Engineering | March 12 2020

FCA Courting Improved Vehicle Quality

When Victor Gaylor walks into an assembly plant, he is judge and jury. He looks and listens and, if he finds evidence linking a vehicle component to a customer concern, he holds court. “We put it on trial to see if it’s guilty,” says the veteran FCA quality auditor. This no-nonsense, product improvement approach recently
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Community,Engineering,Safety,Technology | February 05 2020

Helping the Heroes: FCA Welcomes First Responders (Part 3)

With change, often comes challenge. Just ask a first responder. Police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, etc., are tasked with making split-second decisions, under the most stressful conditions, in order to save lives and protect property. And when vehicles are involved, the best decisions are informed decisions. To this end, FCA recently hosted 45 first responders
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Community,Engineering,Safety,Technology | January 16 2020

Helping the Heroes: FCA Welcomes First Responders (Part 1)

There is literally a material difference between today’s vehicles and those produced just a few years ago. Innovative developments include the proliferation of lightweight high-strength steel (HSS) and advanced high-strength steel (AHSS). These materials contribute to improved fuel economy without compromising structural integrity, a key consideration when engineering vehicles for superior crashworthiness. Air bags, once
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Design,Engineering,Ram,Safety,Technology | September 23 2019

New Ram 1500 Leading Light in Safety

Safety is nothing to make light of. But light can certainly enhance vehicle safety, as demonstrated by the 2019-20 Ram 1500. FCA recently refined the performance of the redesigned pickup’s available, curve-adaptive, LED projector headlamps with high-beam assist. The result?  The reigning Motor Trend Truck of the Year made history as the first full-size pickup
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Engineering,Technology | June 29 2019

Word to the Wise

Advanced automotive engineering demands more than mastery of math, physics and chemistry. Moving the needle on safety, fuel economy and drivability often comes down to one engineer’s ability to defend new ideas that may contradict conventional wisdom. So FCA US gives aspiring engineers a taste of this process. In support of Formula SAE, a renowned
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