Automotive Production

Porsche and Schuler Partner in Press Shop

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

While many automotive companies consider their suppliers of production equipment as, well, suppliers, sometimes referred to as “partners,” albeit partners that might incur a very serious financial penalty should the equipment they’ve provided cause downtime, Porsche and stamping equipment supplier Schuler AG have entered into a joint venture.

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Automotive Production

Tomorrow is Jeep 4x4 Day: Pre-Order a Gladiator

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 03, 2019 at 9:18 AM

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator, which is yet to be rolling on the side of a mountain near (or far from) you, is manufactured in Toledo, Ohio.

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Automotive Electronics

Velodyne Passes 30,000 Lidar Systems

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 03, 2019 at 6:41 AM

Velodyne’s founder and CEO David Hall is credited with inventing, in 2005, real-time, surround-view lidar.

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Volkswagen, Amazon and Siemens

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 03, 2019 at 6:39 AM

Amazon is increasing its penetration into the auto industry not just through things like Alexa and its multi-million-dollar investment in EV developer Rivian, but also with its Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will be used for its “Volkswagen Industrial Cloud,” which will combine the data from all of the machinery and equipment in the company’s 122 facilities. 

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Automotive Design

Stratasys and Pantone Achieving Design Intent

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 02, 2019 at 8:07 AM

Stratasys has signed an agreement with Pantone such that the company’s J750 and J735 PolyJet 3D printers are endorsed by Pantone as meeting the PANTONE Validated standards.

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Automotive Design

BMW Design Move

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 02, 2019 at 6:59 AM

Yesterday, BMW brand got a new head of design, Domagoj Dukec. As we noted yesterday, the previous person in that position, Jozef Kabaň, moved from Munich to Rolls-Royce.

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Automotive Design

Rolls Names New Head of Design: Jozef Kabaň

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 01, 2019 at 6:26 AM

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars had annual sales of 4,107 vehicles in 2018, which was the best year that the company had had in its 115-year history.

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Cars Still Matter at Honda

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 29, 2019 at 3:27 PM

Although Honda racked up its fourth straight year of record light truck sales in 2018, Henio Arcangeli, Jr., Senior Vice President, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., says Honda isn’t giving up on or minimizing the importance of cars: “Cars still matter—in a major way.” 

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Automotive Powertrain

Volkswagen Diesels in Germany

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 29, 2019 at 8:11 AM

The Volkswagen Group has established incentives for those who have Group vehicles that meet Euro 1 to Euro 5 standards and since August 2017, more than 300,000 have been traded in and replaced with new or used vehicles that meet the current Euro 6 standard.

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Automotive Production

Lincoln Corsair Takes Form. Sophisticated, Presumably.

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 27, 2019 at 8:40 AM

Lincoln launched the MKC, a premium compact crossover, in mid-2014.

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Automotive Materials

Additive Technology Grows—and Needs Know-How

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 27, 2019 at 6:39 AM

One of the things that is true about additive manufacturing is that the technology is growing by leaps and bounds.

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Clariant on Colors

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 26, 2019 at 6:52 AM

Who knew that the changes in automobility—everything from ride-hailing to potential autonomous operation—would have an effect on. . .exterior color?

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