PROPULSION

Propulsion

Polestar 2 and Clever Lighting Execution

The nights can be long in Scandinavia, so the Polestar 2 designers and engineers have created a lighting system for the EV that automatically handles the darkness
#Polestar #Volvo

Propulsion

Zoox Vehicle Officially Unveiled

Electric. Level 5 capable. And owned by Amazon
#Amazon

Hybrid

ZERO EV Quick Product Development

The ZERO EV is quick. But the product development is comparatively quicker
#LynkCo #Volvo #Geely

January 7, 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. 

Interiors & Electronics

Designing and Engineering the Lucid Air

Developing an electric vehicle—comprehensively and deliberately.
#AutolineAfterHours #Tesla #Lucid

Batteries

The Future Is Electric and Now

Paul Eichenberg says suppliers need to be positioning themselves for a different automotive future—or ride their businesses to an inevitable end
#Lucid #AutolineAfterHours #Tesla

Batteries

Engineering the 2020 Nissan Sentra

An inside look on how an impressive compact sedan came to be
#AutolineAfterHours #Tesla #Lucid

Machining

What You Should Know About High-Speed Machining

The tools go a whole lot faster—40,000 rpm, perhaps—but the advantage is not parts per hour but in the ability to make precise parts with less induced stress

Plastics

Revolutionary Hydrogen Storage Tank Design Could Propel H2 Deployment

Rather than storing hydrogen in a large cylindrical tank, Noble Gas has developed a conformal system
#safety

Propulsion

Proterra Launches Battery Production Line

Leader in electric transit bus production adds battery pack production to plant

Batteries

Tesla Inks 5-Year Lithium Deal with Chinese Supplier

Materials strategy mimics multi-sourcing battery plans
#Tesla

Hybrid

Personal Car Ownership Fends Off Public Transport During Pandemic

EVs gaining acceptance but the pace needs to accelerate

Interiors & Electronics

Engineering the 2021 Ford F-150

When you’re making a new F-Series, you’ve got a lot riding on everything you do
#chassis #tech #Ford

Interiors & Electronics

2020 VW Jetta GLI 2.0T Autobahn

As most people are driving far less nowadays, you might as well have a bit of fun while doing it—but also while remaining fiscally responsible
#Volkswagen

Propulsion

“Chestnuts Roasting on a Manifold. . .”

Gift ideas for the enthusiasts in your life
#Dodge #people

Propulsion

BMW Embraces Cloudy Future with AWS Partnership

Improved results targeted with data-based decisions
#facilities #tech #BMW

Design

Henrik Fisker on Design, Working With Magna & More

While the Fisker Ocean isn’t expected to launch until the end of 2022, the legendary designer talks about how his company is preparing to create compelling electric vehicles
#Magna #facilities #AutolineAfterHours

Autonomous Vehicles

Einride Puts NVIDIA’s Orin Behind the Wheel

“To capture and account for the diversity in a myriad of operational scenarios, and to develop the redundancy necessary to improve functionality, we need the most advanced processors possible, and that’s where NVIDIA Orin comes in,” said Pär Degerman, CTO of Einride.
#NVIDIA