ELECTRONICS

ADAS and Consumer Confusion

Consumers may lack a clear understanding of what ADAS can—and cannot—do for them. Which can cause problems.


J.D. Power Assesses High Tech for Vehicles

The fifth annual U.S. Tech Experience Index Study shows that consumers like cameras but not waving their hands at their instrument panels
#Kia #Cadillac #BMW

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
#Geely #Polestar #Apple

2020 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT

For calendar year 2019 Lexus sold 3,378 GS models. Numbers like that belie that this is a car that is (1) enjoyable to drive and (2) doesn’t sacrifice room or comfort to achieve (1). Which is rather clever. So its sad sales performance is rather surprising
#Lexus #Apple

Mach E to Offer Hands-Free Driving

Ford has a lot riding on the Mustang Mach E, as it is the company’s effort not only to make an electric vehicle (it has done that before) but an electric vehicle that is desirable and accessible to regular folks.
#Ford

October 1, 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. 

Hybrid

All About EV Batteries

A deep dive into battery tech by a man who was instrumental in helping it get on the road
#emissions #engineer #GeneralMotors

Electronics

GM Develops a New Electrical Platform

GM engineers create a better electrical architecture that can handle the ever-increasing needs of vehicle systems
#people #tech #GeneralMotors

Car/Ride Sharing

How Magna Manages Transformation

Magna International’s decentralized operating culture reinvented itself in the past decade around innovation and technology.
#emissions #AutolineAfterHours #Aerovironment

Brian Latouf and Hyundai’s Pursuit of Safety

According to Latouf, safety is “foundational” at Hyundai. He should know. He’s Hyundai Motor North America’s chief safety officer  
#Aptiv #Subaru #GeneralMotors

SEMA Meets ADAS

When vehicles are modified, the on-board tech needs to be taken into account
#GeneralMotors #Cadillac #AutolineAfterHours

UN Unveils Rules for Autonomy, Software Updates, Cybersecurity

Standards aim to help regulators monitor tech developments

Intel Announces IoT Processors

Fast, reliable and capable are some of the characteristics of this new hardware
#Intel

Hands-Off Controls: Making a Grand Gesture More Common

Low-cost tech promises to bring touchless systems to mainstream models  
#tech

Nvidia Wins CPU Arms Race with $40 Billion Acquisition

Deal teams advanced GPU and AI tech with high-volume CPUs for next-gen autonomous vehicles
#tech #NVIDIA

What You Need to Know About Batteries and Electric Vehicles

Expert from the Southwest Research Institute talks about EV batteries, motors and more
#FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Volkswagen #Ford

Addressing Automation for Commercial Applications

Self-driving ride-hailed vehicles may seem cool, but autonomous commercial vehicles may actually be a better deployment of the technology
#tech #Cadillac #Waymo

V2X: What You Should Know

A veteran of vehicle-to-everything explains what V2X is and what it does
#Volkswagen #Continental #Audi

What Do People Know About Automated Vehicles?

Probably a whole lot less than industry insiders might imagine
#AutolineAfterHours #Tesla #Volvo

Helping OEMs Customize User Electronics

Big trend: consolidating functional controls
#Hella #body

How to Clean Your Interior (Don't Use That Blue Spray on Your Infotainment Screen and Other Tips)

Whether you’re going back to work soon or finally making that Costco run, Nissan has some recommendations for cleaning the interior of your vehicle
#Nissan