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Mobility

U.S. Traffic Gets Safer

A welcome reversal from recent spike

Materials & Lightweighting

Porsche Offers Special Manufacture Mods for the Taycan

Of course you need to get that Taycan modified by the people in Zuffenhausen

Autonomous Vehicles

NVIDIA Offers “Orin”; Fighting Cyberattacks; Under the Radar Weight Savings

NVIDIA Offers “Orin”; Fighting Cyberattacks; Under the Radar Weight Savings

Business

SEAT Turns to Israeli Startups for Innovation

Largest innovation concentration outside of Silicon Valley

Interiors & Electronics

GM Develops a New Electrical Platform

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

Business

Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai Group Top IIHS Safety Ratings

Tougher headlight criteria reduce number of Top Safety Pick+ winners

Electronics

Does Your Car Need a Hearing Aid?

New tech promises to enable faster reactions to emergency vehicles and other road users

Production

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.

Materials & Lightweighting

Bentley Teases the Future of Coachbuilding

Limited-edition Bacalar supercar to take styling cues from last year’s EXP 100 concept

Mobility

How Magna Manages Transformation

Magna International’s decentralized operating culture reinvented itself in the past decade around innovation and technology.

Materials & Lightweighting

Freudenberg Touts Integrated Bearing Seal

Design promises weight, cost and friction benefits

Autonomous Vehicles

Self-Driving Toasters Invade Houston

5,000 adorable robo-pods will deliver groceries, pizzas and takeout orders.

Batteries

A Tough Year for U.S. Carmakers

GM, Ford and Chrysler emerge from a tough year

Design

Bimmer EVs Add Flair with Aerodynamic Wheels

Lightweight, customizable design can boost driving range by 2%

Mobility

Toyota Readies New Tech to Prevent Unintended Acceleration

Big data-based system to bow this year in Japan

Interiors & Electronics

Addressing Autonomy: ZF Exec Explains the Tech

There is a lot of noise about autonomous driving. Here’s some straight information from a ZF exec about what’s going on.

Car/Ride Sharing

Autoliv Develops Airbag for Scooters

Safety specialist aims to apply automotive tech to emerging micromobility market

Production

Ford Uses 3D Manufacturing to Thwart Wheel Thefts

Personalized design created from owner’s voice

Propulsion

GM Aims to Make Towing (and Braking) a Trailer Easier

Concept promises 20% reduction in stopping distance

Business

Bosch Targets Growth in Down Market

Tech opportunities in declining sales environment

Business

LMC Auto’s Jeff Schuster on the Industry

When it comes to how the automotive market is doing—and how it is likely to do—you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who knows more than Jeff Schuster

Business

Europe’s Carmakers Seek Holistic Pollution Policy

European carmakers are pushing a 10-point plan to help reach the region’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

Interiors

Car Interiors that Enhance Wellbeing

Faurecia is developing technologies to give each vehicle occupant a customized comfort zone.

Autonomous Vehicles

Valeo Whets Appetite for Robo Deliveries

Integrates current technologies into concept with Chinese partner