The Automotive Design & Production Production Zone consists of the hardware—tools, machining centers, grinders, etc.—that is used in automotive manufacturing.
You can purpose build or you can spread your risks when developing a car powered by electricity.
While there are plenty of electric motors in automobiles—for everything from the windshield wipers to the power windows— the number of electric motors where the internal combustion engine normally sits is still pretty low. There is only one way to learn how to build them, which is to build them, and that’s just what GM is doing in a plant in Baltimore.
Sometimes you feel like driving a sport sedan like, well, something that might be well suited to a track. Oftentimes you want to drive a sports sedan like you’re going to buy a carton of milk (because you are). The 2014 Lexus IS has been engineered to handle both with aplomb.
Although the RAV4 has plenty of heritage in the small crossover segment, competition has gotten a whole lot tougher, so Toyota has made significant changes to the fourth-generation model.
What do you do when you need to produce parts on a new VMC but don't want to invest in the equipment?
While the folks up in Manitoba at KOR EcoLogic are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to create the Urbee 2, a wholly 3D-printed vehicle, right now, Local Motors is, this very moment (until May 13, 2014), running, in cooperation with the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge.
Remember Henrik Fisker?
Automobility in New York City pretty much seems to be dominated by yellow Ford Escape Hybrids and buses, both municipal and touristic.