Creating the 2016 Nissan Titan XD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 07, 2015 at 4:50 AM

In some regards, this might be called a “tweener,” except for the fact that that word doesn’t really connote something that is 24.7-inches long, weighs 7,480 pounds, and has a 310-hp, 550-lb. ft. torque Cummins 5.0-liter V8 turbodiesel under its hood.

Making IndyCars Safer

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 02, 2015 at 5:17 AM

Although the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season is over (Scott Dixon won the championship in a Chevy), work is underway on preparing cars for the 2016 season.

VW and CAE

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 30, 2015 at 5:17 AM

In case you’re wondering what Volkswagen has come up with to address the emissions issues with its 1.6-liter EA 189 diesel engines, at least for non-U.S. markets (this has been presented to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, which has ratified the approach), here is the physical part of the fix: That’s a “flow straightener” or “flow transformer.” It is positioned directly in front of the air mass sensor.

Black Friday

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 27, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Today, here in the United States, it is “Black Friday.” This has nothing to do with the horrible day two weeks ago in Paris.

Holiday Tips

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 26, 2015 at 5:51 AM

Although the holiday season is meant to be a time of joy as we visit with family and friends, some of whom are distant and so require a road trip in order to see them, it is also the case that there can be considerable levels of stress and consequent ill-manners associated with said travel.

Lighten Up

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 25, 2015 at 5:34 AM

This is the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster: We’re running that picture not only because it is. . . well just look at it.

A Mighty Wind at GM

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 24, 2015 at 5:01 AM

Wind tunnel testing is absolutely essential for creating cars and trucks that are sufficiently slippery to cut through the air with efficiency for improved fuel efficiency.