The CEO of automotive supplier KSPG thinks that CNG is a great alternative, that hybrids can be overrated, and there are still gains for internal combustion engines.Dr.
JCI's mannequin allows determination of seating positions for seat and interior developments.
TRW's seat belt concept for the microMAX.
BorgWarner turbochargers are being deployed on the Mercedes-Benz medium-duty, commercial vehicle diesel engines.
CleanCHK system from ASPEX.
Some things remain the same. But there are also significant changes in the area of cutting metal.
When reduced to its basics, there are four types of hybrid powertrains: (1) micro hybrids; (2) parallel hybrids; (3) power-split, two-mode or series-parallel hybrids; and (4) series hybrids. [The last in this series is more commonly known as an E-REV, or Extended-Range Electric Vehicle, and is best represented by the Chevy Volt/Cadillac ELR.]
Mazda continues to move forward by providing a design for its already stylish midsize Mazda6 that takes what is normally found on show stands and puts it into driveways.
The only back-seat driver in designing automotive seats and trim covers is PLM. That’s a good thing.
Yes, you can still crawl up rocks. Yet the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has interior refinements and amenities of a luxury car. And there’s an eight-speed transmission. And a diesel. And more. And this is a refresh?
While some OEMs talk about developing vehicles for the whitespace between segments, MINI is finding niches that others don’t seem to perceive.
Counterboring Inserts; High-speed Milling Machine; Flexible Gaging System
According to Zipcar, owning a car costs about $800 per month. A person who uses Zipcar for 10 two-hour, two three-hour, and two 24-hour trips over a given month will spend about $333.
Shining a Light on Gestures; Johnson Controls’ Infotainment Play; Vibration Cancellation; Sensing Lithium-Ion Overheating
The lessons from the last two decades should be a rally cry for global geographic diversification as a primary strategy for any global mass-market OEM.