Automotive http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8207/more en 2015 Concept Vehicles Explore the Future http://machinedesign.com/automotive/2015-concept-vehicles-explore-future <div class="node-body gallery-body">A look at some of the concept vehicles from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/2015-concept-vehicles-explore-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/2015-concept-vehicles-explore-future#comments Automotive Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:12:00 +0000 45591 at http://machinedesign.com Sights from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show http://machinedesign.com/blog/sights-2015-detroit-auto-show <div class="node-body blog-body">At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show there seemed to be fewer electric/hybrid cars, SUVs, and minivans at the car companies’ displays.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/sights-2015-detroit-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/sights-2015-detroit-auto-show#comments Automotive Community A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:37:00 +0000 45551 at http://machinedesign.com Ford Unveils 500 hp Shelby GT350 Mustang http://machinedesign.com/ford-unveils-500-hp-shelby-gt350-mustang <div class="node-body link-body">Ford announced the return of an iconic American muscle car when they unveiled the new Shelby GT350 Mustang. Like the 1960’s original, it has been tuned for the street as well as the racetrack, and features a flat-plane naturally-aspirated V8 that cranks out more than 500 horsepower and 400 pound feet of torque.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/Ford%20GT350.jpg?1418318481" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/ford-unveils-500-hp-shelby-gt350-mustang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:19:00 +0000 45141 at http://machinedesign.com Legendary Corvettes Throughout the Years http://machinedesign.com/automotive/legendary-corvettes-throughout-years <div class="node-body article-body">A look at some of the most legendary Corvettes throughout history.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/legendary-corvettes-throughout-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/legendary-corvettes-throughout-years#comments Automotive Technologies Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:08:00 +0000 44671 at http://machinedesign.com The LT4: Another Legendary Corvette Engine http://machinedesign.com/automotive/lt4-another-legendary-corvette-engine <div class="field-deck"> Chevy and GM engineers have developed and manufactured their most powerful production engine ever. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chevy and GM engineers have developed and manufactured their most powerful production engine ever. Here’s a look inside the LT4 engine and some of its subsystems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/lt4-another-legendary-corvette-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/lt4-another-legendary-corvette-engine#comments Automotive Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:59:00 +0000 44651 at http://machinedesign.com Designing In-Hub Brushless Motors http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/designing-hub-brushless-motors <div class="field-byline"> Lowell Christensen, Founder, Vice President of Engineering, TruTech Specialty Motors, Plymouth, Minn. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electric motors formatted to fit inside the wheel of a vehicle have their own special constraints that impact the design of propulsion systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In-hub motors have been widely used in bicycles and scooters and are now expanding into small electric transport carts and small recreational vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/designing-hub-brushless-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/designing-hub-brushless-motors#comments Automotive Motors/Drives Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:38:00 +0000 39441 at http://machinedesign.com Ford Rouge Factory F-150 Assembly Line Tour http://machinedesign.com/ford-rouge-factory-f-150-assembly-line-tour <div class="node-body link-body">We recently took a tour of Ford's Rouge Factory F-150 pickup truck assembly line in Dearborn, MI. Electronic Design's Bill Wong showcases the highlights from the tour, including the robotic automation involved in assembly and inspection, the "Living Roof", and more.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/Ford%20Rouge%20Factory%20F-150%20Assembly%20Line%20Tour.jpg?1405109736" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/ford-rouge-factory-f-150-assembly-line-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 39201 at http://machinedesign.com Ford Active Glove Box Knee Airbag to Debut on 2015 Ford Mustang http://machinedesign.com/ford-active-glove-box-knee-airbag-debut-2015-ford-mustang <div class="node-body link-body">At the 2014 Go Further With Ford Trend Conference, Sean West talks about the design and engineering of their Active Glove Box knee airbag system that will be debuting on their 2015 Ford Mustang.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/Ford%20Active%20Glove%20Box%20Knee%20Airbag%20to%20Debut%20on%202015%20Ford%20Mustang.jpg?1404830605" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/ford-active-glove-box-knee-airbag-debut-2015-ford-mustang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:42:00 +0000 39051 at http://machinedesign.com Ford Introduces Jumbo-Sized Five-Row Airbag http://machinedesign.com/ford-introduces-jumbo-sized-five-row-airbag <div class="node-body link-body">At the 2014 Go Further With Ford Trend Conference, Ford was showcasing one of its latest innovations: a 15 foot long side-curtain airbag that will provide protection across five rows of seats in their 2015 Transit passenger wagon.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/Ford%20Introduces%20Jumbo-Sized%20Five-Row%20Airbag.jpg?1404829214" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/ford-introduces-jumbo-sized-five-row-airbag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:18:00 +0000 39041 at http://machinedesign.com Designing the Instrument Cluster on the 2015 Ford F-150 http://machinedesign.com/designing-instrument-cluster-2015-ford-f-150 <div class="node-body link-body">Cary Diehl, Human Factors Engineer at Ford, shows some of the processes they used and the considerations they had for vehicle operators when designing the instrument cluster on the 2015 Ford F-150 truck. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/Designing%20the%20Instrument%20Cluster%20on%20the%202015%20Ford%20F-150.jpg?1404743989" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/designing-instrument-cluster-2015-ford-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Embedded Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:38:00 +0000 39021 at http://machinedesign.com