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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.

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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Otonomo Makes Driver Info Anonymous

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 08, 2018 at 6:42 AM

Although people like the ability to be connected when they’re driving their vehicles, what they probably don’t know—and what they probably wouldn’t like at all—is the fact that there is a whole lot of information about them that is capable of being obtained through that connectivity.

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Is the Opposed-Piston Engine Becoming More Real?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 07, 2018 at 1:28 PM

Achates Power has been working on its opposed-piston engine technology—which it claims is more cost effective than a traditional engine (thanks, in part, to the elimination of such things as a cylinder head and valve train), easier to produce, and potentially “approximately 50% more efficient than today’s gasoline engines” (the Achates engine runs on gasoline, diesel, natural gas. . .)—since 2004.

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Questioning the Electric Vehicle Orthodoxy

November 12, 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 12, 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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Car Market in India Hit by High Court Rulings

India’s new-car market is being hurt by Supreme Court rulings that have tightened regulations on vehicle emissions and owner’s insurance, The Nikkei reports.