Automotive Supply Side

Autonomy + Mobility Awards: Hot, Hot, Hot

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 02, 2017 at 8:43 AM

Give or take a few degrees, the temperature on the surface of the Sun is 9,940°F.

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Automotive Production

Honda’s Most Powerful U.S. Engine—in a Crate

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 02, 2017 at 6:28 AM

Honda is an engine company.

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Automotive Powertrain

New Approach to ISG from Mitsubishi Electric

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 01, 2017 at 6:25 AM

Mitsubishi Electric has put the crankshaft-mounted integrated starter-generator (ISG) that it has developed into mass production.

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Automotive Electronics

2018 Lexus LC 500

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 31, 2017 at 5:57 AM

For most reviews of vehicles, there is an opening remark of some sort, positioning the car in a larger context, like, “Oftentimes vehicle manufacturers show cars that are meant to be indicative of the thinking that’s going on inside their organizations, cars that are often highly imaginative, as though the stylists were told to knock it out of the park and so they do their very best.

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Automotive Powertrain

All About the 2018 Honda Accord

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 30, 2017 at 6:05 AM

The common wisdom seems to be that midsize cars have pretty much had it in the U.S. new car market.

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Automotive LIghtweighting

Engineering a Superbike

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 27, 2017 at 6:36 AM

When it comes to remarkable vehicular engineering, it is often hard to find something that is more superbly executed than a motorcycle, particularly something that is in the superbike category.

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Automotive Powertrain

Camaro Hot Wheels

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 26, 2017 at 9:18 AM

While at the Tokyo Motor Show this week various vehicle manufacturers were showing off all manner of cars and crossovers and transportation devices that typically had to do with something autonomous, connected and/or electrified (ACE, as CAR’s Brett Smith categorizes this burgeoning field), the guys from Chevy were in El Segundo, California, showing off a different take on what can best be described as “toys for boys”—boys who do or don’t have driver’s licenses.

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Automotive Design

Mint Condition Fiat 500

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 26, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Although the Fiat 500 is struggling in the U.S. market, with total sales through Q3 of the vehicle just 10,435 units, in Italy, the vehicle, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, is almost venerated like an object in Vatican City.

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Automotive Body

Honda and BMW Awarded for Body Engineering

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 26, 2017 at 6:36 AM

Word out of Bad Nauheim, Germany, where the EuroCarBody 2017, the 19th Global Car Body Benchmarking Conference, was recently held, is that Honda and BMW both took top ranking in their categories in the EuroCarBody Awards.

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An Airbag for Your Head

October 25, 2017 at 6:41 AM

One of the features that seems to be gaining in popularity in vehicles of all types and sizes is the “panoramic” sunroof.

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An Airbag for Your Head

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 25, 2017 at 6:41 AM

One of the features that seems to be gaining in popularity in vehicles of all types and sizes is the “panoramic” sunroof.

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Automotive Electronics

The Importance of EV Infrastructure

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 24, 2017 at 6:39 AM

One of the reasons why Tesla has been doing so comparatively well in the electric vehicle space has nothing to do with its cars, per se.

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