Automotive Electronics

Cars were once predominately valued in steel, glass, rubber, and aluminum. Now it’s silicon. Electronics developments drive the vehicles of today and tomorrow.

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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MTU Research to Boost Fuel Economy ~20%

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 14, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Researchers are using V2X communications and other methods to provide vehicles with a significant increase in fuel economy.

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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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Winning in the Future Automotive Market

By: Paul Eichenberg - May 03, 2019 at 12:03 PM

As the automotive industry races toward the overall electrification, autonomy, and connectivity of vehicles, the related technologies are transforming from predominantly hardware-based systems to software-driven electronics.

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Micromobility Matters, It Seems

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 01, 2019 at 4:11 PM

"While DENSO is certainly concerned about the projected future decline of new car sales in the United States, we are also very excited about the growth possibilities offered by the new types of mobility that are being pioneered by startup companies around the world." 

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2019 Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD

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

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” isn’t exactly the sort of thing that someone who writes for a living feels really happy about, but when it comes to the Lexus RC 350 F Sport, thousands of words, indeed.

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Bollinger Motors: The Craft Movement for the Auto Industry?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 29, 2019 at 6:43 AM

Robert Bollinger is not your typical guy with an industrial design degree from Carnegie Mellon. Although he had hoped to study automotive design, that wasn’t in the cards.

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2019 Subaru Forester Sport

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 26, 2019 at 6:33 AM

The sales performance of Subaru of America is absolutely astonishing by any measure.

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Rivian Gets Even More Money, Now From Ford

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 24, 2019 at 8:39 AM

The electrification of automotive is serious business. This week it was announced that Ford is making a $500-million equity investment in Rivian.

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Smartphones Optimize EV Parameters

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 24, 2019 at 6:28 AM

The intersection of smartphones and vehicles is growing, as OEMs add all manner of capabilities to their vehicles so that the phones can do more than provide a means by which Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are brought into the cabin.

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Clouds from Both Sides Now: Ford, Autonomic, Amazon, Alibaba

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 24, 2019 at 6:13 AM

Autonomic is a fully owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility. It has developed something it calls the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC).

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The Return of Retro: Zero Labs’ Bronco EV & VW’s ID. BUGGY

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 19, 2019 at 10:33 AM

“I am proud to say, after three years and thousands of hours in development, we have created a meaningful production vehicle so unique that one look is all it takes to forever change the way we separate the relationship between our past and our future.”

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