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.

2018 Buick Regal GS AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 02, 2018 at 6:33 AM

For those who grew up driving sedans, or for those who would like an experience that is unlike what’s provided by things with a high H-point, the Buick Regal GS is an intriguing proposition.

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Honda Launches More Efficient EV Charging

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 01, 2018 at 6:24 AM

Honda is testing a program for electric Fit owners that makes charging more cost-efficient, more environmentally appropriate and, perhaps most importantly, allows them to get cash rewards.

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Hot Rods Meet ADAS

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 30, 2018 at 6:37 AM

According to a research study by the Specialty Equipment Market Association, that included input from Ducker Worldwide and the Center for Automotive Research, the electronic content in a new vehicle is greater than 40 percent and the gross margins on some of this content is as high as 60 percent.

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The Genovation GXE: >220 mph and Street Legal

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 23, 2018 at 6:26 AM

A 2019 Corvette Grand Sport has a starting price on the order of $66,950. The Genovation GXE, which is predicated on the Corvette Grand Sport, will set you back some $750,000.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 High Country 4WD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 18, 2018 at 6:30 AM

What Is It? This is a heavy-duty crew-cab pickup that is powered by a Duramax 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel and a box sized (8-ft) and equipped (spray-on liner; moveable upper tiedowns) to handle the sorts of loads that are all about work and possibly recreation, if building full-size Egyptian pyramids happens to be your hobby.

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Confidence in Autonomous: Car eWallet

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 11, 2018 at 9:59 AM

While you probably haven’t thought about how fully autonomous cars will pay road or bridge tolls or paying for an electric charge (assuming, of course, that these autonomous cars are fully electrified), ZF has for more than a year now, and in January 2017 showed off its open automotive transaction platform, Car eWallet.

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Can You Drive an EV in the Rain?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 11, 2018 at 7:34 AM

Although there is a veritable fleet of electric vehicles coming on the global market within the next few years, it seems that if the results of research in the United Kingdom track in any way with the rest of the world then the OEMs are in for a whole lot of electric vehicles sitting unsold in dealer lots.

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Hyundai and Baidu Sign MOU

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 10, 2018 at 9:05 AM

Baidu is a China-based tech company that is regularly referred to as the “Google of China,” given that it has a hugely popular search engine site and is doing a wide range of work that focuses on artificial intelligence for a variety of application, as well as working on autonomous vehicles.

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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 09, 2018 at 7:14 AM

There are two ways to consider the Chevy Bolt. One is the car. The other is the environment it exists in.

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OSRAM and Continental Launch JV

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 03, 2018 at 12:42 PM

As vehicle lighting has been taking on a great level of aesthetic importance over the past several years—thanks, arguably, in large part to Audi, which introduced LED lights on the R8—there is a growing technical importance to them, as well, which has led to the launch of a new joint-venture firm, OSRAM Continental GmbH, which officially went into operation today.

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2018 Cadillac CT6 Platinum AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 03, 2018 at 6:04 AM

While music is certainly associated with cars, I must admit that I’ve never had the experience of driving a Little Deuce Coupe, and while I’ve driven a red Corvette, I didn’t find it to be in the least bit little.

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Everything You Need to Know about the 2019 VW Jetta

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 02, 2018 at 6:34 AM

One of the things we earned by talking with Daniel Shapiro of Volkswagen of America is that the best-selling European nameplate in the U.S. market since 1980 is not something from BMW or Mercedes, but, perhaps not surprisingly, is a car from Volkswagen.

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