Materials & Lightweighting

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE

Yes, it can manage the hills and dales and rocks and rills. And it simply looks great.
#Land Rover #chassis

Materials & Lightweighting

Why Materials Matter—To People

Porsche and Ford are among OEMs addressing how materials are acquired
#Ford #sustainability #Porsche


2020 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line

The Volkswagen sedan that people don’t seem to know about—but ought to
#Volkswagen #Suzuki

December 3, 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. 


LIFT: Advancing Lightweighting Tech

Next-generation manufacturing and talent development programs


Automotive Lighting & Shining a Light on the Past

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

Materials & Lightweighting

It’s “Only” an Escalade

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


Hyundai’s Innovative Approach for Innovative Developments

Accelerator program is looking for the expected—and the unexpected
#tech #Hyundai


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
#tech #sustainability


Cars, COVID-19 and Climate Change: Driving Sustainability Forward

Life cycle assessments show vehicles designed with lightweight aluminum result in reduced emissions without product sacrifices
#Ford #sustainability #Magna


BASF Touts New Radar Housing

Minimizing electromagnetic interference is key


Thyssenkrupp Accelerates Restructuring

New job cuts boosts total layoffs to 11,000, decision on steel unit due next spring


Partners Target Bioplastic Interior Trim

Molecular recycling and non-petroleum feedstocks take shape

Materials & Lightweighting

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
#LG #Apple #Volvo


The Volkswagen ID.4: What You Need to Know

It was officially unveiled and is ready for order. What Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, calls “The most important launch for VW since the Beetle”

Materials & Lightweighting

Leather vs. Virus: Italian Tanner Creates New Material Treatment

Italian tanning company develops antiviral treatment for leather


McLaren Carbon Fiber and an Appealing UI

McLaren offers more carbon fiber for a carbon fiber-intensive car; Visteon provides F-150 digital gauge screen
#Ford #McLaren #Visteon

Materials & Lightweighting

2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak By the Numbers

Some of these digits are absolutely remarkable, as the car itself undoubtedly is, as well
#Fiat #Dodge


Nissan’s Goal and Greener Interior Materials

Two things to know/think about
#Nissan #Covestro