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Design

Lucid Puts EVs in Range with 517-Mile Air Sedan

Tests show record-setting performance

Mobility

Automated Vehicle Systems Perform Poorly in AAA Tests

Reliability needs to be improved to gain public trust

Propulsion

Audi Readies Integrated Chassis/Powertrain Controller

When it comes to car smarts, two brains aren’t necessarily better than one.

Business

Levandowski Sentenced for Stealing Robo-Car Data

The end of years of high and low drama

Materials & Lightweighting

“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.

Mobility

New Hampshire Readies Flying Cars…for Roads

“Jetson Bill” targets roadable aircrafts

Regulations

Foretellix Aims to Fortify Autonomous Testing

Much more testing is needed, but it’s the quality not quantity that will make the difference

Automation/Robotics

Robo-Dogs Scan Ford Plant

Mechanical pooches faster, cheaper at mapping the shop floor

Diesel

BMW Goes All In on Sustainability

Comprehensive plan targets 7 million electrified vehicles on the road by 2030

Interiors & Electronics

Hyundai Touts Clean HVAC Tech

Improving air quality during and after your ride

Marketing

GM Hires Outsider to Plot Innovation, Growth Strategies

Focus on connectivity, big data, customer relations and new business areas

Batteries

Better Batteries Through Research

The Consortium for Battery Innovation is dedicated to advancing the technology of the lead battery. Yes, the thing you probably have under your hood.

Intelligent Transportation

Beep, Local Motors Partner on AV Shuttles

Partners target government programs and low-speed, geo-fenced applications

Batteries

Mercedes Creates New “Drive Systems” Unit

Integrated operations for engines, transmissions, electric drives, batteries and related software

Batteries

Convert a 1990s Land Rover to Electric Power—for $185,000+

Pricey retrofit package includes California dreaming color combos  

Autonomous Vehicles

FCA, Waymo Expand Level 4 Partnership

Ram ProMaster and other light commercial trucks to get autonomous tech

Autonomous Vehicles

Aurora Aims Big with Autonomous Testing in Texas

Startup targets commercial truck applications

Batteries

Nissan Looks to the Future with Ariya EV

New look, more tech. The first in a wave of new models. 

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4Motion

The most striking thing about the Atlas Cross Sport is how big it is.

Propulsion

A Stick Shift Without the Foot Work

Hyundai debuts manual gearbox sans clutch pedal, in India

Business

Tesla Busted in Germany Over Autopilot Claims

Another slap on the wrist for touting the autonomous capabilities of its cars

Business

Siemens and SAP Announce Partnership

Siemens Digital Industries and SAP are partnering to help create enterprise integration and Industry 4.0