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About that Autonomous Vehicle. . . .

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 22, 2017 at 6:02 AM

One of the bigger issues related to the average consumer’s receptivity to autonomous vehicles has nothing to do with, say, the SAE taxonomy and knowing whether something is Level 2 or Level 3, and nothing to do with whether someone was watching a film about hobbits and orcs when they should have been paying attention to the road ahead.

Tahoe Custom: Chevy’s New SUV Value Play

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 18, 2017 at 5:38 AM

Although the common wisdom has it that crossovers and SUVs have limitless growth opportunities, maybe the folks at Chevrolet have discerned something that indicates that there’s still something called economic gravity.

Handcrafting the Infiniti Prototype 9

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 17, 2017 at 5:55 AM

The Infiniti Prototype 9, which is going to be part of the marque’s exhibit at this weekend’s 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is interesting for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that although this has the look of the 1940s, it has powertrain technology of right now: it features a 120-kW electric motor that’s powered by a 30-kWh lithium-ion battery pack from Nissan’s Advanced Powertrain Department.

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Building a 4,398-pound Car (That Goes 261 mph)

With a base price on the order of €2.4-million and a production run of 500, the Bugatti Chiron is not just any car. And it isn’t built like one, either.

August 22, 2017 - Gary S. Vasilash

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Feature Siemens PLM Launches More Comprehensive PLM Capabilities

August 22, 2017 - Lawrence S. Gould

From costing to configuring, from planning to executing, the latest release of Teamcenter handles all this and more.

Feature Building a 4,398-pound Car (That Goes 261 mph)

August 22, 2017 - Gary S. Vasilash

With a base price on the order of €2.4-million and a production run of 500, the Bugatti Chiron is not just any car. And it isn’t built like one, either.

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U.S. Gets Tough in NAFTA Talks

The U.S. is insisting on major changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement as the first round of talks wrapped up in Washington, D.C.