The challenge of meeting the technical and economic costs of building safer vehicles with increasingly tough regulatory targets is not something highly appreciated in Washington circles, a former Ford executive says....More
Most of Canada’s substantial auto-manufacturing industry is in southern Ontario, and the privately owned 83-year-old Ambassador Bridge is busy with truck traffic carrying vehicles and auto parts between the two countries....More
The skills required to design and build future engines also will change dramatically. Traditionally the turf of mechanical engineers, training related to thermal sciences, computer simulation and materials science will be key....More
Improvements such as reducing mechanical friction within the engine and replacing the belt-driven water pump with an electric version have yielded double-digit fuel-economy improvements, Toyota says....More
The new 2.0L and 2.5L engines represent the first time Porsche, which has a rich legacy of horizontally opposed piston engines, has developed one that combines turbocharging and only four cylinders....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.
In a Q&A, Jerry Mullinax, whose father is the father of 1-price selling, tells how he makes it work today, why he’s stayed strictly with Ford all these years and what makes people trust a dealership....More