Ford Behind the Numbers

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 08, 2017 at 5:57 AM

Last week, as you undoubtedly know, the industry announced its April sales results.

Automotive Production

Economy Comes to Carbon Fiber Parts (?)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 05, 2017 at 6:35 AM

Have economies of scale come to the production of automotive parts with carbon fiber materials?

Automotive Engineering

Does the “S” Stand for “Spa”?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 04, 2017 at 6:34 AM

When Mercedes unveiled the new S-Class in Shanghai last month, there was, understandably, a lot of attention paid to such things as its 48-volt integrated starter alternator, electric booster compressor, and getting-closer-to-autonomous DISTRONIC Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist.

Automotive Design

Lambo Designs to Get Dirty?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 03, 2017 at 6:33 AM

To participate in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series of races that are held in Europe, Asia, America, and the Middle East, you’ve got to be behind the wheel of, what else?, a Lambo.

Success Doesn’t Always Succeed

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 02, 2017 at 6:32 AM

While one of the metrics in the industry is the amount of metal moved—as in cars sold or leased—with the bigger numbers indicating success, that’s not always the case, as three top managers of PSA Group in Germany found out last week, according to Automobilwoche.

Automotive Engineering

Art, Automotive & Executives

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 01, 2017 at 5:58 AM

Although Don Tocco, founder and president of D.L.

Automotive Electronics

Why Twizy Can Make Sense

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 28, 2017 at 6:52 AM

Last week Renault announced its support of Groupama Team France, a team that is competing in the 35th America’s Cup, by providing the team with 10 Twizy electric vehicles, which will be used by the team in Bermuda, where it has set up base.

Porsche and Microsoft Partner for. . .

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 27, 2017 at 6:52 AM

What comes to mind when you read: Porsche and Microsoft have entered into a six-year partnership?

Automotive Electronics

Nissan Leaf and the Challenge of Distance

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 26, 2017 at 6:00 AM

According to Google, the distance between Boston and Washington, DC, is 439.6 miles via I-95 and that it would take 7 hours and 40 minutes to drive.

Automotive Powertrain

Shelby Mustang: A Few Colors More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 25, 2017 at 6:59 AM

You may be surprised to learn of how many 2017 Mustangs are on offer.

Automotive Engineering

All About the Buick Enclave—and Then Some

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 24, 2017 at 6:56 AM

One of the hottest vehicle segments right now—and for the foreseeable future—is the midsize crossover, and within that category, the premium/luxury subset, with vehicles like the Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60 and Lincoln MKX, is doing particularly well.

Digital Domain

Surf’s Up!, computationally speaking

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 21, 2017 at 6:18 AM

The accompanying image is not an automotive product: Yet it is something that can transport a person at speeds of up to 50 mph.