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.

Lincoln Corsair Takes Flight

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 17, 2019 at 6:34 AM

“We wanted to create a dramatic, youthful Lincoln with terrific harmony.” And with the Corsair, they’ve accomplished what they set out to do.

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A $2-trillion EV Market in 2040?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 16, 2019 at 6:18 AM

Researchers at Accenture Strategy have calculated that by 2040 the EV market will be in excess of $2-trillion in North America and Europe.

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2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 12, 2019 at 6:33 AM

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport is quite simply the most “Cadillac” Cadillac available today.

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About Blackmore and Its Approach to Lidar

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 08, 2019 at 3:56 PM

Stephen Crouch spent some time at Delphi in the earlier part of this decade (pre-spinning off of the company now known as “Aptiv”) as a radar systems engineer where he worked on such things as signal processing algorithms.

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Tesla, China and Sandy Munro

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 08, 2019 at 6:41 AM

Last week, in explaining its Q1 performance, Tesla indicated: “Deliveries were approximately 63,000 vehicles, which was 110% more than the same quarter last year, but 31% less than last quarter.

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Toyota Opens Electrification Patents: What of the Daily 3?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 06, 2019 at 9:02 AM

One of the things that Toyota did when developing the Prius—and realize that the vehicle was first available in 1997 so this is something that has been going on a long time (remember: part of Toyota is the “continuous improvement” mindset)—was to do as much in-house as possible in developing the technology.

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On Electricity

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Think back to visiting an airport about five years ago.

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Tech Watch

By: Scott Anderson - April 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM

 

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Velodyne Passes 30,000 Lidar Systems

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 03, 2019 at 6:41 AM

Velodyne’s founder and CEO David Hall is credited with inventing, in 2005, real-time, surround-view lidar.

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2019 Buick Enclave Avenir

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 22, 2019 at 7:47 AM

According to the folks at Buick, “The Enclave Avenir is Buick’s highest expression of luxury in an SUV.”  And the base price for the vehicle, including the $995 for delivery, is $54,495.

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Bill Gates Meets LiDAR

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 21, 2019 at 7:20 AM

While there is a burgeoning proliferation of companies that are in the LiDAR space, each with its own take on utilizing laser pulses to create a precise map of its surroundings for purposes of ADAS or full-blown automation, a Seattle-based company has a distinction that certainly sets it apart from its competitors.

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2019 Chevrolet Blazer Premier AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 20, 2019 at 7:20 AM

The 2019 Chevy Blazer is the most-complete Chevy I’ve ever driven, as in seemingly every detail of the crossover having been carefully considered and appropriately executed, from the front end that has a design the likes of which is absolutely rare in a category of vehicles that is getting more undifferentiated by the moment to even consideration given to the piping on the IP.  

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