Automotive Manufacturing Management

LMC: U.S. Car Sales Likely to Slip 2% in 2018

November 22, 2017 at 1:59 AM

Car sales in the U.S. are ending the year stronger than expected.

Mobility

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.

Tech

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.

Tech

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.

Automotive Manufacturing Management

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.

Tech

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.

Hybrid Vehicles

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.

Tech

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?

Tech

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.

Tech

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.

Automotive Manufacturing Management

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.

Tech

Electronic Adapatable Headlamps

August 21, 2017 at 2:09 AM

Your next car may come equipped with electronic headlamps that are permanently on “high” beam, yet create no glare.