Automotive Powertrain

GM and Honda Collaborating on EV Batteries

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 07, 2018 at 8:55 AM

In 2003, Saturn Corporation wanted to provide an additional reason for people to buy its compact crossover, the Vue, so execs at Saturn did something that was almost unthinkable at the time: To create the high-performance Saturn Vue Red Line they turned to Honda to provide a 3.5-liter, 250-hp V6.

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Cars Still Matter: Honda Proves It

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 06, 2018 at 6:17 AM

Yes, car sales are declining. But that isn’t the same as saying that car sales are becoming a trivial thing on the books of every OEM.

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Automotive Production

VW Training Engineers for EVs

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 05, 2018 at 6:25 AM

Last week, Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the brand Board of Management responsible for E-Mobility, Volkswagen, said, “Within three years, Volkswagen will be starting production of a total of 27 electric car models for four brands in three regions of the world.

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Automotive Management

Group Lotus Changes—Including Profitability

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 04, 2018 at 5:16 PM

There has been a management change at the top of Group Lotus, the company that was acquired last year by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.

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Automotive Electronics

Of Engines and Brakes and Even More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 04, 2018 at 6:09 AM

You’ve heard a lot about 48-volt systems for vehicles.

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Automotive Materials

SABIC Creates Amazing Class 8 Fairing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 01, 2018 at 6:05 AM

If you look at the top of the cab of that Mack Anthem Class 8 truck you’ll note the way it arcs back to the trailer.

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Automotive Design

Mazda Makes 50 Million in Japan

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 30, 2018 at 6:58 AM

Mazda delivered 289,370 vehicles last year to customers in the U.S.

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Automotive Materials

“Beyond Petroleum”

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 30, 2018 at 6:44 AM

The company now known as “BP” goes back to 1901 when British entrepreneur William Knox D’Arcy obtained a 60-year concession to search for oil and gas in Persia.

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Automotive Engineering

Raptor Gets Real-Time Damping Control

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 29, 2018 at 6:36 AM

“Not many trucks need sensors to detect when you are midair.” That’s Hermann Salenbauch, global director, Ford Performance vehicle programs.

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Memorial Day 2018

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 28, 2018 at 6:20 AM

There are presently 1.3-million active military service men and women guarding the United States right now and some 800,000 reserves.

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Automotive Electronics

German Project to Examine Auto Cybersecurity

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 26, 2018 at 6:37 AM

At the recent annual general meeting of Volkswagen Group, the company’s CEO Dr.

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Automotive Production

McLaren Hits 15,000

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 25, 2018 at 1:07 PM

Today, the McLaren Production Centre (MPC), in the countryside of Woking, Surrey, which opened seven years ago and which is our all-time favorite vehicle manufacturing facility, produced its 15,000th car.

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