Automotive Supply Side

This zone covers the products—from spark plugs to transmissions—developed by automotive suppliers.

2019 Honda Civic Touring

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 08, 2019 at 7:30 AM

While some OEMs are abandoning or de-emphasizing cars, the Civic is now in its 10th generation and going strong—literally and figuratively

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Geely, Volvo to Merge Engine Operations

October 07, 2019 at 8:29 AM

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and its Volvo Car Corp. unit are merging their engine operations to form a new stand-alone business that will develop and supply conventional engines and hybrid-electric systems to Geely’s brands.

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Karma, Hella & Advances in Tech

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 07, 2019 at 6:30 AM

From electrically driven luxury vehicles to headlamps that shine better than jewels

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About the 2020 Lincoln Aviator

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 04, 2019 at 2:47 PM

Where poetry meets engineering. Really.

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Lightening Up Through Topology Optimization

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 04, 2019 at 12:42 PM

Products can be lighter and better through the application of topology optimization. However, they might look somewhat different. . .

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Mazda Sales Weaken But Racing Spirit Is Strong

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 02, 2019 at 7:45 AM

Even though its U.S. sales aren’t doing particularly well, Mazda has launched a new Mazda3 for customers who happen to participate in an international touring car series. Honest.

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Diesels in Europe: Bad Numbers, But Not That Bad

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 01, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Yes, the number of diesels is down in Europe, but comparatively speaking. . . .

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JLR Touts Fuel Cells Over Batteries for Big SUVs

September 30, 2019 at 11:17 AM

Battery power may be a bad idea for large SUVs because of the high aerodynamic drag typical of such vehicles, Jaguar land Rover Ltd. says.

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Koenigsegg Breaks Own Speed/Braking Record

September 27, 2019 at 3:31 PM

Sweden’s Koenigsegg AB says its Regera hybrid-electric supercar has set a new record to go from zero-to-400 kph (249 mph) and back to zero with a time of 31.5 seconds, breaking the mark it set two years earlier by 1.8 seconds.

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EV Truck & SUV That Aren’t Rivian

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM

A closer look at what Bollinger Motors is developing

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Honda Confirms Diesel Phase-Out in Europe

September 23, 2019 at 4:18 PM

Honda Motor Co. confirms it will stop selling diesel-powered vehicles in Europe in 2021 as it moves to more electrified powertrains.

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Robots in the Auto Industry

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 23, 2019 at 6:00 AM

When it comes to the deployment of robots, the auto industry is the hands-down leader. Or maybe that should be “gripper down”

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