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Production

American Made

People who make their living in the auto industry probably won’t be surprised, but some others will be when they look at the Cars.com ranking of the most “American-made” vehicles.

Electronics

FCA Adds Uconnect Market: Shopping on the Road

While there are several people who are concerned that their car will be hacked in a way analogous to that executed by researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek of a reporter’s Jeep Cherokee for an article in Wired, let’s face it: he was a reporter for Wired who was writing about what those guys could do, not some random person who was on their way to work.

Design

Deep Dive on the Hyundai Palisade

A true indication of how times are changing in the auto industry can be seen in what has happened at Hyundai Motor America, which has just launched an important product in its portfolio, in fact an all-new vehicle that HMA people refer to as the “flagship” for the brand.

Business

Good News for Sedan Product Planners

Sedans may be down, but a global study conducted by Nissan shows that they’re certainly not out.

Propulsion

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Numbers Released

The aluminum mill in the Mustang Shelby GT500 really churns out some performance.

Propulsion

2019 Lexus GX 460 Luxury

“Is that the big one?” a colleague asked as we approached the 2019 GX 460 in a parking lot.

Interiors

Rolls Tribute to Aviators

This is a little confusing, but interesting nonetheless.

Business

The OEM-Supplier Challenge: It’s Better to Be Liked

The North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index (WRI) has been conducted 19 times, and during this period of time Toyota and Honda have dominated when it comes to being thought by Tier 1 suppliers as being the best customers overall.

Autonomous Vehicles

Researching the Automotive Future at CSRC

These Toyota researchers are working to make driving,  being a passenger in an autonomous vehicle, bicycling, and even walking safer.

Electronics

The Volvo-Uber Production XC90

Think of Uber and Volvo getting readier for prime time in the autonmous vehicle space.

Design

Designing for Dollars?

Andreas Thurner, formerly of BMW Group design, has been named vice president of Global Design and Architecture within Karma Design, a new business unit.

Electronics

Students Driving Autonomous Tech Forward

This is where the future of autonomous vehicle engineering is going to come from.

Production

BMW Opens Plant in Mexico

BMW has officially opened a production plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, where it is manufacturing the “brand’s most successful model series: the BMW 3 Series Sedan.” 

Propulsion

2019 Mazda3 Sedan Premium FWD

As Mazda pivots to “premium,” it is doing more than just talking about it, as the new Mazda3 proves.

Materials & Lightweighting

Tires Can Advance Autonomy

Say a few years from now you’re riding in an autonomous vehicle and it gets a flat. Are you going to change it?

Hybrid

Cadillac Today and Tomorrow

Cadillac isn’t underestimating the appeal of performance.

Electronics

2019 Acura RDX SH-AWD Advance

One of the most significant things about the 2019 Acura RDX is something that most people are not going to know about.

Cax

How Would William Gibson Design a Car?

Using virtual reality to design cars is not a new thing. But using “mixed” reality—and even wearing a VR headset while driving—goes to another place, entirely—physically and metaphysically.

Electronics

VW Growing in China

When the population of a city that you may not even have heard of has 8 million people, odds are good that what’s thought regarding the viability of EVs may not be the case.

Hybrid

The Optimism of NIO

Even though things seem to be going south for NIO, the company is still going forward.

Propulsion

The Racing Special: Shelby Mustang GT350 & the Detroit Grand Prix

Does anyone who has any interest in performance vehicles not want to learn more about the  2019 Shelby GT350 Mustang? Does anyone who has any interest in NASCAR or IndyCar not want to learn more about Team Penske, the team extraordinaire?  There’s more right here.

Design

What Did George Lazenby Drive?

Aston Martin is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” with a special edition DBS Superleggera.

Connectivity

GM Announces Electronic Architecture

What is a “terabyte” and why does it matter? For GM, its new electronic platform will provide the ability to handle massive amounts of data for improved mobility.

Electronics

“Autopilot” or Not: YOU Drive the Vehicle

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a fatal traffic accident that occurred on March 1 involving a Tesla Model 3 with Autopilot active and the trailer of a tractor-trailer.