Christopher A. Sawyer

2007 Hyundai Elantra

December 06, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Wherein Hyundai gives other small sedan makers 13,995 reasons to lose sleep.

After The Turnaround

December 06, 2006 at 12:00 AM

The launch of the 2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan, Nissan Altima and Sentra mark the start of Nissan’s defense of its recent gains.

Nine Lessons the Auto Industry Can Learn From the 787 Dreamliner

December 06, 2006 at 12:00 AM

When the company's survival is on the line you can do what you’ve done better, or do something different. Boeing chose different.

Dudder: Return to First Principles

December 01, 2006 at 12:00 AM

In this issue you will find a story about Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, an airplane that was far from an assured success when it was announced.


November 07, 2006 at 12:00 AM

DCX isn’t sitting on its laurels.

BMW's 2007 3 Series Coupe

October 03, 2006 at 12:00 AM


Around The eCORNER

October 03, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Siemens VDO integrates the drive, steering, braking, and suspension functions into wheel modules for greater efficiency and safety.

Dudder: No Imagination = No Innovation

October 01, 2006 at 12:00 AM

If there is one problem facing the auto industry these days it’s this: Transitioning from a rigid, high-volume production mindset to one that profitably can produce small lots while supporting a full vehicle lineup.

Profile: Joe Dehner, Chrysler’s Point Man

October 01, 2006 at 12:00 AM

While looking through a curriculum catalog for what became his alma mater, the Cleveland Institute of Art, Joe Dehner saw a photograph of Industrial Design students creating clay models from their drawings. He recalls, “I pointed to the picture and said, ‘That’s what I want to do!’”

Dudder: Work or Play?

September 01, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Sitting in the front passenger seat of my 2003 Mini Cooper was an engineer from one of the domestic automakers.

Prevailing Technology

August 31, 2006 at 12:00 AM

The winds of change in the auto industry may blow some automakers off course, but TRW is preparing safety systems designed to keep them on track.

VW Eos: Hats Off

August 31, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Folding hardtops are becoming as common as iPods these days. Ford's 1957-1959 Fairlane Skyliner took technology originally developed for the Continental Mark II to production, but the complex and heavy mechanism never caught on. Years later, the idea was revived by the folding roof of the Mercedes SLK, and found its way into everything from the extremely rare Qvale Mangusta to Cadillac's XLR, before targeting more affordable offerings like Volvo's C70 and Pontiac's G6. Now VW enters the fray with its Eos, a Golf-based four-seater that adds a few tricks of its own to the mix.