#CHASSIS

Design

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

GMC Hummer Gets Crabby

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

Production

Tesla Goes Large on Aluminum Castings

House-sized aluminum casting machines would replace most robots.

Batteries

Bollinger Adds Delivery Van to EV Plans

Production targeted for 2022

Economics

FCA to Build Future Small Cars on PSA’s Platform

Millions of small cars may soon ride on “CMP” chassis

Regulations

Recalls? There’s an App for That

NHTSA app alerts owners about recalled vehicles and equipment

Hybrid

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

Batteries

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.

Hybrid

Lucid Air Lives Up to Its Name

New EV claims an industry-best 0.21 drag coefficient

Mustang Mach 1: A Deep Dive

Everything you want to know about the latest pony in the Ford Performance stable

Interiors & Electronics

Can’t Wait for the 2021 AWD Pacifica? Order a 2020

FCA is making AWD available on the current Pacifica for those who want to get it right away

Propulsion

Fun in the Mud with the New Bronco

Teaser video hints at crawler mode

Batteries

Managing Multi-Voltage Car Systems

How Yazaki helps OEMs safely manage 12-, 48- and 300-plus-volt circuits

Batteries

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

Interiors

2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Yes, the “Ghost Kar.” It is scary good

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.

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