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Design

Ford’s Project Apollo: Working With 3M and GE Healthcare for COVID-19 Response

Putting manufacturing engineering knowhow and clever design and product development in the battle against COVID-19
#engineer #tech #people

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Chris Chapman’s Alfa

Because people aren’t going out for Cars and Coffee, we’ll bring the cars to you. You make your own coffee. First in a series.
#AlfaRomeo #Hyundai

Design

A Visual Pursuit of Value at Adient

An approach to value analysis/value engineering at one of the world’s leading seating suppliers.
#Adient

Thousands of sketches and three full-size clay models were produced to get the Shelby GT500 just right. These sketches are by exterior designer Christopher Stevens.

Designing the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

When you’re going to have your fastest street-legal car, you’re making sure that it looks the part—and then some.
#HP #Ford #engineer

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Interiors & Electronics

It’s “Only” an Escalade

Executing the interior of the new version of Cadillac’s venerable flagship, Escalade
#Cadillac

Sales

Design Pro Talks Quadrobots, Teslas & More

John Manoogian II is part of the design fabric of the auto industry. He shares insights on this edition of “Autoline After Hours”
#Cadillac

Economics

Putting Material in Its Place

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.
#Cadillac

Materials & Lightweighting

The Other Side: 3D Printing for Medical Equipment: Stat

A 21st century tool to help take on the 21st century virus. And if you have capacity, you can help.
#Stratasys

Design

If This Doesn’t Make You Smile. . .

. . .you’d better seek help for lockjaw
#Toyota

Interiors & Electronics

Kia Reveals 4th-Gen Sorento

Revealed in Europe, designed by a global team, it will be coming to the U.S. later this year
#Kia #Apple #Bose

Design

Steelcase Provides Instructions for Masks and Face Shields

PDF instructions, cutting patterns and even YouTube videos to get you going
#Ford

Production

Bosch Creates COVID-19 Test in Six Weeks

The testing procedure provides results in less than 2.5 hours
#Bosch

Interiors & Electronics

2021 Elantra Gets Hollywood-Style Unveiling

Redesign includes sportier styling, loads of tech and a 50-mpg hybrid option
#Hyundai #Apple #HP

Propulsion

On the 2021 Kia Seltos: Small Crossover with Big Presence

Kia grows its lineup of crossovers with a subcompact and provides it with tech so that it isn’t a vehicle that people buy wishing that they could afford something better. 
#Buick #Fiat #HP

Materials & Lightweighting

Porsche Seats Get a 3D-Printed Structure

Well, 40 seats do for the near-term. But after that. . . ?
#Porsche

Production

New Steels Explained: What You Need to Know About the Ongoing Developments

A range of new steels is being developed to assist body engineers create better trucks, cars and SUVs. Here’s what they can do for everyone from safety engineers to designers
#Acura #Ford #GeneralMotors

Plastics

INDYCAR Adds Polycarbonate “AEROSCREEN” to Vehicles

Serious safety added to the open-wheeled racers
#Firestone #PPG

Propulsion

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium

The 4Runner is built to take it—with it being something substantially more demanding than a Costco run—though it can do that, too
#Toyota #Amazon #Apple

Design

GM’s Electric Offensive and Other Automotive Developments

Here’s a solid hour of informative observations about what’s going on in the auto industry right now
#Chevrolet #GMC #LG