The Business and Execution of Auto Show Business

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 20, 2018 at 6:23 AM

One of the most astonishing automotive reveals I’ve ever had the opportunity to witness was in New York inside Pier 92/94 on the Hudson River on the night of April 11, 2017, when literally hundreds of people were in the darkened structure watching the countdown clock as it ticked toward the release of the 840-hp 2018 Dodge Demon from a structure that appeared like something that was constructed to contain a ravaging beast from the future.

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Zanardi’s BMW M4 DTM

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 17, 2018 at 6:51 AM

One of the all-time best—and nicest (based on having had the pleasure of meeting and talking with him some years ago, when he was running in the CART series: he won the championship in both ’97 and ‘98)—racing drivers is Alex Zanardi.

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Automotive Design

INFINTI QX50: Notable But Unexpected Feature

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 16, 2018 at 8:52 AM

One of the more notable aspects of the new INFINITI QX50 isn’t what you think.

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Automotive Chassis

The Structural Excellence of the 2019 Acura RDX

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 15, 2018 at 5:07 AM

The 2019 Acura RDX has received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+, and the structural soundness of the vehicle went a long way to achieving that.

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Automotive Electronics

DeepMap and Creating Maps for the Autonomous Vehicle

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 14, 2018 at 9:17 AM

When you think of developing maps for automated vehicles, you might think along the lines of something that you see on your phone, on a screen centered in your IP or something from Garmin.

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Automotive Production

Ford Valencia Workers Making Better Moves

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 13, 2018 at 6:01 AM

The use of sensors in the auto industry is not just related to the development of ADAS systems.

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Automotive Production

Ten Million Ponies: Mustang’s Milestone

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 09, 2018 at 1:35 PM

Yesterday Ford marked the production of the 10-millionth Mustang, the legendary pony car that gave rise to the term “pony car” since the vehicle was introduced in 1964.

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Automotive Electronics

2018 Mazda6 Signature

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 09, 2018 at 6:38 AM

When the 2014 Mazda6 was launched, the company proclaimed, “Design ingenuity is mysteriously absent among non-luxury mid-size sedans.

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Sponsored Content

Process Engineering for an Automated Turning Cell

August 08, 2018 at 3:52 PM

How does the average shop go about doing all the process engineering to make sure they get the best return on an automated turning center? Murata Machinery USA, makers of Muratec automated twin-spindle turning centers, breaks it down.

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Automotive Electronics

Hyundai Mobis Doubles Up for Autonomous Steering

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 08, 2018 at 6:06 AM

While there is considerable attention on the development of things like cost-effective and compact LiDAR and camera and optical sensors for autonomous driving, there are some other portions of a vehicle that need to be addressed for safe, reliable driving with no hands, like the steering system.

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Automotive LIghtweighting

Rimac C_2 Tour de Force

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 07, 2018 at 6:35 AM

The high-performance Genovation GXE got us to thinking about other cars with what can be described only as exotic technology and brought to mind the Rimac C_2 which was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this year by Rimic Automobili, which is located in Croatia.

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Automotive Management

Hydrogen, Autonomous Vehicles and a Whole Lot More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 06, 2018 at 6:52 AM

During the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) in Traverse City last week there were a number of presentations about electrified vehicles.

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