Automotive Interiors

Steve Miller on Suppliers, OEMs & More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 07, 2018 at 6:40 AM

Steve Miller says that when he began his career at the auto industry at Ford back in the late ‘60s, he and his colleagues on the finance staff in the Glass House would perform product analyses, looking at everything from product attributes to price to sales.

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Digital Domain

GM and Autodesk Advancing Design and Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 05, 2018 at 10:22 AM

General Motors is working with Autodesk on utilizing advanced design software and 3D printing capabilities to develop parts that are not only lighter than those otherwise developed, but which combine what would otherwise be separate parts, thereby reducing manufacturing complexity.

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Superb Auto History About the Chevrolet Brothers

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

Last week, in a piece noting that a Chevrolet Corvette is going to serve as the pace car (again) for the Indianapolis 500, some historic notes regarding the Chevrolet brothers (Louis, Arthur and Gaston) were included, as those three had an abiding interest in not just automobiles in the early years of the 20th century, but in automobiles that went really fast.

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Automotive Engineering

Toyota Research Institute Building Own Test Track

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 03, 2018 at 1:22 PM

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is continuing its methodical moves toward developing automated vehicle technology as it announced today that it has filed the paperwork to build a closed-loop test facility within a 1.5-mile oval test track at the Michigan Technical Resource Park in Ottawa Lake, Michigan, which is northwest of Toledo and pretty much a straight shot 40 miles down U.S. 23 from Ann Arbor.

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Porsche in China

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 03, 2018 at 6:24 AM

Last week Porsche announced that it had opened its sixth Experience Center, this one in Shanghai.

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Automotive Design

Designworks Works on Hyperloop Interior Design

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 02, 2018 at 6:41 AM

Do you ever go to the drive-through window in your bank and use one of those canisters that you put your checks, money, whatever in and then watch it shoot through a tube to the teller inside the building? (Yes, there are still tellers, ATMs notwithstanding.

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Choosing the Right Fasteners for Automotive

May 01, 2018 at 10:32 AM

PennEngineering makes hundreds of different fasteners for the automotive industry with standard and custom products as well as automated assembly solutions. Discover how they’re used and how to select the right one. (Sponsored Content)

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Automotive LIghtweighting

Volkswagen Going High with Electric Vehicle

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 01, 2018 at 6:21 AM

Volkswagen Group is on record indicating that it will be launching at least 30 battery electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025, which is not all that far away by any reckoning.

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Automotive Chassis

Mahindra Automotive in America

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 30, 2018 at 6:15 AM

Rick Haas has an impressive automotive resume, having held positions at Ford and Tesla and currently as the president and CEO of Mahindra Automotive North America.

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Indianapolis and the Chevrolets

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 26, 2018 at 6:46 AM

When it comes to the auto industry, you’ll often hear “It’s all about the product.” But arguably, it is really all about the people in a way that generally isn’t the case with other industries.

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Automotive Design

Volvo S90 Ambience: See, Smell and Hear

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 25, 2018 at 6:40 AM

Volvo Cars, in 2017, delivered 114,410 vehicles in China and 81,504 in the U.S.

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Automotive Engineering

2019 Lexus ES 350 Introduced

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 25, 2018 at 12:20 AM

The Lexus ES sedan is more than just an offering within the company’s lineup.

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