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Automotive Production

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The Automotive Design & Production Production Zone consists of the hardware—tools, machining centers, grinders, etc.—that is used in automotive manufacturing.

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  • Automotive Production
  • Technical Developments out of Friedrichshafen & Beyond

    ZF (zf.com) is working to develop technologies that will contribute to safer, more-efficient, and, yes, even automated driving. And we had the chance to literally take these for a drive.

  • Automotive Production
  • Still Scion After All These Years

    Scion has always been a bit, well, quirky. And perhaps in keeping with that off-beat approach to the industry, it is launching two entirely different vehicles—a sedan and a hatch—at the same time. Which, when you realize that they represent 40% of the showroom (the other cars being the FR-S, tC and xB), is somewhat . . . unusual.

  • Automotive Production
  • Inside the NSX

    Although the exterior design is something to behold, the cockpit isn’t any less considered and executed.

  • Automotive Production
  • One Edge. One Ford.

    Ford is taking its Edge to a lot of markets—more than 100. So this second-generation of its midsize two-row crossover has to check a lot of boxes.

  • Automotive Production
  • On the 2016 Acura ILX

    It’s a midcycle update, but more than just a nip-and-tuck for the entry-level Acura, the ILX.

    BLOGS

    2016 Acura ILX Premium with A-Spec

    When you buy a car, you are buying just that: An object made of metal and glass, rubber and plastic.

    When Is a Jaguar Practical?

    The word practical can be defined as functional, sensible, utilitarian.

    300th Show & a ’05 Ford GT

    While there is great anticipation for the forthcoming Ford GT, the previous generation car, which was produced in model years 2005 and 2006, is still among the best designed vehicles ever. [Not Karl’s car.] On “Autoline After Hours” we’ve interviewed Camilo Pardo, who is credited with that car’s design. (We also interviewed Craig Metros, who worked on the next-gen GT.) The new Ford GT setup for racing On this edition of “After Hours” we have a 2005 Ford GT in the studio along with its one-and-only owner, Karl Brauer, who picked up his car in Santa Monica on August 23, 2005, with seven miles clocked on the odometer.