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Bosch Improves Economics for Autonomous Air Taxis

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 21, 2019 at 8:37 AM

MEMs sensors developed for automotive applications just might make air taxis possible thanks to the affordability provided by scale. Bosch is addressing this advance.

Cadillac’s Andrew Smith on Design

By: Gary S. Vasilash - Sponsored - May 03, 2019 at 1:11 PM

“A Cadillac wants to be a simple, memorable statement,” says Andrew Smith of the brand he leads design for. And another characteristic: “Americanness.”

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Steel the One

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 20, 2019 at 6:04 AM

Last week the Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) conference was held in suburban Detroit.

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Ford and Continuous Improvement for Hybrids

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 17, 2019 at 1:21 PM

Ford is no stranger to hybrids. Yet all things considered, it hasn’t seemed to be that engaged. And that’s changing in a big way.

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Cadillac’s Andrew Smith on Design

May 21, 2019 - Gary S. Vasilash

“A Cadillac wants to be a simple, memorable statement,” says Andrew Smith of the brand he leads design for. And another characteristic: “Americanness.”

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AAH #464: Why The Car of the Future Will Still Be Made from Steel. SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Jody Hall, Vice President, Automotive Market, Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) TOPICS: Stronger with Steel: SMDI; Name Recognition: Dave who? Best-selling Hybrid Passenger car in U.S.; Adaptive Cruise Control and Manual Transmissions; Will Nissan need another Carlos Ghosn to take care of its seeming collapse? Is Rimac more amazing than Rivian? PANEL: Drew Winter, WardsAuto.com; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Feature Designing the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

May 21, 2019 - Gary S. Vasilash

When you’re going to have your fastest street-legal car, you’re making sure that it looks the part—and then some.

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Feature Does Simulation Totally Replace Physical Prototypes?

May 21, 2019 - Lawrence S. Gould

The reports of the death of physical models are greatly exaggerated. Digital artifacts and simulation do not replace physical models in all cases.

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Report: Daimler Targets 20% Cut in Administrative Costs

Ola Kallenius, who will take over as CEO of Daimler AG on May 22 when Dieter Zetsche retires, aims to slash the company’s central administrative costs by 20%, sources tell Handelsblatt.