Researching the Automotive Future at CSRC

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 13, 2019 at 6:14 AM

These Toyota researchers are working to make driving,  being a passenger in an autonomous vehicle, bicycling, and even walking safer.

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Automotive Electronics

The Volvo-Uber Production XC90

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 12, 2019 at 9:34 AM

Think of Uber and Volvo getting readier for prime time in the autonmous vehicle space.

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Automotive Supply Side

Bosch Locates AVs with Precision

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 12, 2019 at 6:56 AM

It goes without saying that an autonomous vehicle really needs to “know” where it is at any given time during its travels.

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Automotive Design

Designing for Dollars?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 11, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Andreas Thurner, formerly of BMW Group design, has been named vice president of Global Design and Architecture within Karma Design, a new business unit.

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Automotive Engineering

Students Driving Autonomous Tech Forward

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 10, 2019 at 6:28 AM

This is where the future of autonomous vehicle engineering is going to come from.

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Automotive Production

BMW Opens Plant in Mexico

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 07, 2019 at 6:38 AM

BMW has officially opened a production plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, where it is manufacturing the “brand’s most successful model series: the BMW 3 Series Sedan.” 

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Automotive Materials

Clever Structural Engineering for EV Motorcycle

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 06, 2019 at 6:18 AM

Although the Vector is an innovative, electric, high-performance café racer, it also happens to be extraordinarily well-designed.

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Michelin Going Automated and Electric for Logistics

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 05, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Michelin is implementing a new approach for transporting goods within and between some of its faciliites in France: using autonomous, electric vehicles.

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Automotive Production

The Absurdity of Section 232

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 05, 2019 at 11:59 AM

As everyone who works in the auto industry knows, there is a comprehensive global network that is instrumental to the way it now operates.

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Automotive Chassis

2019 Mazda3 Sedan Premium FWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 05, 2019 at 6:17 AM

As Mazda pivots to “premium,” it is doing more than just talking about it, as the new Mazda3 proves.

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Automotive Materials

Tires Can Advance Autonomy

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 04, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Say a few years from now you’re riding in an autonomous vehicle and it gets a flat. Are you going to change it?

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Automotive Engineering

Yanfeng Driving Tech Advances

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 03, 2019 at 6:20 AM

Traditionally, the auto industry has been slow to change. The reason, of course, is that OEMs want to make sure that whatever changes are made are, in effect, bullet-proof.

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