ELECTRONICS

Engineering the 2020 Toyota Highlander

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

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

Sony Creates Concept EV

Sony has long been a supplier to OEMs. Will it become a competitor in the EV space?
#asia #tech #Sony

VW’s Mobile Charging Robot Concept

Volkswagen is getting enthusiastic about the electric future
#Volkswagen

Putting a Fine Point on Vehicle Locator Tech

If you want your car to drive itself, it has to know precisely where it is at all times. GPS alone isn’t up to the task, says Mark Vogel of Mitsubishi Electric.
#tech #Mitsubishi #MitsubishiElectric

“Reckless” military-grade with hydrogen fuel cell propulsion; A more communicative VW Golf; cryogenic hydrogen; Stratasys in space.

“Reckless” military-grade with hydrogen fuel cell propulsion; A more communicative VW Golf; cryogenic hydrogen; Stratasys in space.  
#Stratasys #Ford #Volkswagen

Continental ADAS Interiors & Electronics

Michael Crane of Continental: “Your phone gets updates and so its utility improves over time. Your vehicle can do the same thing.” With the right E/E architecture, it will.
#Tesla #Continental

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Hella Covers All Electrification Bases

Automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella GmbH offers products for electrified powertrains ranging from stop-start “micro-hybrid” to all-electric systems, says Steve Lietaert, president of the company’s U.S. operations.
#Hella

Interiors & Electronics

GHSP: from Metal Stamping to Electronic Controls

Michigan-based GHSP Inc. started a century ago as a metal stamping company. Today, it’s a full-fledged electronic controls supplier.
#Hella

Business

GHSP: From Metal Bending to Software

GHSP started as a metal stamping company nearly 100 years ago. Nows it's a leader in electronics software technology, notes sales chief Keith Mulder.
#Hella

Aptiv at the Airport in Vegas

Maybe the cab line will be a little shorter. . .
#tech #BMW #Hyundai

Next-Generation Adhesives Provide New Opportunities

Where adhesives are concerned, automotive applications are proving to have real staying power. From helping meet lightweighting challenges to effectively addressing the ever-increasing electronics requirements, adhesives are a full-spectrum solution worth investigating.
#Henkel

FCA’s 5th-Gen Infotainment Tech Hits the Mark

Industry Leading Uconnect system gets better
#Maserati #Chrysler #Amazon

Siri to Steer Self-Driving Cars?

Apple’s latest patent filing aims to guide autonomous vehicles
#Apple

Improving In-Car Wireless Phone Charging

Even more intriguing is the potential to remotely power electronic systems and replace wiring harnesses.
#Chrysler #Toyota #GeneralMotors

Volvo Is Serious About Safety: $1-Million Serious

If a safety occurs in that football game everyone is talking about, then someone is going to be very happy
#americas #Volvo

2020 Hyundai Sonata: The Style Returns

The model year 2011 Hyundai Sonata was transformative in terms of the design of a midsize sedan. And with the eighth-generation 2020 model, they’re doing it again.
#Honda #Toyota #HP

Next-Gen Lighting Options

Future cars are likely to be equipped with thousands of LEDs that enable everything from glare-free high beams to projected messages that signal the vehicle’s intentions, says Osram Continental’s Julian Dench.
#tech #Continental #OSRAM

How Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Wants to Improve Your Autonomous Driving Experience

Tech developments just aren’t about sensors and processors but what people will actually do in an autonomous vehicle.
#Lincoln #Qualcomm #Mitsubishi

Engineering the 2020 Escape

Key factors leading to the all-new generation of the crossover.
#Honda #engineer #Toyota

Engineering the 2020 GMC Sierra HD

Tim Herrick and his team create a no-compromise vehicle for people who like to do things like tow trailers that make tiny houses look, well, really small.
#engineer #HP #Ford