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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

Speaking Out: LG Chem’s Denise Gray Charges Ahead in a Male-Dominated Industry

A pioneering engineer and industry leader, who also happens to be an African-American woman

Chris Theodore and the Amazing Cars He Helped Create

On this edition of “Autoline After Hours” we have a man who is literally a living legend in the industry

Diesel

The TORSUS PRAETORIAN Takes a Red Dot

Red Dot awards go to excellence in design, and this vehicle has that—and then some

Batteries

All About EV Batteries

A deep dive into battery tech by a man who was instrumental in helping it get on the road

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

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Amy Marentic’s Garage

Ninth in a series: Just because you didn’t become an astronaut doesn’t mean you give up on velocity

UC Berkeley Engineers Turn CPAP Machines into Ventilators

Not for acute care, but there are plenty of people who can use these devices to breathe

Economics

GM Tightens Its Belt

Pay cuts for staff, deferred product programs to avoid “serious damage”

Rapid Prototyping

Ford’s Project Apollo: Working With 3M and GE Healthcare for COVID-19 Response

Putting manufacturing engineering knowhow and clever design and product development in the battle against COVID-19

Batteries

GM Names New CTO and Communications Chief

Jon Lauckner and Tony Cervone retiring at the end of June

Electronics

Denso: We Want Creative Thinkers

Looking for a “strategic mindset” in software engineers and others

Electronics

GM Develops a New Electrical Platform

GM engineers create a better electrical architecture that can handle the ever-increasing needs of vehicle systems

Automation/Robotics

Robot Developments for Automotive Applications

Spot welding continues to be a major application area in automotive and robot manufacturers are improving the tech to make that happen as efficiently as possible.

Assembly

How to Build an NSX Engine

Or maybe that should be “How Acura hand builds a 500-hp V6 in a factory in Ohio”

Interiors

JLR Aims to Reshape Driver's Seat Fitness

In the middle of a long trip, motorists often feel the need to “stretch their legs” to relieve stiffness. Jaguar Land Rover is developing a seating system to help.

Design

Engineering the 2020 Lincoln Corsair

These are the elements that make up both a promise and a bill of materials.

Design

Engineering the 2020 Escape

Key factors leading to the all-new generation of the crossover.

Production

VinFast and Digital Speed

When you’re talking about a 21-month development from design to production, you’re talking about blistering speed. And that’s what a startup has accomplished.

Propulsion

Engineering the 2020 GMC Sierra HD

Tim Herrick and his team create a no-compromise vehicle for people who like to do things like tow trailers that make tiny houses look, well, really small.

Composites

The Koenigsegg Jesko Has An Amazing Engine

It is hard to believe that this is a vehicle in “serial” production with such extraordinary powertrain performance

Production

Karma, Hella & Advances in Tech

From electrically driven luxury vehicles to headlamps that shine better than jewels

Design

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is Engineered for Quiet Flight

Where poetry meets engineering. Really.

Plastics

Lightening Up Through Topology Optimization

Products can be lighter and better through the application of topology optimization. However, they might look somewhat different. . .