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A Lesson from Le Mans

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 21, 2018 at 6:58 AM

“I wouldn’t say we had the speed to win but we had the team to win.”

Five Ways to Embrace Continuous Learning at a Trade Show

Sponsored - February 14, 2018 at 6:00 AM

The educational benefits of trade shows and conferences can be endless, but they require a little extra effort and planning. Here's how to embrace continuous learning and get the most out of your trade show experience.

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Ford and Better Things

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 19, 2018 at 9:35 AM

The quote projected on the front of that dilapidated building in the Corktown District of Detroit—a district so named because of the immigrants who settled there from County Cork, Ireland, driven from their homeland by the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s—is the motto of the City of Detroit: “We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.” It was written by Father Gabriel Richard, who immigrated from France to the U.S. in 1792, and who came to Detroit in 1798.

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Magna Forms Joint Ventures in China

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 18, 2018 at 12:37 PM

Another indicator of the way the automotive landscape is changing with new players and new partners came out of Shanghai today, as global supplier Magna International announced that it is forming two new joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. (BJEV), a subsidiary of the state-owned automotive group BAIC, for (1) engineering and (2) manufacturing electric vehicles.

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Better Braking—By Wire

June 21, 2018 - Christopher A. Sawyer

Brake-by-wire systems not only eliminate mechanical brake actuation, they can even greatly enhance a vehicle’s dynamic performance.

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AAH #424: Ford's Transit Gets Hit By a Bolt of Lightning. Special Guest: Tim Reeser, CEO, Lightning Systems. NEWS: Lightning Systems and the Ford Transit EV; Doctor Data; FCA’s Business Plan: Kind of What We Expected; Tesla Faces Reality (Layoffs); The Consequences of Tariffs. PANEL: Todd Lassa, Automobile; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Feature Steel and Impacts on the Environment

June 21, 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash

According to the U.S. EPA, “Gases with a higher GWP [global warming potential] absorb more energy, per pound, than gases with a lower GWP, and thus contribute more to warming Earth.” The people at the SMDI want you to know that over its entire lifecycle, steel has a lot less GWP than aluminum. 

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Feature Better Braking—By Wire

June 21, 2018 - Christopher A. Sawyer

Brake-by-wire systems not only eliminate mechanical brake actuation, they can even greatly enhance a vehicle’s dynamic performance.

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Report: German Carmakers Favor Dropping EU Tariffs on U.S. Cars

Germany’s carmakers support an end to the EU’s 10% import tax on cars if lifting that tariff would end President Donald Trump’s threat to slap a 25% duty on foreign cars, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.