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Considering Clarity

The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the third of the Clarity models to be launched. Not only is it a highly competitive hybrid in its own right, but it also is part of a clever strategy being deployed by Honda to achieve economies of scale in electrified vehicles.

January 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash , Editor-in-Chief

Mcity and the Drive Toward Autonomy

Huei Peng is no stranger to automating vehicles. Now he’s directing one of the places that are advancing the capability to realize self-driving cars.

January 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash , Editor-in-Chief

Speeding Production with Digital Tooling

More than product specs for the cloud crowd, this approach to machining setup can massively accelerate things—both the planning and the operation.

January 2018 - Ray Chalmers , Contributing Editor

Taro Ueda and Designing for Today

When he was growing up, the car was a “dream product.” But today Taro Ueda and his team at Nissan Design America are facing people who are not as interested in sheet metal as they are in what’s on the screens of their smartphones. Ueda understands that. And he’s working to make sure Nissan design stays relevant.

January 2018 - Gary S. Vasilash , Editor-in-Chief

What Are Digital Twins and Digital Threads?

The new terms “digital twin” and “digital thread” refer to well-known data management issues. However, they also emphasize new incentives, capabilities and challenges.

January 2018 - Lawrence S. Gould , Contributing Editor