Nav That Finds You A Parking Space & Let’s You Pay From Your Car – CAR MBS 2022

August 4th, 2022 at 5:48pm

Mitsubishi Electric is developing a UX for mid-priced cars that offers features which even the most expensive luxury cars don’t have. Mark Rokoski, the head of advanced engineering, takes us on a tour of what the system can do.

Yanfeng Develops A Steering Yoke & Systems Engineering Was Key – CAR MBS 2022

August 4th, 2022 at 5:28pm

Total systems engineering is the big buzz phrase in the auto industry right now. Jeff Stout, the executive director of advanced engineering at Yanfeng, explains that was the key to their development of a yoke steering wheel.

Vitesco Books Billions In Future EV Business – CAR MBS 2022

August 4th, 2022 at 4:32pm

When Continental spun off its powertrain business as a stand alone company, the perception was that Continental was getting rid of its low-growth, low tech business. But Sandy Stojkovski, the CEO of Vitesco North America, says business is booming, and that most of their new orders are with electrified and pure electric powertrains. With a nod to the company’s roots, she describes Vitesco as a 150 year old startup.

In Today’s Crazy World, Magna Updates Its Forecast 8x/Year – CAR MBS 2022

August 4th, 2022 at 3:29pm

Covid shutdowns, chip shortages, sky high inflation and a war. How does a supplier company figure out where the auto industry is headed? Eric Wilds, the CMO and Sales vp at Magna, says the industry and economy is in such turmoil that they have to constantly update their forecasts. He explains how they use those forecasts to drive their business, and he says the second half of 2022 looks better than the first half.

Pajarito Powder Slashes Platinum In Fuel Cells By 50% – CAR MBS 2022

August 3rd, 2022 at 5:22pm

Hydrogen fuel cells look increasingly promising for long haul trucks, and even trains and ships. But fuel cell costs still need to come down. Tom Stephenson, chairman and CEO of Pajarito Powder, explains how their black powder catalyst can dramatically slash the amount of platinum that needs to be used in fuel cells. He says Pajarito is working with a number of automakers and that business is booming.

Why Forvia Is Using Oculus Goggles To Build Better Factories – CAR MBS 2022

August 3rd, 2022 at 4:34pm

Who ever thought that manufacturing engineers would use Oculus goggles to design better factories? Matt Myrand, the director of advanced manufacturing and supply chain at the supplier Forvia, says augmented reality and virtual reality are key enablers for creating digital twins of the manufacturing process. He explains the benefits of doing it this way, and about what it takes for a company to adopt this kind of technology.

Continental Helping Legacy OEMs Catch Up To Tesla – CAR MBS 2022

August 3rd, 2022 at 3:58pm

Legacy automakers are scrambling to redesign their electronic architectures for centralized computing, something that Tesla accomplished years ago. Centralized computing is a critical component of the software-defined car, and the supplier Continental is deep into developing a system it will sell to automakers. Arthur Brown, an industrial designer at Continental, shows us some of the things that automakers can do with their vehicles once they’ve made the transition to centralized computing.

Making Michigan A Hotbed of Startups – CAR MBS 2022

August 3rd, 2022 at 3:33pm

100 years ago Detroit was the Silicon Valley of its day. Today, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is reviving that entrepreneurial spirit with educational and R&D projects to put the state on the forefront of mobility and sustainable transportation. Quentin Messer, the CEO of the MEDC, talks about those efforts, as well as the EV powered-roadway the state is funding that could revolutionize the adoption of electric vehicles.

Element Tests & Certifies Everything from Batteries to AVs – CES 2022

January 7th, 2022 at 2:55pm

Element Materials Technology is a company that can test and certify practically any system or component. Its main focus is on highly regulated markets where there’s not a lot of room for error. So, for the auto industry it’s testing batteries, AV systems and connected devices for operation and hackability. We were once told, ‘if you can’t test it, you can’t improve it’ and that’s kind of what Element is all about.

Continental Improving Safety Through Technology – CES 2022

January 6th, 2022 at 5:05pm

Continental is taking V2X technology to a new level, where cars are not just communicating with other vehicles and infrastructure. It’s stitching that information together to provide vehicles with a much broader understanding of what’s going on in their environment. Tamara Snow, the head of Research and Advanced Engineering at Continental explains how V2X Collective Perception works. She also talks about three other technologies with intriguing names: the Transparent Vehicle, Switchable Privacy Display, and ShyTech Display.