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.

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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BMW Is Electrified By Its Results

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 19, 2017 at 6:32 AM

When a car company puts a headline on its press release covering its global sales for the first three quarters of 2017 and touts the fact that it has sold a lot of electrified vehicles, you know that when you get a little deeper things aren’t particular great.

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2018 Toyota C-HR XLE

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 18, 2017 at 6:08 AM

It is about the design.

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Driving the Mail—Autonomously

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 17, 2017 at 6:03 AM

The U.S. Postal Service is working with the University of Michigan on developing what’s being called an “Autonomous Rural Delivery Vehicle.”

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The Business of Auto and Other Issues

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 16, 2017 at 5:59 AM

Wall Street is enamored of tech companies and even though auto companies, certainly for the past few years, have been as technological as any companies in Silicon Valley or anywhere else, their stocks have been, many think, undervalued, simply because they are perceived as being a part of the “old economy.” But Bloomberg’s Keith Naughton points out on this edition of “Autoline After Hours” that U.S. auto stocks are, for the most part, “back in fashion.” He notes that so far this year GM is up 28 percent, Fiat Chrysler up 95 percent and Ford just 1.2 percent.

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