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.

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 04, 2018 at 6:58 AM

Jules Verne published 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in 1870; the 1954 film version staring James Mason as Captain Nemo came to mind while driving the Toyota Land Cruiser.

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Tofino: Another EV Under Development

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 30, 2018 at 6:39 AM

A car company based in Vancouver, Canada?

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Emergency Calling Becomes Required in the EU

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 27, 2018 at 6:28 AM

Automatic emergency calling functionality—“eCall”—becomes mandatory for all new cars and light commercial vehicles next Saturday (March 31) in the European Union.

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TourX: That’s a Buick?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 26, 2018 at 6:20 AM

One of the best, most stylish vehicles available in the U.S. market last year was the Buick Regal.

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BMW and Toyota and FMCW Lidar

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 21, 2018 at 6:20 AM

This is not a piece of modern art: Rather, it is an image from Blackmore Sensors and Analytics of Bozeman, Montana, micro-Doppler signatures of pedestrians (or maybe that’s a pedestrian, singular) walking (see it now?). Blackmore is a company that is developing FMCW lidar.

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Ford Amps Up Fusion for 2019

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 20, 2018 at 3:18 PM

In 2017, according to its own figures, Ford sold 209,623 Fusions in the U.S.

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2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 07, 2018 at 6:07 AM

The Kia Stinger was a finalist for the 2018 North American International Car of the Year Awards.

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Renault’s New Motor

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 06, 2018 at 7:05 AM

Typically when an automaker announces the development of a new powertrain for a production vehicle, the words downsized and turbocharged are near the top of the announcement because that’s the way things have been going of late.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler: Some Things to Know

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 02, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Design, materials, powertrain and manufacturing details about what is arguably the quintessential vehicle in the Jeep lineup.

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The Steering Wheel Goes Semi-Autonomous

March 02, 2018 at 12:45 PM

ZF has developed a new concept steering wheel for Level 3 automation.

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Tech Watch: Rearview/Re-envisioned

By: Scott Anderson - March 02, 2018 at 12:24 PM

Biometrics firm Fingerprint Cards and long-time automotive mirror supplier Gentex have teamed up to give the simple mirror the intelligence to scan irises. 

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Volvo Funding Tech Startups

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 02, 2018 at 6:45 AM

Volvo Cars has announced that it has launched an investment fund—the Volvo Cars Tech Fund—that is specifically focused on investing in tech startups around the globe.

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