Turning Car Interiors into Multi-Purpose Rooms

November 13, 2017 at 1:18 AM

When cars can truly drive themselves, their interiors will become multipurpose rooms that occupants can use to carry on the day’s tasks while moving from point A to point B.


A Steel for Every Purpose

November 07, 2017 at 10:17 AM

Carmakers now have more than 200 grades of high-strength steel to choose from—more than double the options available when the materials were introduced four decades ago.


3D Printing at Techniplas

October 30, 2017 at 1:53 AM

Techniplas LLC has been supplying complex plastic components to the auto industry for nearly 100 years.


Bridging the Physical and Virtual Worlds

October 23, 2017 at 1:18 AM

Carmakers are learning to link the physical world of carmaking with the virtual world of software, says Mike Ray, global business development manager for Autodesk Inc.


ZF’s “See,” “Think” and “Act” Strategy

October 16, 2017 at 1:26 AM

Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen AG aims to be a global leader in automated driving, integrated safety and electronic mobility, says Mamatha Chamarthi, the company’s chief digital officer.


Timing the EV Revolution

October 09, 2017 at 2:58 AM

The auto industry is moving toward electrified powertrains quickly, but there are regional differences, says Eric Fedewa, senior manager of global market intelligence for Eaton’s Vehicle Group.


Adaptable Vehicle Interiors

October 02, 2017 at 2:00 AM

Equipping cars to drive themselves raises the question, What will you do when you’re not at the controls?


A More Shapely Home for Pistons

September 25, 2017 at 3:00 AM

For decades, engine builders have tried to give an engine’s pistons perfect cylinders in which to move up and down.


Getting the Weight Out

September 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM

The challenge of making cars lighter for the sake of efficiency is more important than ever as vehicle makers ponder hybrid, battery and fuel cell powertrains—all of which weigh more than traditional piston engines.


Mining Data from Connected Vehicles

September 11, 2017 at 5:12 AM

Just one million self-driving cars on the road would “talk” to each other by making and using as much data per day as 40% of the world’s population consumes.


LMC Sales Outlook for 2017

September 04, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Global demand for new passenger vehicles will grow 2% this year, but volume in North America will decline by the same ratio, predicts Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of Forecasting for LMC Automotive.


Toyota’s Success in Latin America

August 28, 2017 at 2:05 AM

Car sales in Latin America plunged from 6.2 million units in 2013 to 4.2 million last year. But Toyota nearly doubled its market share in the same period.