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Fives Cinetic Is Hiring! – Autoline Exclusives

August 23rd, 2023 at 1:56pm

Fives Cinetic is an automotive automation company whose business is booming. It’s expanding in Metro Detroit and Monterrey, Mexico. If you’re a mechanical engineer, controls engineer or in program management they want to hear from you — as long as you’re a go-getter, problem solver.

Why Many People Still Prefer Sedans – 2023 Honda Accord

July 14th, 2023 at 2:11pm

22.1 2023 Honda Accord Touring

Over the last decade it’s been stunning to see how much market share passenger cars lost in the American market. They once commanded over 50% market share, while today it’s under 20%. But that’s still a lot, about the same market share as full-size pickups.

A lot of people prefer sedans because they’re quieter than crossovers thanks to a trunk that is sealed off from the passenger cabin. With their lower center of gravity, they hug the road better. You get less side-to-side head toss on bumpy pavement and less forward pitch under braking. And the 2023 Honda Accord is a good example of why almost one out of five people prefer still passenger cars.

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DSP Concepts Develops A Software Defined Sound System – Autoline Exclusives

July 12th, 2023 at 11:19am

You’ve heard of the software defined vehicle (SDV)? Well this interview is about a software defined sound system. DSP Concepts developed the software that can take sound inputs and outputs and do all kinds of clever things with them. Tesla was the first to jump on board, Mercedes was next, and now almost everyone wants in on the action.

Forvia Uses Ultra Wide Band To Stop Car Thieves Cold – Autoline Exclusives

June 22nd, 2023 at 1:52pm

Car thieves can be clever and technologically savvy. One of their favorites is to capture the radio signal from a key fob and relay that to a car to unlock it and steal it. Forvia is using Ultra Wide Band to prevent that from ever happening, but it also turns out that you can use UWB to make cars safer and more convenient. Timo Krokowski, vice president of program management at Forvia/Hella, explains what they’re doing with UWB.

A Nice Crossover With An Unsatisfactory Powertrain – VW Taos 4Motion

June 19th, 2023 at 3:40pm


Volkswagen of America made a smart decision when it decided to add more crossovers to its lineup. The Tiguan, Atlas and Taos quickly became the best selling models in its lineup, and in that order.

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Compact & Comfortable: Volvo XC40 B5 AWD

June 12th, 2023 at 2:04pm


For now, the XC40 is the most compact crossover in Volvo’s lineup, but it still delivers everything you’d expect from a Volvo. While not as richly appointed as the bigger and more expensive Volvo’s, it’s as refined and solid as they are.

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Engineers Want To Engineer, Not Do Paperwork – Autoline Exclusives

June 5th, 2023 at 3:36pm

Engineers can spend a lot of time just doing paperwork as they develop vehicle networks. They’d rather spend their time engineering. That’s why Intrepid Controls developed the tools they need for diagnostics, simulation, data acquisition, testing and a whole lot more. With data at their fingertips, engineers can now be a lot more productive. Carl Hills, from Intrepid Controls, explains how it all works and why engineers can save so much time.

Hyundai Elantra N: An (Almost) Very Good Car

May 19th, 2023 at 3:36pm


I like small, fast, nimble, affordable cars. Always have. They suit my driving tastes and needs. So I really looked forward to test driving the Hyundai Elantra N. And I found it rewarding—for the most part.

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2023 Mazda CX-90: If It Only Had a Honda Badge

May 8th, 2023 at 3:39pm

2024 Mazda CX-90 - 01 - Original

For me, Mazda is a mystery. Its cars are some of the most handsomely designed. They drive like a dream. And their build quality is superb. Yet sales-wise, Mazda trails well behind Honda and Subaru. I think that if Mazda dealers surreptitiously put some Honda or Subaru badges on their cars, they would fly off the lot.

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Get ‘Em While They Last – 2022 Volkswagen Arteon

February 20th, 2023 at 2:07pm


The Arteon is a very nice driving sedan. The Arteon is well engineered. The Arteon offers impressive performance. The Arteon is going to get dropped from VW’s lineup because no one is buying it.

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