Christopher A. Sawyer

Aerogels: Moving from Outer to Inner Space

December 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM

A new generation of cross-linked polymer aerogels could revolutionize interiors.

Questioning the Electric Vehicle Orthodoxy

November 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM

According to “experts,” it’s all over for the internal combustion engine. Apparently, they haven’t been paying attention to what’s been happening behind the headlines.

Ever-Evolving Automotive Electronics

August 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Revolution or evolution? Whether in terms of electrical architecture or electronic capability, it all depends on your perspective.

Better Braking—By Wire

June 06, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Brake-by-wire systems not only eliminate mechanical brake actuation, they can even greatly enhance a vehicle’s dynamic performance.

The Devil is in the Details for Lightweighting

May 02, 2018 at 10:16 AM

The aluminum F-150 increased anxiety levels at GM and FCA, but the Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500 engineering teams responded with mixed materials and detail engineering for their new vehicles.

The Five Percent Solution

March 02, 2018 at 3:21 PM

Ford heads to England to find a V6 diesel suitable for the all-American F-150.

Multiple Choices for Light, High-Performance Chassis

October 11, 2017 at 9:20 AM

How carbon fiber is utilized is as different as the vehicles on which it is used. From full carbon tubs to partial panels to welded steel tube sandwich structures, the only limitation is imagination.

Connecting the V2X Dots with 5G Speed

October 10, 2017 at 3:27 PM

The age of connected cars has started.

Engine Evaluation from the Inside

March 07, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Predictive Fleet Technologies claims its software can look inside an engine to diagnose its health. However, it may be more valuable in the design, development and assembly phases.

Driving Toward Vehicle Automation

December 01, 2016 at 2:42 PM

The building blocks necessary for vehicle automation are falling into place, but will the transition be swift or steady?

The EV Future

September 01, 2016 at 3:44 PM

Battery electric vehicles may be coming to a suburban driveway near you sooner than you might think—especially if your neighbors buy premium cars.

Diminutive Duramax Diesel: Big on Performance

December 02, 2015 at 3:58 PM

GM gives its mid-size pickup customers what they’ve been clamoring for, a clean and quiet, high-torque, fuel-efficient diesel.