Toyota is working to differentiate itself from the competition by continually evolving its unique design philosophy.
Automakers and suppliers are taking a "build it and they will come" approach to capacity in China.
From an underdeveloped infrastructure to insufficient policing of intellectual property rights, government and industry leaders in China are dealing with a multitude of challenges--and opportunities--as vehicle sales soar.
Growing vehicle complexity, globalization, and other industry trends are prompting companies to focus more on automation and standardization in their test programs.
Demand for performance and fuel economy make materials once considered too expensive increasingly attractive.
Although the passenger compartment of a vehicle is where customers spend the most time, manufacturers are still at odds over whether it should be the car's showplace or a cost-cutting target.
As they are made more powerful, robots are being linked for greater capability in the various shops of automobile plants.
At the biennial Innovation Symposium, DaimlerChrysler executives discussed some of the technologies that will help shape the future of the automobile.