Aston Martin Has Wings

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 19, 2018 at 6:35 AM

While the various developmental activities that OEMs are pursuing in the areas of autonomy and electrification are widely known, there is another undertaking a handful of other OEMs that is getting less visibility yet which has the potential of making a big difference in transport, at least for the well-heeled, those for whom even developing autonomous vehicles would be an insufficient solution.

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Automotive Production

McLaren Senna: Remarkable Numbers

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 18, 2018 at 3:52 PM

This is the first McLaren Senna delivered in North America, a car that was delivered to Michael Fux, who is described as an “entrepreneur, philanthropist and renowned car collector known for his eclectic taste”: The car’s emerald green body color is actually called “Fux Green” by McLaren Special Operations, which provided bespoke options on the vehicle for Mr.

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Automotive Design

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 High Country 4WD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 18, 2018 at 6:30 AM

What Is It? This is a heavy-duty crew-cab pickup that is powered by a Duramax 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel and a box sized (8-ft) and equipped (spray-on liner; moveable upper tiedowns) to handle the sorts of loads that are all about work and possibly recreation, if building full-size Egyptian pyramids happens to be your hobby.

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Automotive Engineering

About Automobili Pininfarina

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 17, 2018 at 6:32 AM

In the Who’s Who of the Automotive Industry, Battista “Pinin” Farina, the man who created the design firm that carries his name, would undoubtedly have several pages, based on the remarkable designs the firm turned out (were such a volume to exist). Indeed, the Ferraris alone could fill up a book.

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Automotive Design

From Chrysler to Citroën to Panhard & More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 16, 2018 at 6:30 AM

Back in 1997, a group of Chrysler engineers (yes, it was still just “Chrysler” back then) set out to develop an innovative vehicle.

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Sponsored Content

Networking Drives the Automotive Industry Forward

July 12, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Networking goes beyond building professional relationships. It provides a unique educational opportunity you can’t find anywhere else. Learn how to maximize your networking efforts at industry events.

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Automotive Production

Technology and Nature

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 12, 2018 at 8:39 AM

Mazda operates two major assembly complexes in Japan: the Ujina 1 and 2 plants in Hiroshima, where they build CX-3, CX-5, CX-9, and Miata models, as well as engines, with a 569,000 annual unit capacity; Hofu 1 and 2 in Hofu, which have a 416,000 capacity, and where the Mazda3, Mazda2, CX-3, Mazda6, and transmissions are produced.

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Automotive Electronics

Confidence in Autonomous: Car eWallet

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 11, 2018 at 9:59 AM

While you probably haven’t thought about how fully autonomous cars will pay road or bridge tolls or paying for an electric charge (assuming, of course, that these autonomous cars are fully electrified), ZF has for more than a year now, and in January 2017 showed off its open automotive transaction platform, Car eWallet.

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Automotive Electronics

Can You Drive an EV in the Rain?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 11, 2018 at 7:34 AM

Although there is a veritable fleet of electric vehicles coming on the global market within the next few years, it seems that if the results of research in the United Kingdom track in any way with the rest of the world then the OEMs are in for a whole lot of electric vehicles sitting unsold in dealer lots.

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Automotive Electronics

Hyundai and Baidu Sign MOU

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 10, 2018 at 9:05 AM

Baidu is a China-based tech company that is regularly referred to as the “Google of China,” given that it has a hugely popular search engine site and is doing a wide range of work that focuses on artificial intelligence for a variety of application, as well as working on autonomous vehicles.

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Automotive Interiors

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 09, 2018 at 7:14 AM

There are two ways to consider the Chevy Bolt. One is the car. The other is the environment it exists in.

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Automotive Interiors

Kant Meets Mercedes

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 05, 2018 at 9:26 AM

“The interior of every automobile will become hugely more important in the future, evolving into the ‘third place,’ alongside the ‘home,’ and the ‘office.’”

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