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.

Eaton’s eMobility Unit Targets Fast Growth

October 21, 2019 at 10:33 AM

Eaton Corp.’s year-old eMobility business aims to hike annual sales of electrification products from $350 million in 2019 to $2 billion-$4 billion by 2030, says Scott Adams, who heads the unit’s sales and product strategy.

Next Frontier for Robots: General Assembly

September 30, 2019 at 12:22 AM

The next challenge for industrial robots is achieving human-like dexterity, including the ability to handle flexible components such as wiring and fabric, says Fanuc America.

Global Sales to Fall 3% This Year

September 23, 2019 at 7:46 AM

Global light-vehicle sales will decline 3% this year to 92.1 million units amid ongoing trade tensions and other lingering concerns and uncertainties, says Jeff Schuster, president of global vehicle forecasting for LMC Automotive.

Retooling Mobility Around Cost, Convenience

September 17, 2019 at 12:27 PM

By 2030, consumers say their choice of transportation in an era of autonomous vehicles will be defined by cost and convenience, not brand, according to new research by IBM’s Institute for Business Value.

Smart Doors for Autonomous Vehicles

September 09, 2019 at 10:14 AM

Continental AG’s new active entry system uses a key fob or smartphone app to recognize your approach, open the correct door and close it when you exit, says Mike Crane, head of Continental’s body and security for North America.

It's Time for the Auto Industry to Think Differently

September 02, 2019 at 2:29 AM

The auto industry must learn new ways of thinking and behaving to cope with fast-changing technologies, says Carla Bailo, president and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research.