Toyota: Collaborate or . . . .

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 20, 2016 at 5:19 AM

The number of auto companies that carry a family name and still have people of that name in important positions are Ford, Toyota and. . . ? Suzuki.

2016 Toyota RAV4 SE AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 19, 2016 at 5:49 AM

Light vehicle sales in Russia have been rather weak for the past several months, given all manner of issues ranging from a weak currency to the significant drop in oil prices.

Bentley Wear

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 14, 2016 at 5:47 AM

So far this year in the U.S. Bentley has delivered a total 1,475 vehicles.

Advancing Autonomy: The Winners

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 13, 2016 at 5:03 AM

Last night at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan, Automotive Design & Production and AutoBeat Daily presented the first-ever awards for Automobility to five organizations that are at the forefront of advancing the technologies associated with autonomous driving and mobility.

2016 Nissan TITAN XD 4 x 4

- October 11, 2016 at 5:26 AM

Whenever I’d walk toward the Titan XD in a parking lot, the phrase from the 2010 Warner Brothers’ movie “Clash of the Titans” came to mind: “Release the Kraken!” To be sure, much of that came directly from the name of the half-ton pickup truck.

The Mild Hybrid Approach

- October 10, 2016 at 5:33 AM

It’s the case of on the one hand and on the other: OEMs want to achieve improved fuel efficiency yet they also want to keep costs down.

Crash Testing to the Max

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 07, 2016 at 5:12 AM

This, obviously, is not a car: Photo: Sandia National Laboratories But as the auto industry has to conduct physical testing of its products on a regular basis, it might be encouraging to those who conduct the tests that their colleagues in other fields do the same.