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Clever Engineering Slashes Cost of ZF’s L2+ ADAS – Autoline Exclusives

March 30th, 2021 at 9:41am

ZF calls it coAssist. It’s an ADAS system with adaptive cruise control with automated lane changes, traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition and automated garage parking. And it’s available on the Dongfeng Aeolus Yixuan, a compact sedan that sells for under $15,000. Christophe Marnat from ZF explains how they designed coAssist for low cost cars.

CarParts.com Going Electric – Autoline Exclusives

March 26th, 2021 at 3:48pm

With all of the automotive world moving toward electric, shoppers will start flooding aftermarket parts sites looking for the components to keep their vehicles operating properly. CarParts.com is already making the transition and Mia Bevacaqua, the company’s Chief Mechanic and Technical Writer, takes us through some of the parts it’s offering. We also get into some of the other challenges the industry will face as more EVs start hitting the street.

BorgWarner’s Pivot From Combustion to Electric – Autoline Exclusives

March 24th, 2021 at 3:22pm

BorgWarner is undergoing a transformation from a 100-year old supplier with expertise in combustion technology, to a leader in electric vehicle systems and components. It’s making major investments in EVs, knowing they will not pay off for years. But it knows that’s where the industry is headed, and it’s going to be ready. Fred Lissalde, President and CEO, explains BorgWarner’s strategy and how it’s rolling it out.

From Starving Entrepreneur To A Leader in Cyber, OTA & Vehicle Networking – Autoline Exclusives

March 19th, 2021 at 3:20pm

Dave Robins is an entrepreneur who started Intrepid Control Systems 25 years ago. He admits it was tough to get things going and that he starved during his 20’s. But over time he was able to grow the company. Today Intrepid is a leader in its field with offices around the world and a customer list that includes most of the world’s automakers.

Martinrea Improves Brake Lines with Graphene – Autoline Exclusives

February 26th, 2021 at 3:25pm

Graphene is an allotrope of carbon and has some pretty amazing properties. It’s really only been around for the last 15 years or so, which means we’re just starting to scratch the surface of its possible uses. Join us in this interview to learn about the benefits Canadian supplier Martinrea is seeing from applying a graphene coating to brake lines.

New Elantra Proves Hyundai’s Commitment to Sedans – Autoline Exclusives

February 2nd, 2021 at 4:18pm

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra was recently awarded the title of North American Car of the Year. Get behind the wheel and it’s easy to see why the jury gave it the top honors. Here, Mike Evanoff, Senior Manager of Product Planning for Hyundai Motor America takes us through the highlights of the all-new sedan. Plus, he shares a few surprises right around the corner for the Elantra.

Smart Glass Can Improve Your EV’s Range – Autoline Exclusives

January 29th, 2021 at 4:20pm

Self-tinting or smart glass features a thin layer of nanoparticles sandwiched between two panes of glass. When an electrical charge is applied or removed from the nanoparticle layer, the particles either line up to let light through or scatter to block it out. We first experienced this several years ago in Maybach version of the previous generation of Mercedes S-Class and it worked really well. Today, as Joe Harary, President and CEO of Research Frontiers, maker of smart glass, tell us it’s technology will not only help extend the range of the upcoming all-electric, hand-built Cadillac Celestiq sedan, but that it also has a number of other uses as well.

Hubject Lets You Plug&Charge Safely – Autoline Exclusives

January 26th, 2021 at 12:43pm

With electric vehicles gaining traction in the market, easy charging and secure & convenient payment systems are important. Hubject is the technology provider behind the Ionity (EU) & Electrify America (US) implementations. We talked with Barton Sidles, US business lead for Hubject, to learn about Plug&Charge and what it is doing to maximize convenience and security.

8 Track: The First Mobile App – Autoline Exclusives

January 8th, 2021 at 4:16pm

Listening to your own music inside a car is a luxury that we now tend to take for granted. But before digital music files, CDs or cassette tapes came around, people were forced to listen to whatever the radio DJ wanted to play. That really changed in the mid-60′s when 8 Tracks were introduced. However, 8 Track wasn’t the only solution out there and the story of how the technology became the popular choice is very interesting. Author RJ King has written a book all about the 8 Track and we’re also joined in this interview by RJ’s father, John King, who was project engineer for the 8 Track tape player at Ford.

Scania Sheds Light on Its Solar Trailer – Autoline Exclusives

December 28th, 2020 at 12:00pm

It’s not just passenger vehicles that are facing stricter emission standards, so are commercial trucks and buses. That’s led a number of companies to revisit ways of improving their big trucks, and while solar panels have never really gained a foot hold in the automotive market, Scania sees benefits when they’re paired with a large tractor trailer.