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Groupe Renault Globally

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 20, 2018 at 6:16 AM

A compelling reason why a major automaker has to have a global footprint can be discerned in the results for the first half of 2018 achieved by Groupe Renault.

When Automated Production Turning is the Low-Cost Option

Sponsored - June 27, 2018 at 8:51 AM

For the right parts, or families of parts, an automated CNC turning cell is simply the least expensive way to produce high-quality parts. Here’s why.

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Aston Martin Has Wings

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 19, 2018 at 6:35 AM

While the various developmental activities that OEMs are pursuing in the areas of autonomy and electrification are widely known, there is another undertaking a handful of other OEMs that is getting less visibility yet which has the potential of making a big difference in transport, at least for the well-heeled, those for whom even developing autonomous vehicles would be an insufficient solution.

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McLaren Senna: Remarkable Numbers

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 18, 2018 at 3:52 PM

This is the first McLaren Senna delivered in North America, a car that was delivered to Michael Fux, who is described as an “entrepreneur, philanthropist and renowned car collector known for his eclectic taste”: The car’s emerald green body color is actually called “Fux Green” by McLaren Special Operations, which provided bespoke options on the vehicle for Mr.

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Better Braking—By Wire

July 20, 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 #427: The Last Panhard and the Genesis of Genesis. Special Guest: Ken Nelson, Orphan Car Collector. NEWS: Panhard Dyna Z16; Doctor Data; Hyundai’s Luxury Brand: Genesis; What will the effects of tariffs be on the industry? Volvo Launches M: Why is it taking on Uber? Why are scooter companies attracting such huge investments? PANEL: Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; John McElroy,

Feature Constellium Advances Aluminum Structures

July 20, 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash

As designers and engineers look for weight reduction and design flexibility, aluminum can be an option. And this company can provide it for structural applications.

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Feature Preparing for Artificial Intelligence

July 20, 2018 - Lawrence S. Gould

AI will usher in new jobs, according to a book from the consulting firm Accenture. It’s a quick and worthwhile read.  

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White House Finalizing Proposed Fuel Economy Freeze

The Trump administration may announce a plan that would freeze U.S. emission standards at 2020 levels as early as next week, according to media reports.