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 Design

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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Digital Domain

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 Engineering

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 Engineering

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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Automotive Management

Continental and Change

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 10, 2019 at 8:39 AM

“After 2030, the last generation of diesel and gasoline engines will be launched. After 2040, it is possible that no more diesel and gasoline engines will be sold. From 2050, roads and cities will ideally be free of CO2 emissions.”

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Automotive LIghtweighting

The NIO PAL by LAYER: A Scooter You’d Covet

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 10, 2019 at 6:14 AM

If you think about electric scooters for urban transport you might have in mind some mangled and abandoned objects that you’ve seen littering the sidewalks in major metropolises.

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Automotive Production

Energy at Honda Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 09, 2019 at 1:32 PM

The Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America plant in Russells Point, Ohio, which produces more than 850,000 transmissions per year, is the first automotive transmission manufacturing facility in the U.S. to earn the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.

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