Regulations are driving vehicle manufacturers to find the ways and means to reduce fuel consumption. And German-based supplier KSPG has some things that can help.
As Cadillac is the GM brand that puts technological development to the forefront, it is the venue where there is a high-performance, consumer-electronic-device-like infotainment system debuting in the XTS, CUE.
“Lincoln, by its nature, is always going to be an American luxury brand,” says Max Wolff, its director of Design. Wolff, by the way, comes from Australia.
Consider a car that is sized for the city and can get an EPA estimated 53 mpg while rolling in the urban environment, a car that doesn’t come equipped with a plug. It’s the Prius c.
Using plastics under the hood in place of metals is something that’s been underway for the past 20 years. And the transitions continue.
Comfortable workers can be happier workers. And happier workers can contribute to better-quality production.
BASF is addressing everything from the engine to seats with its polymer tech.
Siemens PLM Software brings new versions of its CAx packages to market. Here’s a look.
While you undoubtedly have a phone on your desk that’s wired to the wall, you also have one or more phones in your purse or pocket. And the company that helps make that mobile phone possible has turned its attention to electric vehicle charging—wireless charging.
The Makino a51nx horizontal machining center is based on the company’s a51 model.
A look at GF AgieCharmilles' laser ablation equipment.
Some automotive suppliers offer this advice on dealing with the current environment: treat current employees well to keep a stable workforce. That is certainly a good foundation for long-term success, and something that smart companies figured out a long time ago.
Touch-free Interior Lighting; Smart Fibers; Anatomically-based Anti-theft System
Accelerating hydrogen fuel production; Rocky Mountain Institute's think-and-do tank; Creating renewable rubber; Using agave and coconut to make biofibers.
When you think “rapid prototyping” via 3D printing you might think of models that aren’t particularly robust, models that are more show than go. But materials and equipment providers are developing materials that are functional as well as attractive.
Sheet metal bending cell; vertical gear hobbing machines; high-speed laser cutting.
If the goal is to reduce the dependency on foreign oil and reduce greenhouse gas, CAFE standards aren’t the most efficient means.
GM is developing a new family of small-displacement Ecotec gasoline engines to provide better fuel economy and performance.
Oliver Ganser is the BMW 3 Series product manager, BMW of North America.
MINI collaborates with fashion designer Ilaria Venturini Fendi in an up-cycling effort.
Full-vehicle noise-vibration-harshness (NVH) simulation through NVH Director from Altair Engineering.
The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe undergoes a “midcycle refresh” with an entirely new front end, along with interior modifications.