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.

Automotive Past and Future and Lots In Between

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 05, 2017 at 6:06 AM

The Nissan Pao is a small three-door—approximately 147 inches long, 62 inches wide, 58 inches high, and with a 91-inch wheelbase—that had a three year run, from 1989 to 1991.

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JLR and Owning the Steering Wheel

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 04, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) posits that in the future people will be calling on various vehicles to take them where they need to go.

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2017 Lexus GS 350 F Sport

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 01, 2017 at 6:24 AM

For model year 2016 Lexus took its GS sport sedan and made it sportier by launching the GS F model, with “F” signifying a performance variant of the normal vehicle.

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Innoviz Gets Even More Tier One Support

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 30, 2017 at 5:45 AM

Consider this: a company that was founded in January 2016 by former members of the Israeli Defense Forces has, within the matter of a couple of weeks, made agreements with two of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

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Domino’s and Ford Deliver Autonomously

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 29, 2017 at 6:50 AM

When you think about technology developments in autonomy, you probably think of companies like Uber or Velodyne or Continental or Delphi.

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2017 BMW 530i xDrive

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 23, 2017 at 6:03 AM

The BMW 5 Series has been on the scene since 1972, and now the vehicle is in its seventh generation.

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About that Autonomous Vehicle. . . .

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 22, 2017 at 6:02 AM

One of the bigger issues related to the average consumer’s receptivity to autonomous vehicles has nothing to do with, say, the SAE taxonomy and knowing whether something is Level 2 or Level 3, and nothing to do with whether someone was watching a film about hobbits and orcs when they should have been paying attention to the road ahead.

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Intel Creating 100 Level 4 Autonomous Vehicles

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 10, 2017 at 12:24 PM

Intel is building a fleet of fully autonomous—as in SAE Level 4 (“Automated Driving System of all aspects of the dynamic driving task, even if a human driver does not respond appropriately to a request to intervene”)—vehicles—100 of them--that will be launched later this year for testing in the US, Israel and Europe.

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Can Autonomy Help Reduce Diabetes?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 10, 2017 at 6:30 AM

Autonomous vehicles may have a future benefit that no one ever talks about: Overall health improvement for the people formerly known as “drivers.” This is a conclusion that can be drawn from a recent Gallup survey that shows that Transportation workers—as in people who drive long-haul trucks for a living (as well as bus drivers, pilots, and even ship personnel)—have a higher rate of diabetes than other major occupations.

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2017 Kia Niro Touring

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 09, 2017 at 6:28 AM

What surprised me about the Kia Niro was not the 47 mpg that I achieved without trying.

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Mazda, CARB and PSA North America: Car Talk

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 07, 2017 at 6:22 AM

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars, an annual event, was held last week in Traverse City, Michigan.

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Conti & Magna and the Run North to CAR MBS

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 01, 2017 at 6:29 AM

Yesterday through Thursday, the Grand Traverse Resort in northern Michigan is the epicenter of automotive technology as here the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is holding its annual Management Briefing Seminars (MBS), which brings together the best and the brightest and boldest in the automotive industry.

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