VW and CNG

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 25, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Electric cars are coming. CNG cars are here right now.

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Automotive Electronics

FCA Adds Uconnect Market: Shopping on the Road

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 25, 2019 at 6:10 AM

While there are several people who are concerned that their car will be hacked in a way analogous to that executed by researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek of a reporter’s Jeep Cherokee for an article in Wired, let’s face it: he was a reporter for Wired who was writing about what those guys could do, not some random person who was on their way to work.

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Automotive Engineering

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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Automotive Management

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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Automotive Powertrain

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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Automotive Design

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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Automotive Interiors

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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Automotive Management

The OEM-Supplier Challenge: It’s Better to Be Liked

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 17, 2019 at 8:32 AM

The North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index (WRI) has been conducted 19 times, and during this period of time Toyota and Honda have dominated when it comes to being thought by Tier 1 suppliers as being the best customers overall.

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Researching the Automotive Future at CSRC

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 13, 2019 at 6:14 AM

These Toyota researchers are working to make driving,  being a passenger in an autonomous vehicle, bicycling, and even walking safer.

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Automotive Electronics

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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Automotive Electronics

Bosch Locates AVs with Precision

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 12, 2019 at 6:56 AM

It goes without saying that an autonomous vehicle really needs to “know” where it is at any given time during its travels.

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Automotive Design

Designing for Dollars?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 11, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Andreas Thurner, formerly of BMW Group design, has been named vice president of Global Design and Architecture within Karma Design, a new business unit.

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