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Interiors & Electronics

S-Class Gets Next-Gen User Experience

Five screens, augmented reality and 27 fewer buttons

Hybrid

Lucid Air Lives Up to Its Name

New EV claims an industry-best 0.21 drag coefficient

Quality

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety

Hybrid

Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Gets 100 mpg-Equivalent Rating

Compact crossover takes on Toyota RAV4 in emerging segment

Labor

Ford’s Salaried Staff to Work from Home All Summer

Mass returns not expected until at least September

Marketing

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 29

Production grows unevenly in U.S., Europe

Business

Moers Moving to Aston Martin from Mercedes-AMG

Struggling U.K. automaker is trying to get some of the AMG magic

AI

Next-Gen S-Class on Track for 2020 Intro

Mercedes says the vehicle will set a new benchmark in artificial intelligence and “needs-based electrification”

Production

Electronic Stability Control Turns 25

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

Assembly

U.S. Auto Industry Begins Measured Relaunch

Opening day jitters, supply chain concerns abound

Hybrid

A Look at What Could Have Been: Dyson’s Canceled EV

Tesla Model X fighter proved to be too costly of a risk

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding

Hybrid

Is Tesla on the Verge of an EV Battery Breakthrough?

Million-mile battery could debut by year-end

Design

Mercedes Adds More Touch to Steering Wheel

Smartphone-like tech allows users to control more features and monitors hands for autonomous driving  

Business

The Girl Behind Germany's 120-Year-Old Luxury Automaker

A few hints, it’s not Gertie and it rhymes with ladies

Fuel Cells

Volvo Group, Daimler Team Up on Fuel Cell-Powered Big Rigs

Can trucks save the hydrogen-based technology after a tepid response to fuel cell cars?

Sales

Car Sales Plunge 52% Across Europe

Coronavirus lockdowns keep buyers away.

Business

Kia Telluride Named World Car of the Year

Mazda3, Porsche Taycan and Kia Soul also take home awards

Production

Coronavirus Industry Roundup: April 3

Carmakers extend plant shutdowns, eye mid-April restarts

Machining

Precise Engine Block Machining in Mannheim

How to get precise machined surfaces for commercial truck engines.

Mobility

Automotive Lighting & Shining a Light on the Past

We talk advanced lighting strategies and learn from a historian on the “Autoline After Hours”

Sales

Six More Carmakers Join N. America Shutdowns

Driven by concerns about health—and now, sales – automakers are putting production on hold

Interiors

Premium Interiors for Mid-Range Prices (Less Than $50,000)

The little things can add up to provide comfort, convenience and functionality

Business

Hamlin Repeats as Daytona 500 Champ for Toyota

Newman in serious condition after crash on final lap