Automotive Engineering

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

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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By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 05, 2019 at 7:16 AM

Given the fact that you are reading this on your phone, computer or tablet, and given that there is a seemingly endless array of things that you can be reading related to the auto industry on those devices at this very moment, you’re possibly unaware of the fact that AD+P actually publishes an ink-on-paper magazine, something that is becoming increasingly rare in this day and age. 

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On the 2020 Kia Soul

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Something for everyone who isn’t anyone done differently: Still distinctive after all these years.

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Lincoln Corsair Takes Form. Sophisticated, Presumably.

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 27, 2019 at 8:40 AM

Lincoln launched the MKC, a premium compact crossover, in mid-2014.

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2019 Buick Enclave Avenir

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 22, 2019 at 7:47 AM

According to the folks at Buick, “The Enclave Avenir is Buick’s highest expression of luxury in an SUV.”  And the base price for the vehicle, including the $995 for delivery, is $54,495.

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Bill Gates Meets LiDAR

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 21, 2019 at 7:20 AM

While there is a burgeoning proliferation of companies that are in the LiDAR space, each with its own take on utilizing laser pulses to create a precise map of its surroundings for purposes of ADAS or full-blown automation, a Seattle-based company has a distinction that certainly sets it apart from its competitors.

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2019 Chevrolet Blazer Premier AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 20, 2019 at 7:20 AM

The 2019 Chevy Blazer is the most-complete Chevy I’ve ever driven, as in seemingly every detail of the crossover having been carefully considered and appropriately executed, from the front end that has a design the likes of which is absolutely rare in a category of vehicles that is getting more undifferentiated by the moment to even consideration given to the piping on the IP.  

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NVIDIA Launches DRIVE Constellation

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 18, 2019 at 8:54 PM

NVIDIA has announced that its DRIVE Constellation simulation platform is now available for developers of autonomous systems.

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The Transformation of the Auto Industry

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 18, 2019 at 7:12 AM

One of the ways that Karma marked its fifth anniversary was announcing that it has invested $7.5-million in its Irvine, California, facility, including a powertrain test facility.

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Take a Look at Additive Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 15, 2019 at 7:52 AM

Giving the growing increase in interest in additive manufacturing in the auto industry, our sibling publication Additive Manufacturing held a conference dedicated to that subject at the 2019 North American International Auto Show.

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Painting a McLaren

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 12, 2019 at 7:58 AM

The new McLaren 720S Spider by MSO: No, we’re not going to talk about the performance of the car that’s powered by a 710-hp, 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8.

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