Automotive Design

This zone includes interviews with top designers, information on software and design tools as well as design strategies used by automakers and automotive suppliers.

The Volkswagen Wedge

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 03, 2016 at 5:00 AM

At a car show being held this week in Bremen, Germany, the Autostadt, the Volkswagen Group automotive theme park, museum and delivery center in Wolfsburg (2.42- million visitors were there in 2015, which just goes to show you how important automobiles are in Europe), is having an exhibit of “wedge-shaped” cars.

2017 Hyundai Elantra & the State of the Industry

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

Although, as Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, explains, crossovers are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. market, the compact segment is something that cannot be overlooked nor underestimated.

2016 Prius: The Fourth Generation

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 29, 2016 at 12:09 PM

The little car that could still can. And this time as a car that not only gets great fuel economy, but which has ride and handling that makes it more than an econo-box (and its styling is anything but boxy).

Ducati Performance

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 29, 2016 at 5:00 AM

Back in 2012 Audi bought Italian motorcycle manufacturer extraordinaire Ducati for €860-million which, at the time, probably seemed like a good idea.

Behind the Chevrolet Bolt

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 25, 2016 at 5:15 AM

There are some cars that are simply profoundly important than others, and when it comes to cars introduced of late, the Chevrolet Bolt is certainly one of those particularly notable cars.

Alternative Electric Mobility

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 13, 2016 at 5:00 AM

Last week at CES, there was plenty of automotive/electric/advanced tech buzz around such things as the Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept and the product Chevrolet Bolt.