Car Interiors that Enhance Wellbeing

January 20, 2020 at 1:16 AM

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

Smart Doors for Autonomous Vehicles

January 13, 2020 at 2:14 AM

When cars go robotic, how will they know who to open their doors for? Answer: with doors that sense their surroundings, says Inteva Products CEO Lon Offenbacher.

Michigan's PlanetM Mobility Outreach

January 06, 2020 at 12:23 AM

Michigan is promoting mobility development through its PlanetM initiative. Trevor Pawl, who heads business development for the initiative, explains.

Staying Ahead of the EV Powertrain Curve

December 23, 2019 at 1:45 AM

Means Industries is adopting the powertrain technologies it developed for piston-based systems to enhance electrified propulsion systems.

Putting Material in Its Place

December 16, 2019 at 1:26 AM

Shedding weight to make cars more efficient is complicated by the economic advantages of using as many of the same components as possible in multiple models, says Altair Engineering’s Richard Yen.

Putting a Fine Point on Vehicle Locator Tech

December 10, 2019 at 1:34 PM

If you want your car to drive itself, it has to know precisely where it is at all times. GPS alone isn’t up to the task, says Mark Vogel of Mitsubishi Electric.

How LIFT Boosts U.S. Manufacturing

November 25, 2019 at 12:34 PM

Detroit-based LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) helps develop advanced manufacturing technologies and move them into practical use, says CEO Nigel Francis.

Next-Gen Lighting Options

November 17, 2019 at 11:44 PM

Future cars are likely to be equipped with thousands of LEDs that enable everything from glare-free high beams to projected messages that signal the vehicle’s intentions, says Osram Continental’s Julian Dench.

ZF Pursues Modular Steps for Autonomy

November 11, 2019 at 12:06 AM

Passenger vehicles are just beginning to offer limited Level 2 self-driving capabilities, but the commercial vehicle sector is only a few years from introducing far more sophisticated Level 4 systems.

Hella Covers All Electrification Bases

October 28, 2019 at 2:36 AM

Automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella GmbH offers products for electrified powertrains ranging from stop-start “micro-hybrid” to all-electric systems, says Steve Lietaert, president of the company’s U.S. operations.