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.

T-Roc Cabrio. Need Anything Else Be Said?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 10, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Yes, it is VW’s only convertible. But it is an SUV. . . .

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Jaguar Still Makes Sports Cars

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 04, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Get the feeling that more companies are just making performance SUVs and calling it good?

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AWS and Formula 1: Designing Better Vehicles

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 03, 2019 at 8:30 AM

In 2021 Formula 1 car design will change—thanks, in part, to Amazon. Yes, Amazon.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata: The Style Returns

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 01, 2019 at 11:19 AM

The model year 2011 Hyundai Sonata was transformative in terms of the design of a midsize sedan. And with the eighth-generation 2020 model, they’re doing it again.

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What the Roman Empire Has to Do With Product Lifecycle Management (We’re Not Kidding)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 01, 2019 at 8:23 AM

Although you might think of product lifecycle management only in the context of a software package, that’s only half of it, as CIMdata’s Peter Bilello explains.

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On the Design of the Tesla Cybertruck

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 26, 2019 at 9:30 AM

Franz von Holzhausen knows what he’s doing. Seriously.

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2019 Toyota RAV4 Adventure AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 26, 2019 at 6:00 AM

The RAV4 is the number-one selling vehicle in the company’s show room. And it isn’t hard to figure out why.

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Mercedes Electric

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 25, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Yes, its EV SUV is coming. But isn’t this a bit. . .late?

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Speed Record-Setting Farm Equipment

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 21, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Imagine a tractor going faster than 135 mph. . .

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More Mustang Mach-E

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM

How does an investment firm see the Ford electric vehicle?

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Audi e-tron Is Electric and Safe

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 20, 2019 at 5:30 AM

Electric crossover gets 5 Stars

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Ford and Electric Vehicles—And, Yes, the Mustang Mach-E

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Yes, the Mustang Mach-E. But there is a rich history here.

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