Automotive Supply Side

OSRAM and Continental Launch JV

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 03, 2018 at 12:42 PM

As vehicle lighting has been taking on a great level of aesthetic importance over the past several years—thanks, arguably, in large part to Audi, which introduced LED lights on the R8—there is a growing technical importance to them, as well, which has led to the launch of a new joint-venture firm, OSRAM Continental GmbH, which officially went into operation today.

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Automotive Interiors

2018 Cadillac CT6 Platinum AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 03, 2018 at 6:04 AM

While music is certainly associated with cars, I must admit that I’ve never had the experience of driving a Little Deuce Coupe, and while I’ve driven a red Corvette, I didn’t find it to be in the least bit little.

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Automotive Production

Tesla Doubles Model 3 Production in Q2 (yawn)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 02, 2018 at 11:21 AM

As you can see, these people look pretty darned happy: They’re Tesla workers. They just finished up production of vehicles in Q2 this morning.

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Sponsored Content

Global Strategy for Supplying Automotive Fasteners

July 02, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Wherever in the world automotive parts and components are manufactured, they need a global supply of fasteners to hold them together. As a result, PennEngineering aims to simplify the supply chain for OEMS, Tier 1 and aftermarket suppliers.

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Automotive Design

Everything You Need to Know about the 2019 VW Jetta

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 02, 2018 at 6:34 AM

One of the things we earned by talking with Daniel Shapiro of Volkswagen of America is that the best-selling European nameplate in the U.S. market since 1980 is not something from BMW or Mercedes, but, perhaps not surprisingly, is a car from Volkswagen.

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Sponsored Content

Automotive Lightweighting: The Case for Plastics

June 29, 2018 at 12:31 PM

Understanding and choosing from all the different material options is one of the biggest challenges with automotive lightweighting. That’s why it’s important to consider alternatives to metals like magnesium and aluminum in favor of plastic components. (Sponsored Content)

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Automotive LIghtweighting

Creating a Record-Setting Porsche Hybrid

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 29, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Thirty-five years and 31 days after Stefan Bellof set a lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife race circuit, it was bested today by Timo Bernhard, who lapped the 12.94-mile course in 5 minutes, 19.55 seconds in the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, a time that was better than the late Bellof’s by 51.58 seconds.

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Automotive Design

Dodge Launches Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 28, 2018 at 2:16 PM

“It’s a Hellcat possessed by a Demon,” Steve Beahm says quite simply.

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Satisfying Vehicles

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 28, 2018 at 6:34 AM

The AutoPacific 2018 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs) were announced last week.

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Ford Achieves Emission Reduction Goal 8 Years Early

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 27, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Ford announced today that although it had planned, starting in 2010, that it would reduce CO2 emissions 30 percent per vehicle produced by 2025, it has achieved that goal eight years early, an impressive accomplishment.

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Automotive Design

Digital Design Tools Dropping

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 26, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Allegorithmic, a French developer of 3D texture and material authoring software used to design everything from digital games to advertisements, has been spending the last few weeks dropping new digital “materials” specifically created for use in automotive design.

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Automotive Electronics

Networking for Autonomous Vehicles Alliance Established

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 26, 2018 at 10:28 AM

When a working group consisting of a major customer/developer and suppliers is formed around a particular technology, you know that things are moving along at some speed in that technological area.

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