Stamping Trucks

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 10, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Yesterday we looked at pickup trucks—the Chevrolet Silverado vs. the Ford F-150—so today we’re going to continue that theme, but this time in a more benign manner.

OBD-II and the Zombie Apocalypse

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 08, 2016 at 5:50 AM

Chances are, unless you are an exceedingly important person, international spy or someone who has really pissed off that nerdy kid down the street, the whole notion of “attack surfaces” regarding your vehicle is probably no more relevant than the prospect of a zombie apocalypse.

Bosch Has a Different Road to Autonomy

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 07, 2016 at 5:34 AM

Frank Sgambati, director of marketing and product innovation for Chassis Systems Control in North America, Robert Bosch LLC, and his colleagues are confident that the technology that will provide the means to achieve automated driving is coming fast, with significant on-road capabilities by 2020.

May Sales, FCA and That Little-Known Company Named Tesla

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 06, 2016 at 5:57 AM

According to Autodata, U.S. auto sales in May represent a seasonably adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 17.45-million vehicles. . .which would have once been cause for busting out the champagne and party hats but now evokes a bit of a cringe, given that the SAAR was 17.70-million units in May 2015.

Drive Now, Create Later

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 03, 2016 at 5:16 AM

Professor Sir Cary Cooper, who is currently at the Lancaster University Management School in the U.K., is the author of papers including “Generating eustress by challenging employees: helping people savor their work,” “A meta-analysis of work demand stressors and job performance: examining main and moderating effects” and “The mediating effects of job satisfaction and propensity to leave on role stress-job performance relationships: combining meta-analysis and structural equation modeling.” Clearly this is a man who is more clever than the average CBE.

2016 Lexus RX 350

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 02, 2016 at 5:12 AM

It is hard to think back to a time before there were midsize luxury SUVs on the scene as they—and smaller variants—have become something of a standard of transportation for those who have the money to buy lux and the kids to take advantage of the rear-seat legroom.

An Alternative Electric Vehicle

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 02, 2016 at 5:04 AM

Imagine an electric vehicle that has a readily swappable lithium battery pack, a vehicle made with a composite structure so that it is comparatively lightweight and maneuverable, one that can be fully charged in about an hour.

Peugeot and Multi-Modal

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 01, 2016 at 5:50 AM

Although there is a lot of discussion about multi-modal mobility solutions, and even though companies including Ford and Mercedes have shown branded bicycles as transportation alternatives, let’s face it: when it comes to 21st century transportation, it is pretty much the car/crossover/pickup that is the focus of attention.

Smoke and Mirrors

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 31, 2016 at 5:09 AM

When you think of complex, highly technical devices that you use every day in your car—in fact, possibly as much as three to 10 times per minute—you probably don’t think of your rearview mirror.