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.

VW Growing in China

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 28, 2019 at 11:45 AM

When the population of a city that you may not even have heard of has 8 million people, odds are good that what’s thought regarding the viability of EVs may not be the case.

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The Racing Special: Shelby Mustang GT350 & the Detroit Grand Prix

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 28, 2019 at 6:40 AM

Does anyone who has any interest in performance vehicles not want to learn more about the  2019 Shelby GT350 Mustang? Does anyone who has any interest in NASCAR or IndyCar not want to learn more about Team Penske, the team extraordinaire?  There’s more right here.

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What GM’s New Platform Means

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 22, 2019 at 8:52 AM

What is a “terabyte” and why does it matter? For GM, its new electronic platform will provide the ability to handle massive amounts of data for improved mobility.

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Bosch Improves Economics for Autonomous Air Taxis

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 21, 2019 at 8:37 AM

MEMs sensors developed for automotive applications just might make air taxis possible thanks to the affordability provided by scale. Bosch is addressing this advance.

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“Autopilot” or Not: YOU Drive the Vehicle

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 21, 2019 at 6:11 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a fatal traffic accident that occurred on March 1 involving a Tesla Model 3 with Autopilot active and the trailer of a tractor-trailer.

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Ford and Continuous Improvement for Hybrids

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 17, 2019 at 1:21 PM

Ford is no stranger to hybrids. Yet all things considered, it hasn’t seemed to be that engaged. And that’s changing in a big way.

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MTU Research to Boost Fuel Economy ~20%

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 14, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Researchers are using V2X communications and other methods to provide vehicles with a significant increase in fuel economy.

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What to Know About Automated Driving Made Interesting

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 13, 2019 at 6:26 AM

“As technology continues to progress, so does our ability to improve products. At Toyota, we do not pursue innovation simply because we can; we pursue it because we should.”

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Winning in the Future Automotive Market

By: Paul Eichenberg - May 03, 2019 at 12:03 PM

As the automotive industry races toward the overall electrification, autonomy, and connectivity of vehicles, the related technologies are transforming from predominantly hardware-based systems to software-driven electronics.

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Micromobility Matters, It Seems

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 01, 2019 at 4:11 PM

"While DENSO is certainly concerned about the projected future decline of new car sales in the United States, we are also very excited about the growth possibilities offered by the new types of mobility that are being pioneered by startup companies around the world." 

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2019 Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 30, 2019 at 6:30 AM

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” isn’t exactly the sort of thing that someone who writes for a living feels really happy about, but when it comes to the Lexus RC 350 F Sport, thousands of words, indeed.

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Bollinger Motors: The Craft Movement for the Auto Industry?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 29, 2019 at 6:43 AM

Robert Bollinger is not your typical guy with an industrial design degree from Carnegie Mellon. Although he had hoped to study automotive design, that wasn’t in the cards.

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