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2018 Nissan Kicks

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 15, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Think, for a moment, about the nomenclature of Nissan products.

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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Hyundai Going Forward In a Number of Ways

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 12, 2018 at 6:05 AM

On the morning of November 8, Mike O’Brien, vice president, Corporate, Product and Digital Planning at Hyundai Motor America, took the wraps off what will be the flagship SUV in the company’s lineup, the three-row Palisade.

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What Lightweighting Technologies Are Making CAFE Standards Attainable?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 09, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Technologies like microcellular injection molding and 3D printing have increased the lightweighting options available to manufacturers, but how do design engineers adjust?

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Automotive Powertrain

Questioning the Electric Vehicle Orthodoxy

November 15, 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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AAH #441 - Hyundai: N Here We Go! SPECIAL GUEST: Mike O’Brien, VP, Hyundai Motor America. NEWS: Hyundai: Learning more about N; Doctor Data; Is it Cheaper to use Lyft than it is to own a car? Cadillac Pauses Book. Will Subscriptions Work? Toyota’s Pending Product Trim. Is “Full-Line” Irrelevant? Trump Tariffs: Will they kill the European market? PANEL: Greg Migliore,; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; John McElroy,

Feature Euro Consortium Developing Better Laser Surfacing

The objective of ultraSURFACE is to develop equipment that will reduce surface processing time to a tenth of conventional approaches—and costs by half.

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Feature Larry Burns & the Creation of the Future of Transportation

November 15, 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash

You would think that a guy who retired from GM after 40 years would kick back in a cottage in northern Michigan or elsewhere. But not Larry Burns. Just as when he was running R&D at GM, he continues, now as an adviser to Waymo, to transform transportation.

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Uber Loses $1.1 Billion in Third Quarter

Uber Technologies Inc. reports it lost $1.1 billion in July-September, up 20% from the previous quarter but down 27% from the third quarter of 2017.