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.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 16, 2017 at 5:42 AM

A young(ish) guy that I’ve known for a number of years, a man who spent the better part of his career writing for auto buff books and who is a car racer on the side, mentioned to me that his wife has a used Lexus ES Hybrid.

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5G for Autonomy

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 14, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Although there seems to be tremendous concentration (or at least coverage) of autonomous vehicles as independent, stand-alone entities that will roll through the highways and byways depending only on their camera and LiDAR systems, truly effective autonomous vehicles are going to need to communicate with the outside world, and that 4G LTE system that you have running on your cell phone isn’t going to cut it.

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Ford Introduces an All-New Expedition: It’s On for Big SUVs

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 13, 2017 at 6:47 AM

The Ford Expedition—a full-size SUV if there ever was one—has been on the scene since model year 1997.

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Röchling Advances Systems for Structures and Sensors

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 08, 2017 at 11:29 AM

From battery protection to keeping sensors clean—Röchling is developing useful tech.

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The ACE “Autoline After Hours”

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 06, 2017 at 5:36 AM

Autonomous. Connected. Electrified. ACE. Those subjects were largely the basis of conversation on the latest edition of “Autoline After Hours.”

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EV Euro Infrastructure Initiative

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 03, 2017 at 2:18 PM

As has been pointed out many times (for example, this), one of the biggest hurdles—if not the biggest—for the acceptance of electric vehicles (EVs) is the lack of charging infrastructure, particularly as compared with the ubiquity of gas stations across the landscape, particularly in the U.S.

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Autonomy + Mobility Awards: Hot, Hot, Hot

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 02, 2017 at 8:43 AM

Give or take a few degrees, the temperature on the surface of the Sun is 9,940°F.

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New Approach to ISG from Mitsubishi Electric

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 01, 2017 at 6:25 AM

Mitsubishi Electric has put the crankshaft-mounted integrated starter-generator (ISG) that it has developed into mass production.

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2018 Lexus LC 500

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 31, 2017 at 5:57 AM

For most reviews of vehicles, there is an opening remark of some sort, positioning the car in a larger context, like, “Oftentimes vehicle manufacturers show cars that are meant to be indicative of the thinking that’s going on inside their organizations, cars that are often highly imaginative, as though the stylists were told to knock it out of the park and so they do their very best.

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All About the 2018 Honda Accord

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 30, 2017 at 6:05 AM

The common wisdom seems to be that midsize cars have pretty much had it in the U.S. new car market.

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The Importance of EV Infrastructure

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 24, 2017 at 6:39 AM

One of the reasons why Tesla has been doing so comparatively well in the electric vehicle space has nothing to do with its cars, per se.

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Magna, Polestar and More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 23, 2017 at 6:27 AM

Magna is an automotive supplier. But it is a Tier One supplier unlike many others.

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