Categories: cars

Smart Design & IDEO Make The New Ford Fusion Hybrid Great

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on August 26

The best US hybrid out is the new Ford Fusion Hybrid--and two innovation consultancies, Smart and IDEO can take lots of credit for it. Yes, Ford came up with a...

General Motors Sheds Brands--Buying Brands From Chrysler Is Unlikely.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on July 07

Well, I've have better ideas than that of GM buying the one or two Chrysler brands that might survive this downturn. Turns out that GM is looking to sell several...

General Motors Goes Green.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 03

SO GM is closing four truck and SUV plants and expanding assembly lines for smaller compact cars. No wonder. Americans are finally starting to buy hybrids and gas-sipping compacts in...

At The Annual MacWorld Conference & Expo, Can Steve Jobs Please Announce An Apple Auto?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 14

What Would Apple Do? We've all wondered what might happen if Apple applied its special design process to products outside the narrow realm of consumer electronics and media. So Matt...

India's New $2,500 Car, The Tata Nano, Looks Great.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 10

We now have photos of Tata's inexpensive small car, dubbed the "Tata Nano" and it kind of puts a smile on your face. The design language is in the same...

Detroit Auto Show--Hot Concept For Land Rover.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 07

Right after the Consumer Electronics Show, we have the Detroit Auto Show and the concept cars that could show us the future. Ford's Land Rover is up for sale and...

Calling All Car Mavens--This LA Auto Show Series Is Awesome.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 27

Matt Vella, our innovation/design car guy, just put up a series of stories on car design coming out of the LA Auto Show that is pretty fantastic. Check out this...

MIT's Green City Cars Could Help Congestion and Pollution.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 31

IN5 has a great story by Adam Aston on a new generation of very advanced, stackable electric cars/carts that could help alleviate the problems of urban transportation--too much traffic and...

Citroen Car Beauty--Breathtaking.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on September 06

I'm taking a break for moment in closing INside Innovation issue #2 and just went to one of my favorite auto sites, Winding Road, only to see the most incredible...

The ultra-fast Swedish Koenigsegg CC--From INside Innovation to YouTube.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on August 10

We ran a big piece on the remarkable Swedish car, the Koenigsegg CC, in the first issue of IN and now there is a video of the car in motion...

The Tesla Electric Roadster is Hot, Hot, Hot.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on July 25

If you haven't checked out Winding Road's write-up of the new Tesla Motors' electric Roadster, take a break from work and check it out now. In addition to no emissions,...

A hybrid sports car from Toyota?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on June 20

One of my favorite car sites, Winding Road, has an item out of Toyota quoting an exec saying he proposed developing a hot hybrid sports car. Now keep in mind...

Amazing Power From Fiat.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 03

Wow. Check out Metacool, Diego Rodriquez's blog, for an amazing display of auto-power from Fiat. And check out his items on the class he teaches at the Stanford D-School plus...

V-10 Motors and Gearhead Madness

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 03

You just have to go to Diego Rodriguez's blog to see and hear a V-10 motors spinning at 18,000 RPM. It's, like visceral....

Hot Honda hybrid.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on October 23

The 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid is a lesson in innovation and design. It comes out as Honda announces its new motorcycles for next year (and just days after Honda showed...

Do Ford and GM really get innovation?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on October 21

Bill Ford and Bob Lutz are two of my favorite car guys. Ford gets the environment and Lutz gets design. But I'm wondering if either one really gets innovation. Ford...

I want this car-thing

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on September 29

Sadly, much of the most dynamic innovation in cars is now happening outside the U.S. I'm captivated by this weird little cross between a bike and a car that promises...

The naming thing.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on September 23

I love my Subaru Outback. I’m a birder and spend a lot of time driving to out-of-the-way places to find them. The all-wheel drive Outback gets me there, lugs a...

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