Automotive Design

This zone includes interviews with top designers, information on software and design tools as well as design strategies used by automakers and automotive suppliers.

Good News for Sedan Product Planners

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 20, 2019 at 9:45 AM

Sedans may be down, but a global study conducted by Nissan shows that they’re certainly not out.

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2019 Lexus GX 460 Luxury

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 19, 2019 at 6:52 AM

“Is that the big one?” a colleague asked as we approached the 2019 GX 460 in a parking lot.

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Rolls Tribute to Aviators

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 18, 2019 at 6:42 AM

This is a little confusing, but interesting nonetheless.

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Designing for Dollars?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 11, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Andreas Thurner, formerly of BMW Group design, has been named vice president of Global Design and Architecture within Karma Design, a new business unit.

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2019 Mazda3 Sedan Premium FWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 05, 2019 at 6:17 AM

As Mazda pivots to “premium,” it is doing more than just talking about it, as the new Mazda3 proves.

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Talkin' About Design

June 04, 2019 at 2:38 PM

Discursive design is the subject of this massive, 632-page tome that is chock full of images and case studies, comprehensive explorations into the practice.
 

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Designing & Engineering Safety for Racing

By: Christopher A. Sawyer - June 04, 2019 at 12:09 PM

Think of it as “safety fast.”

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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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Racing to Advanced Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 30, 2019 at 6:14 AM

Brad Keselowski, who drives for Team Penske in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, is taking what he’s learned about the importance of advanced technology on the track to  manufacturing. 

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How Would William Gibson Design a Car?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 29, 2019 at 10:49 AM

Using virtual reality to design cars is not a new thing. But using “mixed” reality—and even wearing a VR headset while driving—goes to another place, entirely—physically and metaphysically.

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