Automotive http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8207/more en EcoCAR 3 Challenges Students, Industry Partners to Improve Hybrid Cars http://machinedesign.com/automotive/ecocar-3-challenges-students-industry-partners-improve-hybrid-cars <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Students, you have a Chevy Malibu and three years to improve its efficiency and emission levels without compromising performance or safety. Focus on hybrid-electric technology. And&hellip; go.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/ecocar-3-challenges-students-industry-partners-improve-hybrid-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/ecocar-3-challenges-students-industry-partners-improve-hybrid-cars#comments Automotive Motors/Drives News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:06:00 +0000 47661 at http://machinedesign.com Automotive Expert Discusses Brake System Trends http://machinedesign.com/automotive/automotive-expert-discusses-brake-system-trends <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> TRM Automotive's Manfred Meyer runs down the changing world of brake design. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">TRM Automotive's Manfred Meyer runs down the changing world of brake design</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/automotive-expert-discusses-brake-system-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/automotive-expert-discusses-brake-system-trends#comments Automotive Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:03:00 +0000 47541 at http://machinedesign.com 7 Car-Maintenance Myths http://machinedesign.com/blog/7-car-maintenance-myths <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are seven widespread myths on auto upkeep you shouldn&rsquo;t blindly follow:</p></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/7-car-maintenance-myths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/7-car-maintenance-myths#comments Automotive A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:14:00 +0000 46881 at http://machinedesign.com 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