VLF Automotive, a partnership of industry veterans Bob Lutz and Henrik Fisker and industrialist Gilbert Villarreal, showed Force 1, a Viper-derived sports coupe, and promises delivery for June. Its V10 engine is tuned to deliver 745 hp.
The second-generation Audi R8, which made its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, is similar in appearance to the outgoing car but has new construction methods for reduced weight and the fitment of an electric powertrain.
To be built at Orion Assembly in Michigan, the new EV is aiming to be first to combine +200-mi range with the relatively low $30,000 MSRP. Its battery technologies will be a "progression" of those announced for the Gen-2 Volt.
The new SUV, based on the MLB matrix, is up to 325 kg lighter and is packed with technology including all-wheel steering, many driver-assistance options, and an e-tron electrified version is on the way.
Mentor Automotive's XSe ANC (active noise control) technology is a high-performance noise cancellation solution offering an enhanced audio experience in the vehicle. By carefully placing microphones and accelerometers inside the vehicle, synthesized signals from ANC generate anti-noise to create “quiet zones” for both driver and passenger.
The move into active safety systems is increasing the need for high-reliability software. AdaCore, a tool supplier that’s used in many aerospace applications, is responding to this demand with tools that can be used by the automotive industry.