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The Genovation GXE: >220 mph and Street Legal

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 23, 2018 at 6:26 AM

A 2019 Corvette Grand Sport has a starting price on the order of $66,950.

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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Switching to Automated Turning: A Cost Analysis

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 19, 2018 at 8:39 AM

It may seem like buying a cheaper standalone machine tool saves money, but when it comes to high-volume turned parts, automated solutions can be substantially less expensive overall. Here’s the math.

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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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Better Braking—By Wire

July 23, 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 #428: Genovation GXE: The World’s Fastest Electric Corvette. SPECIAL GUEST: Andrew Saul, CEO, Genovation. In-Studio: Electric Corvette. News: Genovation GXE; Doctor Data; Auto Alliance doesn’t want tariffs. Will the Administration listen to 12 car companies? BMW’s ReachNow car sharing service adds ride hailing in Seattle. The uber Uber? Model 3’s 30% margin. Is Elon smarter than even he thinks? Nissan’s UK plant builds 1-millionth Juke. Does that prove consumers’ tastes aren’t global? PANEL: Greg Migliore,; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; John McElroy,

Feature Constellium Advances Aluminum Structures

July 23, 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 23, 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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Marchionne Replaced as CEO at FCA

Sergio Marchionne has been replaced as CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV after serious complications while recovering from shoulder surgery. Mike Manley, who heads the company’s Jeep and Ram brands, has been named permanent CEO.