Exploring the Hellcat’s expansive powerband is nothing short of transformative. Getting out of the car afterward, one might resemble Moses coming down from Mount Sinai with a glowing aura after conversing with God....More
In India, top software engineers are considered as cool as top athletes. In the U.S., software engineers could not compete with badminton players in popularity, much less baseball and football stars....More
Chinese components are priced so low that Indian manufacturers are seeking anti-dumping duties. But India also has a free-trade agreement with the ASEAN trade bloc that allows duty-free imports of parts made in those countries....More
ZF hosted journalists for a 1-day TechAcademy at a former runway in Greenville, SC, to demonstrate its capabilities in chassis and driveline technologies. Eight-speed, 9-speed and dual-clutch transmissions were among the systems evaluated, as well as rear-wheel steering.
The connected-music platform, dubbed “Entourage Radio,” will provide a single, consistent interface that will allow vehicle passengers to access everything from AM/FM radio to downloaded music through the car’s audio head unit....More
Surprisingly, it was planned as a small-volume engine for high-performance compact S4s and S5s. Now it is Audi's only V-6 available in midrange A6s and A7s, the flagship A8 sedan and Q5, SQ5 and Q7 CUVs....More
The technology is based on a modular and scalable architecture which allows for greater freedom of packaging and design for a broad range of applications and helps lower lifecycle costs, the supplier says....More
Automotive engineers gathered recently at Detroit's Cobo Center for SAE 2014 Convergence to map the future of electronics as it enables autonomous vehicles, electric drivetrains, new human-machine interfaces, greater connectivity and faster computing speeds. The conference featured several panel sessions, and 70 companies exhibited on the show floor. IAV also demonstrated its highly automated concept vehicle on Detroit highways.
The prevailing view that automated systems first will be used in Europe and North America is being challenged by Chinese interest in what Magna International executive Frank O’Brien calls the digital lifestyle....More