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.

2019 Subaru Forester Sport

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 26, 2019 at 6:33 AM

The sales performance of Subaru of America is absolutely astonishing by any measure.

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Rivian Gets Even More Money, Now From Ford

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 24, 2019 at 8:39 AM

The electrification of automotive is serious business. This week it was announced that Ford is making a $500-million equity investment in Rivian.

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Smartphones Optimize EV Parameters

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 24, 2019 at 6:28 AM

The intersection of smartphones and vehicles is growing, as OEMs add all manner of capabilities to their vehicles so that the phones can do more than provide a means by which Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are brought into the cabin.

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Clouds from Both Sides Now: Ford, Autonomic, Amazon, Alibaba

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 24, 2019 at 6:13 AM

Autonomic is a fully owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility. It has developed something it calls the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC).

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The Return of Retro: Zero Labs’ Bronco EV & VW’s ID. BUGGY

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 19, 2019 at 10:33 AM

“I am proud to say, after three years and thousands of hours in development, we have created a meaningful production vehicle so unique that one look is all it takes to forever change the way we separate the relationship between our past and our future.”

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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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