Automotive Propulsion Systems

Electrification at AAM

By: Bill Hampton - May 21, 2018 at 1:32 AM

American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. has expanded well beyond its roots as a supplier of rear axles for pickup trucks and SUVs.

Tech

Helping Carmakers Electrify Faster

By: Bill Hampton - May 14, 2018 at 2:38 AM

Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor supplies discrete chips and integrated electronic systems to carmakers for everything from lighting and safety to electrification and autonomous driving.

Automotive Mobility

Integrating Mobility Services with EY’s Tesseract Platform

By: Bill Hampton - May 07, 2018 at 1:18 AM

EY’s Tesseract mobility platform helps conquer the challenges of creating effective business models for future mobility services.

Tech

Press-Hardened Steels, and Beyond

By: Steve Plumb - April 30, 2018 at 2:37 AM

One of the auto industry’s fastest-growing material applications is press-hardened steel for crash safety and lightweighting, says Gagan Tandon, director of product development for ArcelorMittal.

Lightweighting Automotive Materials

Shiloh: Lightweighting without Compromise

By: Steve Plumb - April 23, 2018 at 1:57 AM

Lightweighting is an auto industry staple these days, and there are “significant” opportunities for further gains, says Shiloh Industries CEO Ramzi Hermiz.

Automotive Mobility

A Body-Swapping “Skateboard”

By: Bill Hampton - April 16, 2018 at 10:31 AM

When fleets of self-driving, on-demand vehicles take to the roads, they’ll be running almost constantly as they pick up and drop off passengers.

Production

ERP Tools for Small Companies

By: Steve Plumb - April 09, 2018 at 10:57 AM

Even small manufacturers can apply enterprise resource planning tools by starting with one key issue to solve, says Ed Potoczak, director of industrial relations for California-based IQMS’s manufacturing ERP software.

Mobility

Building an Urban Mobility Strategy

By: Bill Hampton - April 02, 2018 at 1:51 AM

Creating an effective mobility plan for a city starts with determining needs, then overlaying existing assets on a map to reveal the “new mobility grid,” says international urban mobility consultant Susan Zielinski.

Mobility

Michigan's Mobility Matchmaking

By: Bill Hampton - March 26, 2018 at 12:49 AM

Michigan's PlanetM initiative facilitated some 300 “match meetings” between mobility startups and interested carmakers and suppliers ahead of this year’s Detroit auto show, says Director Seun Phillips.

Tech

Innovation at Roechling Automotive

By: Bill Hampton - March 19, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Roechling Automotive, an expert in plastics processing, has embarked on a dramatic expansion into far more complex products that involve electronics, mechatronics and more.

Mobility

Bosch and Smart Cities

By: Bill Hampton - March 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Bosch is helping to improve the quality of life by using technology to connect homes, buildings and eventually cities, says Frank Sgambati, director of Smart City business development in the U.S.

Automotive Facilities

Helping Cities Assess Mobility Options

By: Bill Hampton - March 05, 2018 at 4:29 AM

City planners recognize the potential power of vehicle connectivity, automation and ride sharing to improve the quality of life for urban dwellers.