ICE Know-How Pays Off In An EV World – The Battery Show 2023

September 12th, 2023 at 3:24pm

Borg Warner is a legacy supplier that’s quickly morphing into an EV tech company. Abhijit Shinde, the sales manager for E-Mobility, demonstrates some of the company’s latest EV and FCEV components—some of which leverage Borg Warner’s manufacturing know-how from the legacy side of its business.

Tesla’s Master Class In Modular Assembly – IAA Mobility 2023

September 11th, 2023 at 4:01pm

Caresoft is a company that specializes in vehicle teardowns and benchmarking. It has great insights into how Tesla designs its cars for modular assembly, especially in how Tesla eliminates fasteners and complexity. It even points the way to how Tesla will develop its new unboxed assembly process. Autoline’s John McElroy interviewed Caresoft’s Han LY at the IAA in Munich to see the front and rear assembly process of an Austin-made Model Y.

ZF’s New EV Motor – IAA Mobility 2023

September 5th, 2023 at 3:55pm

Martin Fisher, ZF Board Member, explains how their new synchronous motor works without rare earth magnets.

BorgWarner Helps To Optimize EV Platforms – IAA Mobility 2023

September 5th, 2023 at 3:49pm

Harry Husted, the Chief Technology Officer at BorgWarner, discusses a new high voltage box the supplier developed, which combines the onboard charger and DC/DC converter.

Gentex Develops Dimmable See-Through Sun Visor – CES 2023

January 10th, 2023 at 3:16pm

Have you ever been driving and the sun is blinding you, but if you lower the sun visor it blocks your view? Gentex has a solution for that. Neil Boehm, Gentex’s Chief Technology Officer, takes us on a tour of Gentex’s booth at CES 2023.

Cyber Thieves Find New Ways to Break into Cars – CES 2023

January 9th, 2023 at 3:41pm

Hackers are getting bolder and finding more creative ways to break into cars. They’re turning to apps and phishing attacks. How does that work? Shira Sarid-Hausirer, the VP of Marketing for a company called Upstream talks about their latest report of how cyber attacks are growing and how hackers are finding new ways to wreak havoc on cars.

ETAS Slashes Product Development Time With Software Defined Vehicles – CES 2023

January 7th, 2023 at 12:06pm

The “software defined vehicle” is one of the hottest topics in the auto industry. Automakers and suppliers are heavily involved in trying to define their products in software, but it isn’t easy. That’s where ETAS steps in. It’s an enabling company that can help these companies get there faster. Dr. Thomas Irawan, the president and Chairman of ETAS explains where the industry stands in this effort and where it’s going.

Why Tesla’s FSD Will Never Work – CES 2023

January 7th, 2023 at 11:36am

Tesla’s approach to developing autonomous vehicles relies on collecting data from all the vehicles it has on the road. In this sense, it has an advantage over every other automaker. But it’s not enough. At the pace it’s collecting data it will take centuries to collect enough. Ziv Binyamini, the CEO of Foretellix, explains why automakers, truck makers and suppliers need to generate edge-cases with powerful software that can compress several centuries of testing down to a couple of years.

EV School Buses Earn $10,000 With Bi-Directional Charging – CES 2023

January 7th, 2023 at 10:52am

Who knew you could make so much money selling electricity back to public utilities with bi-directional charging? Manoj Karwa, the VP of sales for BorgWarner EV Charging, which is part of Borg Warner, explains how it works. He also talks about the advantages of their DC fast chargers that are made in Dearborn, Michigan.

Michigan Emerges As An Innovation Hot Spot – CES 2023

January 6th, 2023 at 4:59pm

Over a century ago Detroit was the Silicon Valley of its day. Inventors and innovators had easy access to investment money and the rest was history. Those heady days are long gone, but that spirit didn’t completely disappear. Now, Trevor Pawl, the Chief Mobility Officer for the state of Michigan, is fanning the embers of innovation. He talks about the developments that are taking place, and where it’s going in the future.