DESIGN

Design

Engineering the 2020 Toyota Highlander

Now in its fourth generation, the Toyota Highlander just might be something that goes beyond continuous improvement
#Toyota #HP #Apple

Assembly

Sandy Munro and the Tesla Cybertruck

Design/engineering/manufacturing expert looks at the Cybertruck. He says when he saw it, “It was love at first sight”
#Tesla #Ford #people

Automation/Robotics

Toyota to Launch. . . a City

Rather than just trying to see how advanced mobility and robotics will fit into existing structures, Toyota is building a city to help determine how these things can be best integrated into people’s lives
#Toyota #people

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.
#engineer #HP #Ford

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Business

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.
#Ferrari #Jeep

Propulsion

IAV: Helping Prioritize EV, Autonomy Programs

Carmakers and tier one suppliers face a spike in engineering projects related to electrification and autonomous driving systems.
#Ferrari #Jeep

Propulsion

Powertrain Innovations from AAM

American Axle & Manufacturing makes SUVs and crossovers significantly more efficient with its EcoTrac disconnecting all-wheel-drive system, says David Crecelius, director of product engineering-electrification.
#Ferrari #Jeep

Legal

ITC to Rule on Jeep-Mahindra Spat

A final decision is due in March about whether Mahindra’s Roxor offroader looks too much like Jeep’s iconic CJ military-style SUV.
#asia #Mahindra #Carbon

Interiors

What Would James Bond Fly?

Probably the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition—assuming he needs to travel in a helicopter
#AstonMartin

Design

ITC to Rule on Jeep-Mahindra Spat

A final decision is due in March about whether Mahindra’s Roxor offroader looks too much like Jeep’s iconic CJ military-style SUV.
#asia #Mahindra #Carbon

Interiors

Honda Warns of New Type of Defective Takata Airbag Inflator

Honda is recalling an older design of defective Takata airbag inflator
#Honda #Acura #Takata

Design

Spacebreaking Designs

Lexus envisions lunar travel
#Toyota #Tesla #GeneralMotors

Production

The Number-One Vehicle Paint Color Is. . .

Isn’t it sort of the absence of color?
#BASF

Hybrid

McLaren Hybrid Tests on the Space Shuttle Runway

Yes, if you’re going to test a car that goes 250 mph, odds are you want something straight and smooth to run it on
#McLaren #HP #Carbon

Design

Fast Christmas

Why not get a limited-edition Mustang Shelby GT350 for that special someone on your list?
#Ferrari #Ford

Interiors & Electronics

2019 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury

For being the “entry-lux” sedan, this really is one fine automobile
#Toyota #HP #Apple

Propulsion

Tesla Makes Towing Chic

Sure, some people like to tow. Many of them buy HD trucks to do so. Now EVs enter the arena.
#Tesla #HP #Ford

Propulsion

Kia Ups Its Game with K5 Design

What does a modern sedan look like? This.
#Toyota #HP #Kia