Christopher A. Sawyer

Powering The 2008 Mini

April 04, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Every panel is different, but the news is under the hood.

Honda's Next-Generation Diesel

April 04, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Honda’s 2.2 i-CTD four-cylinder diesel engine already is available in Europe, but the company knows it’s not clean enough to meet the EPA’s Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions requirements.

GM's Diesel Trio

April 04, 2007 at 12:00 AM

On its way to the hydrogen highway, GM makes a stop in Diesel Town.

Profiles: Joel Piaskowski & Hyundai’s Exploratory Approach

April 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

At Hyundai, “Change is good” is the company mantra, even in design. However, future changes will be more focused than they have been in the past, even as the company explores new themes.

Dudder: Play The Blame Game!

April 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Responsibility, honesty, and logic are casualties when this circus comes to town.

Getting Nissan Quality Right From The Start

March 07, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Nissan’s chief product planner talks about infusing quality into the product before it’s made, the importance of a consistent “feel” and the limits of platform sharing.

Steel: Safety & Sourcing Small But Strong

March 07, 2007 at 12:00 AM

According to Giancarlo Bertoldi, director for Body Engineering and Design at Fiat, “Improved safety is our principal driving force, although lower weight also plays a very important role.”

Dudder: Global Cooling Warming

March 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

The politically correct “debate” concerning climate change is about as insightful, useful, and benign as a Soviet show trial.

Dudder: In Harmony

February 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Getting a car to feel right takes more than bettering the competitions' numbers. It takes a coordinated effort to create a coordinated vehicle.

The Software connection

January 09, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Fault-tolerant microkernel software and modules will increase the functionality, capabilities, and expandability of automotive infotainment systems says QNX.

L.A.: Cars, Crossovers & Concepts

January 09, 2007 at 12:00 AM

The Los Angeles International Auto Show made a calendar change for 2006 so that it would precede the North American International Auto Show in Detroit by some two months, thereby providing an opportunity for some vehicle manufacturers to get a jump on revealing new, shiny sheet metal.

Dudder: Remembering My Father

January 01, 2007 at 12:00 AM

About the time I was ready to transition out of high school and into college, there came the inevitable question: “What do you want to do with the rest of your life?” The only thing I knew for sure at that point was that the world was filled with cars, and cars were the only thing I knew.