Electric Cars

car of the future

The car of the future

By Brian Fuller We’ve written all lot about the quickening pace of innovation in automotive electronics design. And you’ll recall the centerpiece of the first part of the Drive for Innovation was an all-electric Chevy Volt, which took us around North America. If you’re in automotive electronics design, you’re no doubt working on a very important and very cool piece


Would you send your technology abroad?

General Motors announced this year it will develop electric cars in China. That's all well and good and strategically smart, but it comes at a price: GM has to transfer technology to the venture. The Chevrolet Volt is not a part of the deal. According to the New York Times: "As part of the agreement to expand (the Shanghai-based Pan


Peeling back the onion on the Volt

MARLTON, N.J.–We've been slowly peeling back the onion on the Chevy Volt and EV technology on this site. (We'll be tearing down a Volt next year and analyzing it to cap off this adventure). John Donovan has been looking under the hood at the Volt, such as interfacing the motor with the engine and electric driving and Henry Muyshondt examined "Making the ‘MOST’ of

Peggy Smedley on the set of the Peggy Smedley show in Carol Stream, Il.

We are on the air

After we announced the start of the Drive for Innovation, we got a call from the good folks at the Peggy Smedley show. It turns out our start in Chicago is not far from their studios at Carol Stream, Ill. How could we turn down their kind invite to sit in for a segment? We couldn’t. It turns out that

Team Illuminati

Four years and a hundred grand

That’s what Kevin Smith and friends are into on the Illuminati Motor Works 7 electric vehicle. But that’s an engineer for you. Smith, a young engaging chemical engineer with the Illinois EPA, got the alternative vehicle bug in high school working on a solar project, and he carried that energy into college. In 2007, things got interesting when Smith began

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