Designing the 2015 Chrysler 300

Prev Next Image The 2015 Chrysler 300. Who says bold is bad? Chrysler certainly doesn’t, as they’ve upped the ante with the front end of the car in this mid-cycle refresh. According to Brandon Faurote, the 2015 Chrysler 200’s design inspired aspects of the 2015 Chrysler 300, such as the rectangular exhaust tips. Inside, the […]

Introducing the Ram ProMaster City

Prev Next Image The rear doors are designed with a 60/40 split, with the larger door on the driver’s side. The reason, Mike Cairns, director of Ram Truck Engineering, explains is so that when pulled to the side of the road, such as in a package delivery situation, the person is shielded from the roadway […]

On the 2015 Nissan Murano

Prev Next Image The 2015 Nissan Murano is being manufactured in Canton, MS. Previously, U.S. market Muranos were produced in Japan. Not only does the styling make it look advanced, but there is an abundance of technological content in the vehicle. For example, the Murano offers four onboard cameras and three radar systems. These sensors […]

Sherry Sabbagh & the Pursuit of Color

Sherry Sabbagh, design manager for Color + Materials & Advanced Trend Research at Johnson Controls, is dedicated to finding the ways and means to make auto interiors fashionable but not trendy, colorful but not sales-proof. Related Topics: Automotive Design Related Suppliers Johnson Controls Although this may be surprising—and it often is to me—sometimes when you […]

The 2016 Sorento: Another Element in the Reinvention of Kia

Prev Next Image The 2013 Kia Cross GT concept gave rise to the design for the 2016 Sorento. (No, the real vehicle doesn’t have the concept’s suicide doors.) The third-generation Kia Sorento. This vehicle was developed to compete in the midsize crossover segment, which is key not only to Kia’s success in the market, but […]

The Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Center: A Look Inside

Related Topics: Automotive Design Automotive Engineering Automotive Materials This year Jaguar will be launching an all-new compact premium sport sedan, the XE, which will come to the U.S. in 2016. The XE is based on a new aluminum-intensive architecture, in keeping with the approach that Jaguar has been using for its vehicles for the past […]

Toyota, Hydrogen & the Network

Toyota’s Bob Carter and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle. Metcalfe’s Law is a phenomenon of the networking world.  Essentially, it says that the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users. Simply put: If I have a phone and no one else does, that’s not a particularly valuable […]

What’s New in Assembly Technology?

Prev Next Image MotoFit, a six-axis force sensing package from Yaskawa Motoman, alters a robot’s position based on the force encountered to align or assemble parts. The new M-2iA/3A (short arm) and M-2iA/3AL (long arm) robots are the latest additions to the M-2iA series from FANUC. Related Suppliers FANUC Robotics America, Inc. Motoman Inc. Robots […]