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Networking Drives the Automotive Industry Forward

July 12, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Networking goes beyond building professional relationships. It provides a unique educational opportunity you can’t find anywhere else. Learn how to maximize your networking efforts at industry events.

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Automotive Production

Technology and Nature

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 12, 2018 at 8:39 AM

Mazda operates two major assembly complexes in Japan: the Ujina 1 and 2 plants in Hiroshima, where they build CX-3, CX-5, CX-9, and Miata models, as well as engines, with a 569,000 annual unit capacity; Hofu 1 and 2 in Hofu, which have a 416,000 capacity, and where the Mazda3, Mazda2, CX-3, Mazda6, and transmissions are produced.

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Automotive Electronics

Confidence in Autonomous: Car eWallet

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 11, 2018 at 9:59 AM

While you probably haven’t thought about how fully autonomous cars will pay road or bridge tolls or paying for an electric charge (assuming, of course, that these autonomous cars are fully electrified), ZF has for more than a year now, and in January 2017 showed off its open automotive transaction platform, Car eWallet.

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Automotive Electronics

Can You Drive an EV in the Rain?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 11, 2018 at 7:34 AM

Although there is a veritable fleet of electric vehicles coming on the global market within the next few years, it seems that if the results of research in the United Kingdom track in any way with the rest of the world then the OEMs are in for a whole lot of electric vehicles sitting unsold in dealer lots.

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Automotive Electronics

Hyundai and Baidu Sign MOU

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 10, 2018 at 9:05 AM

Baidu is a China-based tech company that is regularly referred to as the “Google of China,” given that it has a hugely popular search engine site and is doing a wide range of work that focuses on artificial intelligence for a variety of application, as well as working on autonomous vehicles.

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Automotive Chassis

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 09, 2018 at 7:14 AM

There are two ways to consider the Chevy Bolt. One is the car. The other is the environment it exists in.

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Automotive Design

Kant Meets Mercedes

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 05, 2018 at 9:26 AM

“The interior of every automobile will become hugely more important in the future, evolving into the ‘third place,’ alongside the ‘home,’ and the ‘office.’”

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Automotive Supply Side

OSRAM and Continental Launch JV

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 03, 2018 at 12:42 PM

As vehicle lighting has been taking on a great level of aesthetic importance over the past several years—thanks, arguably, in large part to Audi, which introduced LED lights on the R8—there is a growing technical importance to them, as well, which has led to the launch of a new joint-venture firm, OSRAM Continental GmbH, which officially went into operation today.

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Automotive Design

2018 Cadillac CT6 Platinum AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 03, 2018 at 6:04 AM

While music is certainly associated with cars, I must admit that I’ve never had the experience of driving a Little Deuce Coupe, and while I’ve driven a red Corvette, I didn’t find it to be in the least bit little.

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Automotive Production

Tesla Doubles Model 3 Production in Q2 (yawn)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 02, 2018 at 11:21 AM

As you can see, these people look pretty darned happy: They’re Tesla workers. They just finished up production of vehicles in Q2 this morning.

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Global Strategy for Supplying Automotive Fasteners

July 02, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Wherever in the world automotive parts and components are manufactured, they need a global supply of fasteners to hold them together. As a result, PennEngineering aims to simplify the supply chain for OEMS, Tier 1 and aftermarket suppliers.

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Automotive Design

Everything You Need to Know about the 2019 VW Jetta

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 02, 2018 at 6:34 AM

One of the things we earned by talking with Daniel Shapiro of Volkswagen of America is that the best-selling European nameplate in the U.S. market since 1980 is not something from BMW or Mercedes, but, perhaps not surprisingly, is a car from Volkswagen.

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