Automotive Electronics

What GM’s New Platform Means

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 22, 2019 at 8:52 AM

What is a “terabyte” and why does it matter? For GM, its new electronic platform will provide the ability to handle massive amounts of data for improved mobility.

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Automotive Engineering

Bosch Improves Economics for Autonomous Air Taxis

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 21, 2019 at 8:37 AM

MEMs sensors developed for automotive applications just might make air taxis possible thanks to the affordability provided by scale. Bosch is addressing this advance.

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Automotive Electronics

“Autopilot” or Not: YOU Drive the Vehicle

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 21, 2019 at 6:11 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a fatal traffic accident that occurred on March 1 involving a Tesla Model 3 with Autopilot active and the trailer of a tractor-trailer.

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Automotive Materials

Steel the One

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 20, 2019 at 6:04 AM

Last week the Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) conference was held in suburban Detroit.

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Automotive Powertrain

Ford and Continuous Improvement for Hybrids

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 17, 2019 at 1:21 PM

Ford is no stranger to hybrids. Yet all things considered, it hasn’t seemed to be that engaged. And that’s changing in a big way.

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Automotive Management

Bosch Goes Green(er)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 17, 2019 at 8:52 AM

Not only are they addressing emissions, but they are also working toward greater levels of innovation at Bosch.

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Automotive Engineering

How Long Is the Monaco Circuit?

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

For motorsports enthusiasts, this weekend is an extraordinary one, with the Indianapolis 500, the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 and the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix all occurring on the 26th.

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Nissan Has A Clever Approach to the Frontier

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 16, 2019 at 10:51 AM

When you don’t have a new product, there are some things to do to the existing to make it appealing—but that certainly isn’t a long-term solution.

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Automotive Materials

HP Launches Industrial Grade 3D Printer

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 15, 2019 at 6:54 AM

“Siemens and HP are thinking ahead to the future and are bringing together the best from both companies in a complete, industry-specific solution that will accelerate the adoption of industrial additive manufacturing and help our customers to increase flexibility, efficiency, and speed of digital manufacturing.”

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Automotive Electronics

MTU Research to Boost Fuel Economy ~20%

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 14, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Researchers are using V2X communications and other methods to provide vehicles with a significant increase in fuel economy.

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Digital Domain

Safety for AV Activities

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 13, 2019 at 1:18 PM

In an automated vehicle, people aren’t necessarily going to be sitting in as orderly a manner as in today’s vehicles. So what’s a safety system supplier to do?

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Automotive Design

What to Know About Automated Driving Made Interesting

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 13, 2019 at 6:26 AM

“As technology continues to progress, so does our ability to improve products. At Toyota, we do not pursue innovation simply because we can; we pursue it because we should.”

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