeing, hearing and feeling is believing 

Nissan Doubles Up on Electric AWD

Dual-motor system promises premium sports car handling

Interiors & Electronics

Conti Launches Powerful Architecture

Links 68 ECUs and manages 20 million lines of software code

Interiors & Electronics

GM Recalls Target Fire, Braking Problems

General Motors is calling back roughly 900,000 fullsize pickup trucks and luxury sedans worldwide to fix a fire risk and/or eliminate a software glitch that could knock out a vehicle’s antilock braking and stability control systems.

Electronics

Magna Forms Joint Ventures in China

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.

Propulsion

Magna, Polestar and More

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

Composites

Economy Comes to Carbon Fiber Parts (?)

Have economies of scale come to the production of automotive parts with carbon fiber materials?

Autonomous Vehicles

ZF in the Oasis

What you’re looking at is the “Intelligent Rolling Chassis” ZF has developed for the Rinspeed Oasis, a concept vehicle.

Design

Engineering the Colorado ZR2

“Our engineers have been incredibly successful developing Corvette and Camaro performance variants with broad performance envelopes,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain.

Interiors & Electronics

Driving Cleaner, Smoother & With No Hands

While there seems to be an inevitable drive toward powertrains that are powered by batteries or hydrogen, Tim Jackson is confident that the internal combustion engine has a long run ahead of it, and not just because the installed base is so massive.

Interiors & Electronics

Innovation for Comfortable Rides

As the pursuit of greater fuel efficiency, whether it’s for achieving miles-per-gallon increases or carbon dioxide emissions decreases, continues with seeming increased vigor, it seems as though “energy on demand” is something of a mantra, whether this means providing energy to throttle response or simply to provide what’s needed to actuate something only when needed.