Automotive Electronics

2018 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SE w/4Motion

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 12, 2018 at 7:00 AM

When you live in southeastern Michigan, there is something that has the wallpaper effect: it is there but you really don’t notice it.

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Automotive Design

GT350 Get Improved Aero Design

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 11, 2018 at 4:54 PM

Although there’s more than a little something to be said to the contribution of the new Shelby GT350’s high-revving 5.2-liter , 526-hp V8 (the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever), a Tremec six-speed manual transmission and specially developed (as in tread pattern and compound) Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires vis-à-vis the track performance of the 2019 model.

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Automotive Electronics

Cadillac Super Cruise Explained

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 11, 2018 at 6:26 AM

Although there is a lot of talk about “autonomy” and “hands-free driving,” when you get right down to it, there is more verbiage than there is reality.

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Sponsored Content

How to Use Mechanically Attached Fasteners for Automotive

June 08, 2018 at 10:37 AM

There are hundreds of parts in a car, and equally a hundred types of fasteners to hold them all together. Learn how different types of mechanically attached fasteners are used to secure automotive parts and panels. (Sponsored Content)

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Automotive Design

Audi and 3D

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 08, 2018 at 6:37 AM

“Design is one of the most important buying decisions for Audi customers,” says the company’s Dr. Tim Spiering, who continues, “therefore it’s crucial we adhere to supreme quality standards during the design and concept phase of vehicle development.”

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Automotive Powertrain

GM and Honda Collaborating on EV Batteries

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 07, 2018 at 8:55 AM

In 2003, Saturn Corporation wanted to provide an additional reason for people to buy its compact crossover, the Vue, so execs at Saturn did something that was almost unthinkable at the time: To create the high-performance Saturn Vue Red Line they turned to Honda to provide a 3.5-liter, 250-hp V6.

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Cars Still Matter: Honda Proves It

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 06, 2018 at 6:17 AM

Yes, car sales are declining. But that isn’t the same as saying that car sales are becoming a trivial thing on the books of every OEM.

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Automotive Engineering

VW Training Engineers for EVs

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 05, 2018 at 6:25 AM

Last week, Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the brand Board of Management responsible for E-Mobility, Volkswagen, said, “Within three years, Volkswagen will be starting production of a total of 27 electric car models for four brands in three regions of the world.

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Automotive Management

Group Lotus Changes—Including Profitability

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 04, 2018 at 5:16 PM

There has been a management change at the top of Group Lotus, the company that was acquired last year by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.

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Automotive Supply Side

Of Engines and Brakes and Even More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 04, 2018 at 6:09 AM

You’ve heard a lot about 48-volt systems for vehicles.

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Automotive Materials

SABIC Creates Amazing Class 8 Fairing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 01, 2018 at 6:05 AM

If you look at the top of the cab of that Mack Anthem Class 8 truck you’ll note the way it arcs back to the trailer.

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Automotive Engineering

Mazda Makes 50 Million in Japan

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 30, 2018 at 6:58 AM

Mazda delivered 289,370 vehicles last year to customers in the U.S.

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