Automotive Sales and Industry Production

The Detroit Auto Show’s Summer Strategy

By: Bill Hampton - August 26, 2019 at 3:54 AM

Next year’s auto show in Detroit will move from early January to mid-June and double in size with 1 million square feet of new outdoor “floorspace” devoted to hands-on activities.


Track-Testing Schaeffler’s e-Mobility Tech

By: Steve Plumb - August 19, 2019 at 10:35 AM

For years Schaeffler Group USA has been helping carmakers make their powertrains more efficient through electrification, supplying everything from components to turnkey systems.


Making Autonomous Driving Tech Market-Ready

By: Bill Hampton - August 12, 2019 at 1:40 AM

Wind River helps developers of advanced autonomous-driving systems deliver safety-certified and production-ready results, says Peter Brown, chief automotive architect.


IAV: Helping Prioritize EV, Autonomy Programs

By: Bill Hampton - July 31, 2019 at 2:05 PM

Carmakers and tier one suppliers face a spike in engineering projects related to electrification and autonomous driving systems.


Testing EV Systems for Leaks

By: Steve Plumb - July 22, 2019 at 3:23 AM

Nobody wants water leaking into electric car battery packs. But keeping them dry can be a challenge, says Thomas Parker, North American automotive sales manager for Inficon Holding AG.


Freudenberg Technology Innovation's 10-Year Vision

By: Bill Hampton - July 15, 2019 at 3:08 AM

German materials expert Freudenberg SE helps find products and applications its divisions will need 10 years from now through its Freudenberg Technology Innovation unit.

Automotive Mobility

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.


How Metamoto Speeds Driver-Assist Features

By: Steve Plumb - 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.


GHSP: from Metal Stamping to Electronic Controls

By: Bill Hampton - 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.


ArcelorMittal and Third-Gen Auto Steels

By: Steve Plumb - 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.

Automotive Propulsion Systems

Powertrain Innovations from AAM

By: Steve Plumb - 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.

Automotive Mobility

Ultra-Cheap Transportation for Emerging Markets

By: Bill Hampton - May 06, 2019 at 3:17 AM envisions bringing ultra-low-cost electric transportation to emerging economies that lack such an option, says founder Chris Borroni-Bird.