Tech

MicroSnap: Flexible Pods for Last-Mile Transport

July 01, 2019 at 1:26 AM

Mobility visionary Rinspeed AG’s new MicroSNAP concept features self-driving, electric mini-“skateboards” that carry a wide variety of plug-in pods for last mile transport of people or goods.

Tech

How Metamoto Speeds Driver-Assist Features

June 24, 2019 at 2:44 AM

Metamoto Inc. offers tools that help reduce development time for driver-assist and autonomous-driving systems, says Jeff Blackburn, head of business development.

Tech

GHSP: from Metal Stamping to Electronic Controls

June 10, 2019 at 2:45 AM

Michigan-based GHSP Inc. started a century ago as a metal stamping company. Today, it’s a full-fledged electronic controls supplier.

Tech

ArcelorMittal and Third-Gen Auto Steels

May 27, 2019 at 2:31 AM

In the past, moving to stronger steels meant accepting greater limits to formability. Now third-gen advanced steels are overcoming those challenges, says ArcelorMittal's Ram Iyer.

Powertrain

Powertrain Innovations from AAM

May 13, 2019 at 1:21 AM

American Axle & Manufacturing makes SUVs and crossovers significantly more efficient with its EcoTrac disconnecting all-wheel-drive system, says David Crecelius, director of product engineering-electrification.

Mobility

Ultra-Cheap Transportation for Emerging Markets

May 06, 2019 at 3:17 AM

AFreeCar.org envisions bringing ultra-low-cost electric transportation to emerging economies that lack such an option, says founder Chris Borroni-Bird.

Mobility

EY: Bullish About Car Sales—and Mobility as a Service

April 29, 2019 at 12:23 AM

EY is bullish about the conventional auto industry but urges it to embrace a strategy that combines carmaking with the emerging trend toward mobility as a service.

Mobility

VSI: Helping Developers Integrate Safety, Autonomy

April 15, 2019 at 2:34 AM

Minneapolis-based VSI Labs advises designers of active safety and automated driving systems on planning and engineering during the early stages of development.

Powertrain

Dana Tech Spans Drivetrain Spectrum

April 08, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Dana Inc. offers advanced powertrain technologies for everything from conventional piston-powered vehicles to hybrids, all-electric and fuel cell systems—and from cars to commercial trucks and offroad vehicles.

Mobility

EY: Rinspeed’s Micro-SNAP Delivery System

April 01, 2019 at 3:40 AM

EY has partnered with Swiss-based Rinspeed AG for several years on evolving approaches to advanced mobility and how to manage the ecosystem in which they operate.

Tech

Steel’s Role in EVs, Autonomous Cars

March 25, 2019 at 2:56 AM

Demand for advanced high-strength steels will continue as carmakers launch more electric and self-driving vehicles, says SMDI’s Jody Hall.

Tech

Speeding EV, Autonomous Car Development

March 18, 2019 at 3:05 AM

Dassault Systemes has expanded its core expertise in software for design and engineering to vehicle electrification, autonomous cars and advanced driver aid systems.