Cars were once predominately valued in steel, glass, rubber, and aluminum. Now it’s silicon. Electronics developments drive the vehicles of today and tomorrow.
The number of sensors on the average vehicle continues to rise, but it’s how you take that information and relay it to the driver that really matters.
While consumer electronics have long had a fast development cadence, these speeds are indicative of the pace that the auto industry must move in this space.
This process combines breakthrough innovation with business needs—which means it really is rather clever.
Here’s a midsize that looks hot, yet which has a choice of powertrains that will make people feel comfortable even if they’re green.
Chances are, if you’ve experienced an automatic start-stop system, it has been in a hybrid vehicle, a luxury vehicle, or a vehicle with a manual transmission. Ford engineers have developed one that is being offered in the 2013 Fusion. And it works with the automatic transmission.
When it comes to minivans, one thing matters most: Packaging.
As you may know, assembly line workers in Japanese plants often wear uniforms, including hats.
The LT1 6.2-liter Small Block V8 developed for the 2014 Corvette Stingray will produce an estimated 450-hp and an estimated 450 lb-ft of torque.
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