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 Training Engineers for EVs

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 05, 2018 at 6:25 AM

Last week, Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the brand Board of Management responsible for E-Mobility, Volkswagen, said, “Within three years, Volkswagen will be starting production of a total of 27 electric car models for four brands in three regions of the world.

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Of Engines and Brakes and Even More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 04, 2018 at 6:09 AM

You’ve heard a lot about 48-volt systems for vehicles.

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“Beyond Petroleum”

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 30, 2018 at 6:44 AM

The company now known as “BP” goes back to 1901 when British entrepreneur William Knox D’Arcy obtained a 60-year concession to search for oil and gas in Persia.

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German Project to Examine Auto Cybersecurity

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 26, 2018 at 6:37 AM

At the recent annual general meeting of Volkswagen Group, the company’s CEO Dr.

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2018 Nissan Rogue SL AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 25, 2018 at 6:49 AM

As you may recall from a class that you once took once upon a time, argumentum ad populum is the fallacy that has it that because a lot of people have done or think something, it must be right or good.

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Hyundai Mobis Amplifying Radar Capabilities

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 22, 2018 at 8:38 AM

If you look carefully at the photo below, you’ll notice that the gentleman is (1) looking out the side window, (2) has at least one hand off the wheel, (3) traveling in a moving car (note the spin of the front wheel), and (4) reading a book that appears to be titled Digital Control Systems: Which is probably a useful text because the man is probably one of the engineers—there are 600 now, going to 1,000—who works in R&D for supplier Hyundai Mobis, which has announced that it is committed to developing sensors—primarily radar systems—for autonomous driving.

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Ford Offers iOS Waze Capability

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 17, 2018 at 9:30 AM

The popularity of iPhones notwithstanding, there seems to be extensive agreement that the Maps app on the phone isn’t particularly good for purposes of navigation.

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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 15, 2018 at 6:54 AM

“As with the XF sedan, every line on the Sportbrake serves a clear purpose, creating a fast sweeping silhouette.”

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2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 15, 2018 at 5:53 AM

Speaking of the Range Rover Velar, a midsize sport utility vehicle that is positioned in the brand’s lineup between the Evoque on the smaller side and the Range Rover Sport on the larger end, Land Rover Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern, said: “We call the Velar the avant-garde Range Rover.

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The 2019 Ram 1500 Up Close

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 14, 2018 at 6:46 AM

The pickup-truck segment in the U.S. market is somewhat like the vehicles themselves: big.

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Audi’s Simple But Smart Driver Assistance

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 10, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) systems, when fully implemented, could have a tremendous effect on transportation patterns.

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Geely Going with Ultracapacitors

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 09, 2018 at 10:07 AM

When the discussion of electrified vehicles comes up, the subject of lithium-ion batteries soon emerges.

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