Diminutive Duramax Diesel: Big on Performance

Prev Next Image The Duramax diesel is one of the most anticipated additions to GM’s mid-size pickups, the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado, with initial projections suggesting it will account for 10% of sales. With fuel economy expected to reach the mid-30 mpgs and a sizeable advantage in towing and payload capability, this number may […]


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New Turning Grade for Transmission Production

Word from cutting tool company Sandvik Coromant (sandvik.coromant.com/en-us/industrysolutions/automotive) is that it has developed a new indexable CBN insert tool that lends itself to the production of transmission components. The company’s CB7015 grade is particularly good for hard turning case-hardened steels (those 58-65 HRc). The tool uses what’s called the “Safe-Lock” clamping system. Combined with the wear-resistant ceramic binder, […]

Open to Opportunity in Functionality & Connectivity @ Conti

So what happens when there’s greater bandwidth and connectivity to the car? Perhaps something like this, “Carport,” a development from Continental and Vinli (vin.li). Not only would you know how fast your car is going, but you’re connected to your home, as well. It’s a long way from that early speedometer. Related Topics: Automotive Electronics […]

Telematics Starts With Chips

Prev Next Image ST’s Telemaco2 family of four application-specific processors are designed specifically for automotive telematics. They have an integrated secure CAN subsystem to eliminate needing a separate in-vehicle bus controller, and they come with RSA authentication to secure embedded system code, as well as GNSS and Dead Reckoning software. Two new LTE modems have […]

The 2016 Volt: Achieving Efficiency

Prev Next Image Beneath the more-stylized sheet metal, the 2016 Volt has a more-efficient Voltec electric drive system. When the first-generation Volt came out, there was debate and squabbling about whether it was truly an “electric vehicle.” After all, it, like this, the second-generation, uses an internal combustion engine, but primarily as a generator. With […]