ECONOMICS

Building Hondas and Acuras Is a Family Affair

First-hand insights into building NSXes, Accords and much more

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

Number of Vehicles Per Person Rising. . .

Sort of. And what will the future hold?

The Word: “Disrupt”

Sure, there are some exaggerated claims about things. But this might be a bit too, well. . . .
#Fisker #Karma

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 #GeneralMotors #Tesla

A Tough Year for U.S. Carmakers

GM, Ford and Chrysler emerge from a tough year
#europe #tech #Chrysler

Economics

As global markets start to slow, automotive companies must realize that technology disruption makes this downturn fundamentally different – and thriving requires a new approach.

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Michigan's PlanetM Mobility Outreach

Michigan is promoting mobility development through its PlanetM initiative. Trevor Pawl, who heads business development for the initiative, explains.

Materials & Lightweighting

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.

Business

EY: Where’s the Profit in New Mobility?

How can the auto industry generate enough revenue to pay for its rush to find new options to traditional car ownership?

Cheap Gas, But Nowhere to Go

Oil glut promises cheap fuel all year

Coronavirus Roundup: March 27

More companies idle plants, look for cash
#asia #europe #people

GM Tightens Its Belt

Pay cuts for staff, deferred product programs to avoid “serious damage”
#engineer #people #Cadillac

Tesla Shops for a Site to Make the Cybertruck

Here comes another bidding war, Tesla brings major economic benefit to states
#people #facilities #Tesla

Winning Strategies for Automotive Suppliers

Deloitte’s Global Automotive Supplier Study shares insight on how automotive suppliers can make money even when products face shrinking demand

Car Sales Vanish (Temporarily) in China

Digging out of a 92% sales drop will take time.
#asia

Ford’s New COO Could See Pay Jump 32%

It’s all about delivering the company’s long-awaited overhaul
#people #Ford #Lincoln

Oil Takes a Hit as China’s Demand Plunges

Oil prices are falling, and it’s mainly because of China’s coronavirus crisis.

American Honda Shows Cars Still Matter

Yes, cars you may not readily think of showed sales strength in January. Yes, cars.
#Acura #Honda