Automotive Engineering

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

MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop Knights Edition

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 05, 2019 at 6:00 AM

A special edition of what is arguably a special car because this is a vehicle for people who like to drive and it seems most people now just like to carry stuff in their vehicles and the driving is but a means to an end.

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Waymo and CAE

July 04, 2019 at 9:05 AM

In its effort to transform mobility, Waymo is racking up lots of miles—most of them simulated.

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The Telluride Arrives

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 03, 2019 at 10:02 PM

Big, bold and boxy—Kia is building a midsize crossover in Georgia that combines style with technology.

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Lasers in Parma

July 03, 2019 at 1:06 PM

To say that the GM Parma Metal Center is instrumental in the production of assembly and stampings for the OEM would be a huge understatement: at the 2.3-million ft2 facility the team processes over 1,000 tons of steel per day.

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Deep Dive on the Hyundai Palisade

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 24, 2019 at 6:41 AM

A true indication of how times are changing in the auto industry can be seen in what has happened at Hyundai Motor America, which has just launched an important product in its portfolio, in fact an all-new vehicle that HMA people refer to as the “flagship” for the brand.

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Good News for Sedan Product Planners

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 20, 2019 at 9:45 AM

Sedans may be down, but a global study conducted by Nissan shows that they’re certainly not out.

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2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Numbers Released

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 19, 2019 at 9:59 AM

The aluminum mill in the Mustang Shelby GT500 really churns out some performance.

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2019 Lexus GX 460 Luxury

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 19, 2019 at 6:52 AM

“Is that the big one?” a colleague asked as we approached the 2019 GX 460 in a parking lot.

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Rolls Tribute to Aviators

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 18, 2019 at 6:42 AM

This is a little confusing, but interesting nonetheless.

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The Volvo-Uber Production XC90

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 12, 2019 at 9:34 AM

Think of Uber and Volvo getting readier for prime time in the autonmous vehicle space.

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Students Driving Autonomous Tech Forward

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 10, 2019 at 6:28 AM

This is where the future of autonomous vehicle engineering is going to come from.

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Clever Structural Engineering for EV Motorcycle

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 06, 2019 at 6:18 AM

Although the Vector is an innovative, electric, high-performance café racer, it also happens to be extraordinarily well-designed.

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