Not Lasting Long Enough? Try a Hybrid

Hybrid cars are changing the way people travel. They can go further and spend less. With the rising of demand for fossil fuel, prices have risen resulting in higher gas prices.  The switch to a greener planet has automakers planning for the future.  People want socially responsible cars without losing out on the luxuries offered

Safety in the Modern Age

Fuel economy standards are rapidly increasing in the United States. As a result we have to alter the composition of our vehicles toward smaller and lighter bodies. The link between these compositional changes and safety has the potential to dramatically alter the costs of saving gasoline. A new empirical model of accident fatality risks combined

Weekly Recap

   This week we at Whips and Tips focused on companies that we thought did a stand up job with how they manufacture their vehicles.  Here is the recap of what we thought about vehicle manufacturing. Sydney evaluated Ford’s Rouge plant.  Established in 1917, the Rouge plant is one of the oldest around.  The plant

The Most Iconic Car Manufacturing Plant: The Ford Rouge

The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic sports cars in American history, and “The Rouge,” the factory where the car originated, is a model of a well-planned and flawlessly executed manufacturing plant. The Rouge has had its share of tribulations since its creation in 1915, but Henry Ford’s vision has carried through, and

Is Ford Losing the Hybrid Race?

As gas prices have risen over the last decade, the demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles has dramatically increased in the world market. As a result, automobile manufacturers have attempted to meet this demand by investing in the development of  more eco-friendly, or hybrid vehicles. Consequently, this transformed the automotive industry and heightened the competition between