No Rest for the Weary

Given that this is a monthly magazine, it is perilous to try to write something of a predictive nature vis-à-vis the auto industry today.

Days of Tuning Past

I may not have done a lot, but I did something. And that's the point.

Dallara: Beyond the Track

Dallara Automobili is one of those companies that tends to hide its light under a bushel, yet it is perhaps the most influential racing car manufacturer in the industry.

New Model Launch Interruptions--or Not

Research has shown that the number of new model launches in the U.S. has been trending upward over the past 20 years.

Speed and Survival

Those who have traveled around the world will likely concur that the U.S. is a fast-paced environment where people rarely take a moment to relax.

The Leadership Vacuum

Rarely do find I find myself getting emotional when it comes to speeches made at industry conferences.

A Designer for All Seasons

Though he had trouble coping with the cold the first time around, Larry Erickson has made Detroit his home and teaching future designers his vocation.


Cost Down. Way Down.

What this is: This is a portable GPS unit, the Nextar ME.

Linked Up

Whether you work for an OEM or a supplier at any level, going it alone is going to become increasingly difficult.

Investing A Lot in Green (and Sterling)

What this is: Clearly, this is a building.

A Boost for Smaller Engines

Can a 2.5-liter engine be replaced by a 1.2-liter engine without a loss of performance?

Ford Revamps 2010 Fusion/Milan Powertrain

A gas-electric hybrid that permits a car to run at 47 mph on electricity alone and that offers an overall driving range of 700 miles on a single tank of gas?

Real Wood. A Real Bargain. Really.

One of the hallmarks of a “luxury” interior is wood.

Objects of Interest


Venza Revealed

Even though the market is down--yes, even for Toyota--the company is introducing a new model with a new nameplate: the Venza.

The Changing Definition of 'Niche Vehicles'

Once the playground of exotic car makers, the definition of a niche vehicle has expanded to include image vehicles for mainstream OEMs, and specialist models produced on high-volume platforms.

Diesel's Challenge: Acceptance in America

The Europeans are coming with diesels. They make sense in Europe. But what about the U.S.? We look at the numbers. And drive an Audi more than 1,800 miles to find out.

Field Guide: Siemens

Siemens covers all the bases in industrial automation, energy, healthcare, building management and even home appliances.

Robotic Assembly: Simpler, Faster

Here is a brief look at some of the tech that can facilitate your mechanical assembly operations.

VW's Minivan Strategy

By letting Chrysler build the Routan-based on the Chrysler minivan-the German company was able to accelerate its offering in the market.

Continental's Connected Safety Focus

More than 28,000 people were killed in passenger vehicle accidents in the U.S. in 2007, with another 2.2 million injured, resulting in a $230-billion drag on the economy.