Tech

YFAI’s “Smart” Interior Surfaces

September 17, 2018 at 2:16 AM

The next big thing in automotive interiors will be aesthetic surfaces that can double as functional controls, says Nathan Bowen at Yanfeng Automotive Interior Systems Co.

Finance

OESA Counsels Diligence about Sales

September 10, 2018 at 2:46 AM

The North American auto industry should remain diligent about potential “trip wires” to continued growth, says Mike Jackson, executive director of strategy and research for the Original Equipment Suppliers Assn.

Mobility

Coordinating SNAP and Multi-Modal Transport

September 03, 2018 at 1:02 AM

SNAP is an electrified self-driving shuttle concept from Switzerland’s Rinspeed AG that carries detachable pods aboard a “skateboard” platform that contains the powertrain, battery and electronic controls.

Tech

Adaptive Lighting Moves Inside the Car

August 27, 2018 at 11:59 AM

The technology that enables adaptive headlamps to adjust their beams according to conditions is moving into the passenger cabin, notes Steve Lietaert, president of Hella Corporate Center USA.

Tech

Aligning Virtual Prototyping with Reality

August 20, 2018 at 2:30 AM

ESI Group’s SimulationX virtual prototyping software helps speed product development by enabling more accurate computer simulations, says Alan Arico.

Sales

LMC: Global Car Sales Will Grow 2% in 2018

August 13, 2018 at 2:02 AM

Global car sales this year will expand 2% to 97.5 million units, as gains in most markets offset a slight dip in North America, says LMC Automotive’s Jeff Schuster.

Mobility

Auto Interiors in an Autonomous World

August 06, 2018 at 6:02 PM

The auto industry’s transition to self-driving cars will bring a huge change in the way vehicle interiors are designed, says Adient’s Nicholas Petouhoff.

Tech

Leak-Testing for EV Batteries

July 30, 2018 at 12:04 AM

Leak-testing expert INFICON Holding AG can help carmakers keep moisture out of electronic devices, including under-floor batteries for electric cars.

Mobility

Flexible Mobility and a System to Integrate Mobility Services

July 23, 2018 at 2:24 AM

EY used this year’s Geneva auto show to highlight two technologies designed for the future of personal mobility.

Sales

Detroit Auto Show Confirms Move to June

July 23, 2018 at 12:30 AM

The Detroit auto show confirms earlier reports that it will move from its traditional mid-January event to the week of June 8, beginning in 2020.

Tech

Honda’s Laser-Welded, Hot-Stamped Door System

July 16, 2018 at 2:45 AM

Honda and steelmaker ArcelorMittal have been developing advanced techniques to weld varying types and thicknesses of steel into sheets, then hot-stamp them into the structural “rings” that frame the outer and inner parts of a vehicle’s door.

Tech

Wind River: Simplifying the Connected Car

July 09, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Wind River Systems Inc.’s software for the Internet of Things is a natural fit for the auto industry’s move into advanced driver assist features and autonomous driving, says Peter Brown, chief automotive architect.