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2021 Nissan Rogue: Five Ways They’ve Improved the Brand’s Best Seller

It is the ever-vexing challenge: Making something popular better—with what it takes to get new customers without alienating the existing ones. 

Gary S. Vasilash
Transportation Editor, Gardner Business Media

The Case of CASE

A presentation at the Society of Automotive Analysts’ 5th Annual Mobility Innovations Summit
#people #GeneralMotors #Tesla

BMW Unveils the iX EV SUV

While it isn’t going to be available until early 2022, BMW wants to show that it is in the lux EV SUV space, too
#Cadillac #Tesla #BMW

Face Milling Aluminum Without Burrs

Sandvik has developed a face milling approach that is analogous to rotary broaching

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE

Yes, it can manage the hills and dales and rocks and rills. And it simply looks great.
#Land Rover #chassis

January 7, 9am CST

AutoBeat Live is a monthly 30-minute show featuring conversations with leading observers of and people in the auto industry. Each episode will include insights about what’s happening—things that may affect suppliers to the industry. 

Machining Gummy Materials: A New Use for Sharpies

Organic films help metal removal Purdue researchers discover

Increasing Use of Structural Adhesives in Automotive

Can you glue a car together? Frank Billotto of DuPont Transportation & Industrial discusses the major role structural adhesives can play in vehicle assembly.
#DuPont #Polestar

Cars, COVID-19 and Climate Change: Driving Sustainability Forward

Life cycle assessments show vehicles designed with lightweight aluminum result in reduced emissions without product sacrifices
#Magna #sustainability #Ford

GM Adds Some Vroom to 3D Printing

Cadillac sports sedans to use additive manufacturing for functional and appearance parts
#tech #Cadillac

JLR Uses Aerospace Sensors to Test Lightweight Materials

New metals and advanced composites will be subject to extreme conditions

JLR Targets Increased Use of Recycled Aluminum

Putting materials back to work to help curb manufacturing emissions
#Land Rover #Jaguar

Polestar 2: The Start of the Company’s EV Era

Yes, there is a Polestar 1. But it is a hybrid, not an electric vehicle (EV). The Polestar 2 is the company’s first EV—the first of what promises to be many
#LG #Geely #Volvo

The Volkswagen ID.4: What You Need to Know

It was officially unveiled and is ready for order. What Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, calls “The most important launch for VW since the Beetle”
#Volkswagen

2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak By the Numbers

Some of these digits are absolutely remarkable, as the car itself undoubtedly is, as well
#Fiat #Dodge

Mixed Material Joining Study Performed

Let’s face it, steel and other materials—say aluminum—are going to be joined, so the Auto/Steel Partnership decided to determine what processes work best

Structural Engineering the 2021 Lexus IS

The compact sport sedan from Lexus is not just track-tested, but track-developed
#Toyota #HP #Lexus

What’s It Weigh?

A comparative look at vehicle mass. The attention to weight certainly seems to be a common thread among OEMs.
#HP #Toyota #Dodge