January 2014


NX 9 Offers Broad, New Functionality

The latest advances in Siemens NX can help speed both programming and machining.

Rolls-Royce & The Wraith

There’s nothing spectral about this seriously substantial motor car from Rolls-Royce.

2014 Nissan Rogue: Developing a Global Crossover

The U.S. market is important for the Rogue. But so are other markets, where it is known as the X-Trail. Here’s a look at the second-generation.

Getting to Green(er) Plastics

As OEMs and suppliers strive to use more sustainable materials, biobased plastics are beginning to appear in more places, particularly in interior parts, but cost remains a barrier to wider use.

Addressing Automotive Lightweighting

Developments at Henkel—particularly in the area of resins—can have a significant impact on lightweighting autos.

Introducing the 2014 Cadillac ELR

Cadillac's approach to design and execution is "Art & Science." And that's exactly what this extended-range electric vehicle is all about.


New Norms for the New Year

Looking ahead, several new paradigms will undoubtedly impact the constructs of our industry.

The Industry Advances— Just Like 100 Years Ago

Those of us who are interested in technology and in advancing safe, affordable, environmentally-responsible transportation—whether this means advanced ICEs, battery electric cars, or fuel-cell electric vehicles, or, more likely, all of the above—should support new ways of doing things.

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