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Batteries

Can a CVT Boost EV Performance?

Bosch says new gearbox can better balance efficiency and peak output

Hybrid

HUMMER EV Under the Sheet Metal

When you take away the the body and the interior, here’s what you have

Propulsion

Hitachi Gets Smart on Brakes

Full dry by-wire systems coming, but it will take time

Quality

Vehicle Inspection Startup Eyes Expanded Opportunities

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

Business

Dana to Buy Majority of Modine’s Auto Business

Thermal management tech complements the supplier’s growing electrification capabilities

Batteries

Roush CleanTech Adds Electric Truck Capabilities

Penske Leasing to test demonstration models this year

Electronics

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE

Yes, it can manage the hills and dales and rocks and rills. And it simply looks great.

GM Defense Delivers Vehicle to Army Fast

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

Mobility

Nexteer Touts Heavy-Duty EPS

Electric power steering enables more driver-assist features for big trucks

Batteries

Next-Gen ZF Tech Steers Further to the Rear

New all-wheel steering system targets electric vehicles

Interiors & Electronics

2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV 4WD Premium Luxury

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

Hybrid

Fisker Taps Magna for EV Platform

New partnerships continue to emerge as companies rush to put EVs on the road

Interiors & Electronics

New Caddys Up the Ante on Fast-Acting Suspension Tech

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

Batteries

Audi Gets Smarter with Integrated Controller

Audi’s new Integrated Vehicle Dynamics controller manages powertrain and chassis functions. The IVD is faster, more powerful, and promises to enhance next-generation technologies.

Batteries

GMC Hummer Gets Crabby

Off-road tech allows carmaker to get sideways (or at least diagonal) with new truck

Hybrid

Bollinger Adds Delivery Van to EV Plans

Production targeted for 2022

Batteries

Mahindra Partners with Integrated EV Platform Developer for Commercial Vehicles

Ree Automotive’s wheel module helps reduce the size and weight of skateboard platforms

Hybrid

McLaren Readies Lightweight Architecture for Future Hybrid Cars

Produced in-house, the carbon-fiber tub will start underpinning new models next year

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.

Hybrid

Porsche Taycan EV Gets Quick Tech Upgrades

New features include a “smart lift” suspension, color head-up display, adaptive charging and OTA subscriptions

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

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