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Sixth-Gen Silverado Gets a Four (!)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 19, 2018 at 6:58 AM

What is undoubtedly the most remarkable moves in the Detroit Three pickup truck battle has been made by Chevrolet with its announcement that it is offering a 2.7-liter, 310-hp/348 lb-ft turbocharged engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard on its high-volume LT and RST trim packages—and it so happens that not only does the engine have Active Fuel Management for cylinder deactivation and start/stop technology to better manage the fuel burned, but that 2.7-liter engine has just four cylinders.

Global Supply of Automotive Fasteners from a Single Source

Sponsored - March 29, 2018 at 10:18 AM

PennEngineering offers a global supply for a wide range of fasteners for the automotive industry, including China-based facilities that manufacture standard and custom products to world-class standards of quality at lower cost.

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Boxes, Robots and Debris: Three Things

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 16, 2018 at 6:41 AM

No, these aren’t cars.

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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 15, 2018 at 6:54 AM

“As with the XF sedan, every line on the Sportbrake serves a clear purpose, creating a fast sweeping silhouette.”

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The Volvo XC40: A New SUV for a New Generation

May 19, 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash

Volvo Cars has been through a lot of changes in the past 20 years. And lately, it has been driving many changes based on its SPA and now CMA vehicle architectures.

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AAH #421: The Amazing World of 3D Printing. Special Guest: Jon Walker, Area Sales Manager, EOS North America. NEWS: Straight Talk On The Future of 3D Printing; Doctor Data; The Politics of Auto: The Detroit 3 Go to Washington; Gas Prices Inflate: Will Iran Result in Reduced Summer Driving? Executive Churn at Tesla: Much Ado About Nothing? PANEL: - Gary Vasilash, AD&P - Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET - Joe White, Reuters - Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit

Feature Simulating Long-Fiber Composites

May 19, 2018 - Lawrence S. Gould

Long carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics may get increased use thanks to simulation capabilities.

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Feature Chasing the Light: On the Matter of Mass Reduction

May 19, 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash

Automakers the world over are reducing vehicular mass, whether they’re making supercars that cost hundreds of thousands or pickup trucks that sell in the hundreds of thousands. Here’s a look.

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German High Court Affirms Cities’ Rights to Ban Diesels Immediately

Germany’s top administrative court confirmed earlier today that the country’s cities may immediately begin to ban older diesels in an effort to improve air quality.