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Aston Martin Lagonda’s Second Plant

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 13, 2018 at 6:58 AM

Although this may be a rather déclassé observation, the people at Aston Martin Lagonda are certainly not fooling around, as the company has announced that the work on the St Athan production facility in Wales, where the company’s 2020 DBX sport utility vehicle will go into production starting in 2019, is nearing production readiness.

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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What Lightweighting Technologies Are Making CAFE Standards Attainable?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 09, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Technologies like microcellular injection molding and 3D printing have increased the lightweighting options available to manufacturers, but how do design engineers adjust?

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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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Questioning the Electric Vehicle Orthodoxy

November 13, 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 13, 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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No White House Decision on Car Tariffs

A Trump administration decision on import tariffs for cars and components awaits further revisions to a U.S. Dept. of Commerce analysis of their merit.