Automotive Body

From the designers that give shape and form to exteriors to the materials that are used to build bodies, here’s where you can find information about giving shape and physicality to automotive form.

Yanfeng Driving Tech Advances

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 03, 2019 at 6:20 AM

Traditionally, the auto industry has been slow to change. The reason, of course, is that OEMs want to make sure that whatever changes are made are, in effect, bullet-proof.

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Cadillac Today and Tomorrow

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 31, 2019 at 1:07 PM

Cadillac isn’t underestimating the appeal of performance.

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2019 Acura RDX SH-AWD Advance

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 31, 2019 at 8:39 AM

One of the most significant things about the 2019 Acura RDX is something that most people are not going to know about.

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The Racing Special: Shelby Mustang GT350 & the Detroit Grand Prix

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 28, 2019 at 6:40 AM

Does anyone who has any interest in performance vehicles not want to learn more about the  2019 Shelby GT350 Mustang? Does anyone who has any interest in NASCAR or IndyCar not want to learn more about Team Penske, the team extraordinaire?  There’s more right here.

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What Did George Lazenby Drive?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 23, 2019 at 6:23 AM

Aston Martin is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” with a special edition DBS Superleggera.

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What GM’s New Platform Means

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 22, 2019 at 8:52 AM

What is a “terabyte” and why does it matter? For GM, its new electronic platform will provide the ability to handle massive amounts of data for improved mobility.

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Ford and Continuous Improvement for Hybrids

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 17, 2019 at 1:21 PM

Ford is no stranger to hybrids. Yet all things considered, it hasn’t seemed to be that engaged. And that’s changing in a big way.

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What to Know About Automated Driving Made Interesting

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 13, 2019 at 6:26 AM

“As technology continues to progress, so does our ability to improve products. At Toyota, we do not pursue innovation simply because we can; we pursue it because we should.”

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Volkswagen Introduces ID.3: If You’re In Europe, Get In Line

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 08, 2019 at 8:47 AM

In case you’re wondering, the name of the first electric vehicle that Volkswagen is rolling out as part of its massive electrification program is ID.3. One benefit of early ID.3 adopters: free electricity for the first year, up to 2,000 kWh.

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Market, Tech, Positioning, Product and More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 06, 2019 at 6:46 AM

Once upon a time, automakers used to provide 10-day sales numbers. But as time has gone on, GM decided to go quarterly, then this year Ford followed suit, and now FCA has decided that with its April reporting, it, too, will go for the quarter not the month.

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Designing the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 03, 2019 at 3:38 PM

When you’re going to have your fastest street-legal car, you’re making sure that it looks the part—and then some.

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Why Is a Vehicle Introduced in 2011 Relevant Right Now?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 03, 2019 at 2:23 PM

While there is certainly an almost unprecedented transformation in vehicles occurring, a research project that commenced in 2009 has some big implications for OEMs still today. It has to do with steel.

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