Ford-GM gap isn't as wide as it looks

Ford and General Motors' first-quarter results aren't necessarily emblematic of how each company will look later in the year.


Nissan's new design chief on following a legend

After 30 years in Nissan studios around the world, Alfonso Albaisa has become Nissan's first non-Japanese head of global design. He's ready - even if it means laying down his pencil.


Nismo's global expansion could bring performance pickup

Nissan's Nismo performance tuner sub-brand plans a massive global push over the next five years.

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Japan dreams of a hydrogen society

As home market to two of the three global carmakers selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Japan is understandably optimistic about the outlook for hydrogen-powered cars.


A gross but green path to hydrogen

Masaki Tajima is trying to pave a greener hydrogen highway for Japan. And the road starts at a simmering sewage field on the southwestern island of Kyushu.


Developing hydrogen beyond the car market

Imagine a city where houses and businesses have their own on-site fuel cell stacks that turn hydrogen into electricity for lights, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
CEO should be championing tech

It is very irresponsible of AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson to not give supportive facts of his positions when it comes to achieving a 55 mpg fuel consumption target, a reader writes.

EDITORIAL
Keep the Dodge Demon off our roads

The 840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon from Fiat Chrysler is so inherently dangerous to the common safety of motorists that its registration as a road-worthy automobile should be banned.


5G will see slow rollout to cars

Hyundai's auto intelligence chief says 5G cellular technology, often seen as the key to truly autonomous driving, is about 10 years away.


4 big challenges facing engineers

Engineering challenges for self driving vehicles was the subject that dominated SAE International's World Congress Experience conference in Detroit.


Honda's fwd 10-speed breaks new ground

When the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan arrives this spring, two models will be available with the industry's first 10-speed automatic transmission in a front-wheel-drive vehicle.


Kicking tires, in virtual reality

Engineering research groups and automakers alike are pursuing the idea of an augmented reality, self-guided tour of a shiny new crossover or sports car at dealerships. One researcher showed off his latest work at SAE WCX17 World Congress Experience.

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