DESIGN

Propulsion

New Fiat 500 Takes a Red Dot Award

Third generation of the iconic Italian city car achieves an award for design
#Fiat #people

Sales

Talking Acura TLX

The folks in charge of developing and manufacturing the fifth-generation TLX talk on “Autoline After Hours.”
#BMW #people #AutolineAfterHours

Materials & Lightweighting

How Recycled Materials Create a Highly Efficient EV

Innovative design and engineering create a compact sports car that is built largely with recycled waste materials
#sustainability #tech

November 5, 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. 

Interiors & Electronics

Engineering the GM Full-Size Utes and More

On this edition of “Autoline After Hours” we have the man who is in charge of global products for General Motors
#Chevrolet #Jeep #GMC

Design

Engineering the Ram TRX

The chief engineer of what is claimed to be the “quickest, fastest and most-powerful mass-produced truck in the world” explains how they did it.
#Chevrolet #AutolineAfterHours #engineer

Interiors & Electronics

Bronco Designer Talks Product Development

Here’s how the 2021 Bronco was designed to both look like and perform like a Bronco—the iconic 4x4, yet brought up to the moment—explained by Paul Wraith, the vehicle’s chief designer
#Chevrolet #Tesla #GeneralMotors

Interiors & Electronics

Honda Ridgeline Gets Mid-Cycle Makeover

2021 pickup is designed to look the part
#Honda

Production

Learning Additive at General Motors

Kevin Quinn, GM director of Additive Design and Manufacturing, talks about why teaching people about additive is important to the OEM’s efforts to advance the use of the technology
#Autodesk #facilities #engineer

Diesel

Talking Powertrains with IAV’s Mike Kenhard

The engineering firm does work for the auto industry on everything from embedded software systems to automated technology. But here we’re learning about powertrains—and an unexpected development
#people #IAV #Tesla

Design

SEAT Names Díez as Design Director

Designer returns to a studio he once inhabited
#Audi #Lamborghini #Ducati

Design

Fisker Taps Magna for EV Platform

New partnerships continue to emerge as companies rush to put EVs on the road
#Fisker #Magna #chassis

Plastics

Roechling Touts New Bioplastic

Green material generates 90% fewer CO2 emissions than its petroleum-based counterparts
#sustainability #tech

Interiors & Electronics

Engineering an Autonomous ATV—for Mars

Farah Alibay is a mobility engineer—who works on extraterrestrial vehicles
#Carbon

Design

3 Things with Derek Jenkins, Sandy Munro and Brett Smith

Automotive insights from three leaders in the industry, including Lucid’s Derek Jenkins on design, Sandy Munro on manufacturing, and CAR’s Brett Smith on suppliers.
#LucidMotors #people #Tesla

Design

NACTOY Announces 2021 Semifinalists

Eight cars, 15 utilities and four trucks have made the semifinalist cut according to the NACTOY jury

Design

Cadillac Is Designing for the Future Today

Here’s how Cadillac is transforming its look as it transitions to an electric future while not ignoring the wonderful time that brought it to today
#Cadillac #people #AutolineAfterHours

Assembly

Mack Making Medium-Duty Trucks in Roanoke

Mack has been absent from the medium-duty market since 2002. Now it is back with two new medium-duties
#Mack Trucks

Propulsion

Design of the 2021 Kia Sorento

The all-new compact SUV features a fresh, bold design—something that Kia is now known for
#Kia