Is Brexit U.K. Auto’s Waterloo?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 24, 2017 at 6:20 AM

French manufacturers, particularly those in the automotive sector, are making significant investments in robotic technology, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). The organization says that its most recent figures show that the number of robots installed in the French car industry rose 22 percent, to 1,400 units.

Kia Creates a Crossover—Hybrid

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 22, 2017 at 6:06 AM

Steve Kosowski, manager, Long Range Planning & Strategy at Kia Motors America says that back in 2011-2012, the executives at Kia in Korea—as well as their opposite numbers at Hyundai—decided that they needed to develop an all-new platform for an “eco vehicle.” This vehicle could come in different flavors, conceivably, as in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and full EV.

Spending $3-million in Dubai

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 19, 2017 at 6:18 AM

According to a Forbes story from last year, when it comes to cities with the greatest number of billionaires, Dubai is tied at 21st with Delhi, Bangkok and Sao Paulo, each of which are the residences of 14 billionaires. (Should you be wondering what city is the home to the most, it is New York, with 79.

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Automakers continue to use the material to make vehicles that are strong, safe, light and affordable. Here’s a look at some of the recent uses of steel.

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Feature What’s “Cloud Computing”?

May 24, 2017 - Lawrence S. Gould

Everyone talks about it, but what is “cloud computing”?

Feature Developing the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

May 24, 2017 - Gary S. Vasilash

In some regards, it is just a car. Of course, it is a car with some of the most advanced technology available in the industry today. But it isn’t some sort of science project, but a real production reality.


Oil Prices Continue Rally on OPEC Production Cut Plans

Oil futures rose again on Tuesday, posting their 11th gain in 13 sessions on trader optimism that new cutbacks in production will prop up petroleum prices.