Developed in-house over a three-year period, Honda's new transaxle is the industry’s first production 10-speed for front-drive vehicles. It boasts a ratio spread of 10.1 and is set up for rapid skip-shifting.
An ultralight door architecture nets a 42.5% weight savings compared to a current production door, and that's enough to put this lightweight concept, developed via collaboration, in an enviable position.
The driver's experience of being in a vehicle, but not driving, means opportunities for working or relaxing, as envisioned in a vehicle cabin concept from the world's largest supplier of automotive interiors.
GKN Driveline’s complete electric-drive system for plug-in hybrid vehicles will help automakers more easily incorporate eDrive systems into their vehicle lines and eliminates the integration of individual components from multiple suppliers.
CEO John Krafcik told the Automobili-D audience in Detroit that Waymo is building its own hardware suite with a fully top-to-bottom, full-stack approach. The classic auto industry vertical integration includes all vision sensors, radars and LiDAR, along with related “AI compute” artificial-intelligence platform.
Combined with standard stop-start, the first-ever diesel powered F-150 will be shooting for an EPA fuel economy rating that exceeds 30 mpg—the Holy Grail for full-size trucks—when it enters production later this year as a 2018 model.