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.

Uniti One: Another Scandinavian EV

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 05, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Uniti has announced that its city car, the Uniti One, is open for deposits. If you live in Sweden or the UK.
 

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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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Carbon Fiber Creations in Auto Applications

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 04, 2019 at 11:46 AM

It is more “go” than “show,” although when it comes to interior trim the composite material provides a technical touch.

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Toyota Takes Multi-Pronged Approach to Autonomoy

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 04, 2019 at 11:20 AM

Toyota Research Institute is working to help make vehicles safer by increasing their levels of autonomy. But, for the near-term future, the driver isn’t going to be relinquishing the task of driving.

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Transforming Volkswagen

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 04, 2019 at 12:32 PM

A line up of electric cars and a new head of American operations may have a bigger transformation on VW (especially in the U.S.) than anything since the first Beetle arrived in the U.S. in 1949.

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What’s Nexo?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 04, 2019 at 11:06 AM

Hyundai has developed a hydrogen-powered vehicle that has the capability and the stylishness that might make people wonder why there aren’t more hydrogen stations.

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Magna Forms Joint Ventures in China

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 18, 2018 at 12:37 PM

Magna International is forming two new joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. (BJEV), a subsidiary of the state-owned automotive group BAIC, for (1) engineering and (2) manufacturing electric vehicles.

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Magna, Polestar and More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 23, 2017 at 6:27 AM

Magna is an automotive supplier. But it is a Tier One supplier unlike many others.

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Magna & the Challenges of Modern Automotive Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 17, 2014 at 5:27 AM

Magna International is the third-largest automotive supplier on the planet.

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Love Thy Supplier

By: Michael Robinet - March 27, 2014 at 11:33 AM

The challenges facing the industry throughout the next decade almost make the last decade’s look easy.

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Fisker Automotive: Help Wanted

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 22, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Fisker Automotive has announced that it is going to be hiring people for the former GM assembly plant that it purchased in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Jeeps Modified for Moab

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 12, 2011 at 2:36 PM

On Easter morning in Moab, Utah, when the population of that exceedingly-hard-to-get-to town in one of the most beautiful settings on Earth has more than doubled, some people won’t be hunting for Easter eggs, but will be trying to get a good look at one of the vehicles six that Jeep has prepared for real-life, fast-feedback from the assembled at the annual Easter Jeep Safari.

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