2017 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro tiptronic

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 07, 2016 at 6:28 AM

Here’s something important to know about the 2017 Audi Q7 as it is a vehicle that seats seven and, consequently, is likely to carry passengers: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded it with the Top Safety Pick+ designation, which is the highest possible rating from IIHS for 2016.

Beer, Data & Big Rigs

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 06, 2016 at 6:02 AM

A few weeks ago, a self-driving semi carrying 50,000 cans of Budweiser traveled 100 miles, from a weight station in Fort Collins, Colorado, to a depot in Colorado Springs.

2016 Audi TTS

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 02, 2016 at 6:10 AM

Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer who is well known in the design community for his 10 principles of good design.


By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 29, 2016 at 5:24 AM

Another data point pointing to the interest in China for SUVs—as well as for advanced technology vehicles—is the announcement by GKN Driveline that it is supplying its electric axle drive system, which it calls “eAxle,” for deployment in a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW X1 for the Chinese market.

Bosch and ABS for Bikes

- November 28, 2016 at 5:56 AM

When it comes to motorcycles, the U.S. is far from being the dominant producer.

The Chinese Love SUVs

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 24, 2016 at 5:09 AM

On the occasion of the 2016 Guangzhou Motor Show, which runs through November 27, Namrita Chow, a principal analyst at IHS Markit, provided some insight into where the Chinese auto market is, and where it is going.

Honda and Off-Road Intelligence

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 23, 2016 at 5:19 AM

“Intelligent” all-wheel or four-wheel drive systems are proliferating in vehicles nowadays. (Although “proper” four-wheel-drive systems generally have a transfer case and are deliberately engaged, the terminology is getting pretty fuzzy.) And dual-clutch transmissions (DCTs) are being used more, now that the software has worked the jerkiness out of them.

VW, the Future & the End of “Conventional” Jobs

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 22, 2016 at 6:41 AM

"In order to become a global provider of sustainable mobility, we are pressing ahead with future projects such as electromobility, digital connectivity and new mobility services, equipped with the necessary resolve and financing.