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Automotive Retail: It’s Not All Balloons & Sellathons

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 17, 2018 at 6:26 AM

According to the National Automobile Dealers Association’s senior economist Patrick Manzi, “We’re forecasting sales of 16.8-million new cars and light trucks in 2019.

Using Simulation Software to Optimize Automotive Lightweighting

Sponsored - October 26, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Automotive manufacturers are meeting CAFE fuel-efficiency standards through lightweighting, which requires simulation software for design engineers.

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Biermann Heading Hyundai Motor Group R&D

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 12, 2018 at 8:43 AM

Albert Biermann had been vice president of Engineering for BMW M; in the spring of 2015 he joined the Hyundai Group, where he headed Vehicle Test and High Performance Development.

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VW Opens Additive Center

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 11, 2018 at 8:36 AM

Volkswagen is further showing its commitment to the promise of additive technology for production operations by the opening today of a 3,100-square meter center in Wolfsburg that is dedicated to the technology.

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Automotive Powertrain

Questioning the Electric Vehicle Orthodoxy

December 17, 2018 - Christopher A. Sawyer

According to “experts,” it’s all over for the internal combustion engine. Apparently, they haven’t been paying attention to what’s been happening behind the headlines.

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Feature Additive for Production

December 17, 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash

Putting lasers to work melting alloys for the additive production of parts.

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Feature Aerogels: Moving from Outer to Inner Space

December 17, 2018 - Christopher A. Sawyer

A new generation of cross-linked polymer aerogels could revolutionize interiors.

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Renault Urges Nissan Shareholder Meeting on Ghosn Crisis

Renault SA has asked Nissan Motor Co. to convene a general shareholder meeting as soon as possible to discuss indictments against the Japanese carmaker and the future of two Nissan board members appointed by Renault.