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Ultimate Lawn Care
This man is obviously quite interested in the length of his lawn, something that many of us will be in the not-too-distant future: But the point is not the man or the lawn, but the mower.
Blog Published: 4/15/2014
How Honda R&D Engineers Safer Structures
This is the body-in-white, colorful though it may be, of the 2014 Acura MDX: The reason it is so colorfully painted is to emphasize the areas where advanced steels are used, and how they are used, to help make the Acura MDX capable of handling s...
Blog Published: 3/17/2014
Lamborghini and Its Huracán
When Lamborghini went into the Geneva Show for the mass public unveiling of its Gallardo successor, the Huracán, the company said that through a series of private showings, it had already booked orders for 700 units.
Blog Published: 3/7/2014
Magna’s Innovative Concept
To be a first-rate supplier nowadays doesn’t simply mean making parts, components or systems to spec.
Blog Published: 3/6/2014
BMW i8, LV & CFRP
A primary rationalization for the use of carbon fiber for automotive structures—like the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid vehicle—is that it is light, it can allow the creation of exotic forms like, well, the 2+2 vehicle in question, and it is quite strong.
Blog Published: 3/4/2014
A New Porsche Under $10K
When people ask me what my all-time favorite car design is, without hesitation I say, “Porsche 911.” What other car can you think of that has had a consistently outstanding design for 50 years?
Blog Published: 2/27/2014
Citroen Is a Little More Serious
Although the forthcoming Geneva auto show is a place where vehicle manufacturers are going to be debuting some rather, um, elaborate vehicle designs, in some cases the automotive versions of the women’s hats worn at the Kentucky Derby, PSA/Peugeot C...
Blog Published: 2/26/2014
Brammo Introduces a New, Fast EV
One thing that is certain about electric vehicles (EVs) is that when you’re going zero miles per hour, you pretty quickly get to a much higher speed rather quickly thanks to the nature of an electric motor versus, say, an internal combustion engine.
Blog Published: 2/11/2014
Kremlinology & the 2015 Ford F-150
Back in the days of the Cold War, there was a practice called “Kremlinology” in the West, wherein analysts (think: CIA) would take things like Pravda and try to figure out whether there was some deeper meaning that could be ferreted out from photos,...
Blog Published: 2/8/2014
Triple Lutz
No, that headline is not a reference to a now somewhat passé move that will be performed during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games Figure Skating competitions.
Blog Published: 2/3/2014

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