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VW Putting Chargers in Factory Parking Lots

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 23, 2019 at 6:00 AM

If you want people to drive electric vehicles, you have to make availability of recharging convenient

Attacking Non-Cutting Time in Production Turning

Sponsored - July 24, 2019 at 11:07 AM

As turning processes get more efficient the best target to further reduce cost is by increasing spindle utilization. Fast automated part handling systems can reap big returns by keeping turning centers in the cut more of the time, and for more hours a day.

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Porsche Invests in Sensor Startup

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 21, 2019

Still another sensor technology for ADAS and automated driving. . .

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What’s In a Name?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 20, 2019

Well, one might assume there is a little meaning in there.

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AAH #475 - SEMA, Tesla & Baking Up A New Generation of Gearheads SPECIAL GUEST: John Waraniak, VP, Vehicle Technology, SEMA TOPICS: SEMA & The Woodward Dream Cruise; Doctor Data; Tesla: The Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow; Dodge: What’s the Secret? PANEL: Henry Payne, The Detroit News; John McElroy,; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

Feature Exploring the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid

August 23, 2019 - Gary S. Vasilash

When the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer was being developed, the decision was made to provide a hybrid version of the midsize utility. Given the demands of customers for what a vehicle like the Explorer is supposed to do, Ford engineers worked to develop a new hybrid system. Here’s a look.

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Feature Hyundai Palisade Brings the Space

August 23, 2019 - Gary S. Vasilash

The challenge is easy to state but the execution is hard to pull off: Create an all-new midsize sport utility that can more than hold its own against well-established competitors like the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, and new ones like the Subaru Ascent and the Volkswagen Atlas. Introducing the Palisade.

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China Unveils New Tariffs, Trump to Retaliate

China says it will begin in September to phase in new tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. imports.