Automotive Engineering

The Return of Retro: Zero Labs’ Bronco EV & VW’s ID. BUGGY

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 19, 2019 at 10:33 AM

“I am proud to say, after three years and thousands of hours in development, we have created a meaningful production vehicle so unique that one look is all it takes to forever change the way we separate the relationship between our past and our future.”

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Automotive Chassis

Aston Martin: Past Is Prologue

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 19, 2019 at 6:04 AM

Aston Martin cars finished 1-2 in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans (with, interestingly enough, Caroll Shelby being one of the two drivers in the winning car), something that the company is celebrating 60 years later with the DBS 59, a variation of the DBS Superleggera.

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Automotive Engineering

Lincoln Corsair Takes Flight

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 17, 2019 at 6:34 AM

“We wanted to create a dramatic, youthful Lincoln with terrific harmony.” And with the Corsair, they’ve accomplished what they set out to do.

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Automotive Electronics

A $2-trillion EV Market in 2040?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 16, 2019 at 6:18 AM

Researchers at Accenture Strategy have calculated that by 2040 the EV market will be in excess of $2-trillion in North America and Europe.

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Automotive Management

Mazda’s Masahiro Moro Talks Mazda in North America

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 15, 2019 at 5:57 AM

Masahiro Moro is the chairman and CEO of Mazda North American Operations, as well as the senior managing executive officer for Oversight of Operations in North America.

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Automotive Body

A Professional Grade Bed for the GMC Sierra

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 12, 2019 at 6:58 AM

Staying with yesterday’s carbon fiber theme. . .GMC has announced that the Sierra Denali 1500 and the Sierra AT4 1500 will be available in early June (in limited numbers, initially, with wider availability next year) with a carbon fiber bed.

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Automotive Interiors

2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 12, 2019 at 6:33 AM

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport is quite simply the most “Cadillac” Cadillac available today.

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Automotive LIghtweighting

Carbon Fiber and Recycling

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 11, 2019 at 6:00 AM

One of the key drivers for the use of carbon fiber composites is that the materials are both strong and light.

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Automotive Design

Toyota Highlander Alluding Through Illusion

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 09, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Nowadays it isn’t enough to have an all-new vehicle under a sheet at an auto show and at the appropriate moment—hey presto!—there it is, the new whatever.

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Autonomous Vehicle for the Factory

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 09, 2019 at 6:49 AM

Although this may not seem like much, it is actually an advanced, sensor-equipped, artificial intelligence running. . . autonomous vehicle (AV): However, this development, the MiR1000 is designed for use in factories, not on limited-access highways.

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Automotive Supply Side

About Blackmore and Its Approach to Lidar

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 08, 2019 at 3:56 PM

Stephen Crouch spent some time at Delphi in the earlier part of this decade (pre-spinning off of the company now known as “Aptiv”) as a radar systems engineer where he worked on such things as signal processing algorithms.

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Automotive Electronics

Tesla, China and Sandy Munro

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 08, 2019 at 6:41 AM

Last week, in explaining its Q1 performance, Tesla indicated: “Deliveries were approximately 63,000 vehicles, which was 110% more than the same quarter last year, but 31% less than last quarter.

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