Automotive Production

Volvo Trucks to Invest $400-million in Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 28, 2019 at 11:11 AM

How do you assure a better future? By investing in it. That’s what Volvo Trucks is doing.

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California, Canada and Counting Cars

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 28, 2019 at 6:20 AM

According to widely accepted statics, if California was a country, it would have the fifth largest economy in the world.

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Automotive Chassis

ZF and AKC

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 26, 2019 at 10:50 AM

Rear steering can provide big benefits. And ZF is building lots of them.

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Automotive Materials

See What McLaren Automotive Has Developed

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 26, 2019 at 6:55 AM

There are two extraordinary capabilities of McLaren Automotive: its ability to design and its mastery of lightweight material utilization.

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Automotive Production

American Made

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 25, 2019 at 1:57 PM

People who make their living in the auto industry probably won’t be surprised, but some others will be when they look at the Cars.com ranking of the most “American-made” vehicles.

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VW and CNG

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 25, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Electric cars are coming. CNG cars are here right now.

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Automotive Electronics

FCA Adds Uconnect Market: Shopping on the Road

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 25, 2019 at 6:10 AM

While there are several people who are concerned that their car will be hacked in a way analogous to that executed by researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek of a reporter’s Jeep Cherokee for an article in Wired, let’s face it: he was a reporter for Wired who was writing about what those guys could do, not some random person who was on their way to work.

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Automotive Engineering

Deep Dive on the Hyundai Palisade

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 24, 2019 at 6:41 AM

A true indication of how times are changing in the auto industry can be seen in what has happened at Hyundai Motor America, which has just launched an important product in its portfolio, in fact an all-new vehicle that HMA people refer to as the “flagship” for the brand.

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Automotive Design

Good News for Sedan Product Planners

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 20, 2019 at 9:45 AM

Sedans may be down, but a global study conducted by Nissan shows that they’re certainly not out.

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Automotive Powertrain

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Numbers Released

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 19, 2019 at 9:59 AM

The aluminum mill in the Mustang Shelby GT500 really churns out some performance.

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Automotive Engineering

2019 Lexus GX 460 Luxury

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 19, 2019 at 6:52 AM

“Is that the big one?” a colleague asked as we approached the 2019 GX 460 in a parking lot.

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Automotive Interiors

Rolls Tribute to Aviators

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 18, 2019 at 6:42 AM

This is a little confusing, but interesting nonetheless.

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