The upbeat responses stem from faster-than-expected technical advances and a growing willingness by auto makers to hire new talent and loosen the purse strings for cutting-edge technologies and lighter-weight materials....More
BMW is the sponsor of next year’s project, a derivative of the X3 that will be displayed at SEMA. GM is next in line, with students working on a small urban car that Gen Z (those born in the 1990s) would want in 2020....More
“We can build the entire vehicle in 20 hours vs. 40 hours for a conventional vehicle,” a BMW executive says. That's from the time the vehicle parts are stamped in the body shop until the completed EV rolls off the assembly line....More
Luxury-segment cars typically launch new technologies before the features begin to show up in conventional mass-produced vehicles. So it’s no surprise that the new S-Class is studded with innovations, including 20 active safety features in the S550....More
The mid-luxury auto maker employed a variety of measures now common in the industry, and some that are not, to get the MDX all-wheel-drive model down to a fighting weight of 4,270 lbs., besting the Audi Q7....More
“Canada is a global leader in producing aluminum, and now has the opportunity to lead the world in the transformation of aluminum into parts for lighter-weight vehicles,” says Michel Dumoulin of the National Research Council....More
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