MATERIALS & LIGHTWEIGHTING

Materials & Lightweighting

The Rolls-Royce of Easter Eggs

Jellybeans may be tasty, but this egg is absolutely gob-smacking
#RollsRoyce

Composites

Cars Without Coffee: Bennion Designs Corvettes. And Drives Them, Too.

Eighth in a series. Why wouldn’t he have a 660-hp Corvette in his garage?
#Chevrolet #tech #people

Mobility

Automotive Lighting & Shining a Light on the Past

We talk advanced lighting strategies and learn from a historian on the “Autoline After Hours”
#MercedesBenz #Bosch #Magna

Carbon Fiber Creations in Auto Applications

It is more “go” than “show,” although when it comes to interior trim the composite material provides a technical touch.
#HP #Renault #Ford

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Interiors & Electronics

It’s “Only” an Escalade

Executing the interior of the new version of Cadillac’s venerable flagship, Escalade
#Cadillac

Economics

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.
#Cadillac

Materials & Lightweighting

Freudenberg Technology Innovation's 10-Year Vision

German materials expert Freudenberg SE helps find products and applications its divisions will need 10 years from now through its Freudenberg Technology Innovation unit.
#Cadillac

Design

Inside Story on Seats: New Designs, New Tech

Here’s a look at some of the latest in seating developments for the industry
#Chevrolet #Chrysler #Lexus

Composites

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composite Developed for Toyota EV Concept

Reduced weight is advantageous for EV application
#Toyota #Covestro

Materials & Lightweighting

The Other Side: 3D Printing for Medical Equipment: Stat

A 21st century tool to help take on the 21st century virus. And if you have capacity, you can help.
#Stratasys

Design

Design Your Own Supercar: Kids Edition

Contest winners get to ride along with celebrity driver the Stig and lots of other cool prizes
#McLaren

Plastics

Honda Modifies Odyssey for COVID-19 Testing

Plastic partition helps protect drivers transporting people to Detroit test sites
#asia #tech #Honda

Materials & Lightweighting

13 Suppliers Take Home PACE Innovation Awards

Lightweighting applications to advanced communications and improved visibility
#Chevrolet #GeneralMotors #Jaguar

Propulsion

On the 2021 Kia Seltos: Small Crossover with Big Presence

Kia grows its lineup of crossovers with a subcompact and provides it with tech so that it isn’t a vehicle that people buy wishing that they could afford something better. 
#Buick #Fiat #HP

Interiors

Porsche Seats Get a 3D-Printed Structure

Well, 40 seats do for the near-term. But after that. . . ?
#Porsche

Production

New Steels Explained: What You Need to Know About the Ongoing Developments

A range of new steels is being developed to assist body engineers create better trucks, cars and SUVs. Here’s what they can do for everyone from safety engineers to designers
#Acura #Ford #GeneralMotors

Plastics

INDYCAR Adds Polycarbonate “AEROSCREEN” to Vehicles

Serious safety added to the open-wheeled racers
#Firestone #PPG

Aluminum

A Stronger Aluminum Alloy from Novelis

High-strength aluminum alloy from Novelis has no compromises on formability, safety, or NVH
#Novelis

Interiors & Electronics

Alfa Brings Back an Up-to-Date GTA

The company is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, and a smokin’ fast tribute car is part of the celebration
#AlfaRomeo #Carbon #HP