Automotive Engineering

This zone covers the materials, processes, equipment and expertise used in vehicle development, from turbochargers to transmissions.

All About Achates

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 12, 2018 at 7:51 AM

David Johnson, president and CEO of Achates Power, knows that opposed-piston (OP) engines aren’t exactly new things.

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Volvo Funding Tech Startups

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 02, 2018 at 6:45 AM

Volvo Cars has announced that it has launched an investment fund—the Volvo Cars Tech Fund—that is specifically focused on investing in tech startups around the globe.

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Buick Gives the Envision a New Look

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 27, 2018 at 6:54 AM

Although the Buick Envision was launched as a model year 2016 luxury compact crossover, it hasn’t taken Buick long to do a refresh of the vehicle, both in terms of new sheet metal on the exterior as well beneath the skin.

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McLaren Senna: No Need to Say More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 15, 2018 at 6:42 AM

At the front of the McLaren Senna there are four aero surfaces: the front splitter, active aero blades, fixed aero blades, and slot-gaps positioned between the headlights and the daytime running lights.

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Kona, Powertrains and Autonomous Vehicles

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 05, 2018 at 6:49 AM

Hyundai Motor America is launching a B-segment crossover in the U.S., and John Juriga, Director of Powertrain, Hyundai-Kia Technical Center, talks about it on this edition of “Autoline After Hours.” Juriga points out that the Kona is based on an all-new platform and slots in the company’s CUV lineup below the Tucson, Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 24, 2018 at 6:16 AM

When I was growing up, my dad always bought sedans.

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The Rhino GX Executive SUV: Really

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 23, 2018 at 6:29 AM

Are you the sort of person who likes to roll in a vehicle that looks like it can withstand the impact of an FIM-92 Stinger missile yet like to have all of the comforts of a high-end vehicle?

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Adient: Lighten Up and Fly

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 17, 2018 at 8:51 AM

Seating supplier Adient is assiduously working to reduce the weight of seats.

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Engineering Crossovers

By: Gary S. Vasilash - January 08, 2018 at 6:11 AM

According to Autodata, for 2017, the number of cars of all shapes and price points sold in the U.S. was 6,332,925.

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2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 29, 2017 at 6:36 AM

The thing about the Chevy Colorado ZR2: If your idea of “off road” has something to do with parking on the lawn to attend a concert, you don’t need this truck.

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Aston Martin, James Bond & A Lot About True Luxury

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 18, 2017 at 6:05 AM

If someone said to you: “Quick, name me three luxury car brands,” you would probably answer something like, “BMW, Lexus and Cadillac” or “Mercedes, Infiniti and Lincoln.” And if you were to ask Simon Sproule to name three, none of those six would make the list.

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2018 Ford Mustang: Need We Say More?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 11, 2017 at 6:23 AM

The “refresh” of the 2018 Mustang is like getting doused with a bucket of ice-cold water in the Sahara: it is nothing if not absolutely bracing.

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