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 Offers iOS Waze Capability

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 17, 2018 at 9:30 AM

The popularity of iPhones notwithstanding, there seems to be extensive agreement that the Maps app on the phone isn’t particularly good for purposes of navigation.

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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 15, 2018 at 6:54 AM

“As with the XF sedan, every line on the Sportbrake serves a clear purpose, creating a fast sweeping silhouette.”

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2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 15, 2018 at 5:53 AM

Speaking of the Range Rover Velar, a midsize sport utility vehicle that is positioned in the brand’s lineup between the Evoque on the smaller side and the Range Rover Sport on the larger end, Land Rover Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern, said: “We call the Velar the avant-garde Range Rover.

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The 2019 Ram 1500 Up Close

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 14, 2018 at 6:46 AM

The pickup-truck segment in the U.S. market is somewhat like the vehicles themselves: big.

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Audi’s Simple But Smart Driver Assistance

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 10, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) systems, when fully implemented, could have a tremendous effect on transportation patterns.

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Geely Going with Ultracapacitors

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 09, 2018 at 10:07 AM

When the discussion of electrified vehicles comes up, the subject of lithium-ion batteries soon emerges.

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Volkswagen Going High with Electric Vehicle

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 01, 2018 at 6:21 AM

Volkswagen Group is on record indicating that it will be launching at least 30 battery electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025, which is not all that far away by any reckoning.

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2018 Lexus NX 300h

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 24, 2018 at 6:48 AM

While you are probably familiar with origami, the classic art of paper folding that results in things like birds that flap their wings when you pull the tail, or plot devices in one of the Blade Runner films.

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Tesla Model 3: Piece-by-Piece Munro Analysis

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 23, 2018 at 6:45 AM

The Tesla Model 3 is certainly one of the most controversial cars to be launched in some time, with production models (a comparative handful, admittedly) presented on a stage with a throng of people treating it like it was an event with Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, all at the same time.

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Bugatti and Telemetry

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 17, 2018 at 6:01 AM

Imagine that if you were driving along in your car and got a phone call from a service technician telling you the pressure in your left front tire was a bit low and should be brought up to spec at the next convenient time.

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Toyota Commits Big to DSRC

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 16, 2018 at 2:57 PM

Toyota has announced a major move toward increased safety for its Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles, as Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America announced that starting in 2021 it will begin deploying Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems in its vehicles.

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Engineering the 2019 Jeep Cherokee

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 16, 2018 at 6:13 AM

The Jeep Cherokee, which was launched in its current manifestation as a model year 2014 vehicle, and which has just undergone a major refresh for MY 2019, is nothing if not a solid success.

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