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.

Tech

Auto Interiors in an Autonomous World

By: Steve Plumb - 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

By: Steve Plumb - 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.

Automotive 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.

Business

Detroit Auto Show Confirms Move to June

By: Bill Hampton - 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

By: Bill Hampton - 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

By: Steve Plumb - 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.

Tech

ESI’s Interactive Virtual Prototyping

By: Bill Hampton - June 30, 2018 at 11:55 AM

ESI Group produces virtual prototyping software that enables users to simulate a product’s performance, manufacturability, ease of assembly and more, says Application Engineer Jacob Peterson.

Tech

IAV: Digitizing the Product Development Process

By: Steve Plumb - June 18, 2018 at 2:22 AM

The auto industry’s pursuits of electrification, autonomous driving and next-generation manufacturing are driving a record pace of activity at IAV Automotive Engineering Inc.

Tech

Verifying Prototype Parts Faster

By: Steve Plumb - June 11, 2018 at 12:55 PM

A big bottleneck in testing prototype parts is verifying that the component actually matches the original digital design, notes Jeff Schipper, director of special operations for Proto Labs Inc. in Maple Plain, Minn.

Tech

HBPO and Lightweighting

By: Steve Plumb - June 04, 2018 at 1:23 AM

HBPO North America has doubled its sales in 2016-2018 and by year-end will open four more manufacturing plants in the region, says President Diana Mannino.

EY: Managing Mobility Services

By: Bill Hampton - May 28, 2018 at 5:06 PM

EY says companies have invested some $115 billion on initiatives that will bring more change in personal transportation over the next five years than has occurred in the past 30 years.