This zone covers the materials, processes, equipment and expertise used in vehicle development, from turbochargers to transmissions.
Honda put its people in California, Ohio and Alabama to work to develop an all-new, third-generation three-row crossover, the Pilot.
It’s been a long time both in terms of years and corporate changes since the first XC90 was introduced in 2002. Now the company is almost reintroducing itself to the world with the second-generation vehicle, a vehicle that states Volvo is back like never before.
While gas is comparatively inexpensive as Hyundai introduces its new hybrids, the company knows that things can change. To say nothing of the fact that there are issues like CAFE to be addressed.
While the drive to reduce emissions from cars and trucks is on-going, the automakers are faced with adding technology to vehicles that cost consumers money, but which can’t be appreciated the same way, say, LED headlamps or satellite radio can.
A couple weeks ago we mentioned that one of the places that Gearheads need to go at some point in their lives is the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. . .but not until December 2015, when the museum, which is undergoing massive refurbishment, reopens.
There are a number of fabulous failed tech predictions, like Thomas Watson’s 1943 comment, “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers,” and he was chairman of what was to become IBM at the time.