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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Chinese automated drone taxi begins trails

February 16, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The manufacturing of the EHANG 184 “drone taxi” has reached the manned trial stage. The Chinese aerial vehicle manufacturer, EHANG, has developed a mode of transport similar in design to a quad-copter drone, but larger enough to fit a single […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA Is Bringing Back Cold War-Era Atomic Rockets to Get to Mars

February 15, 2018

Via: Industry Week

In the race to land humans on Mars, NASA is blowing the cobwebs off a technology it shelved in the 1970s — nuclear-powered rockets. Last year, NASA partnered with BWXT Nuclear Energy Inc. for an $18.8 million contract to design […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Simulation Ties Staff Competency to Plant Performance

February 14, 2018

Via: Automation World

What if all of your plant staff were your best staff, regardless of how long they’ve been around? I apologize for leading with a tagline from a commercial Honeywell flyer, but I think it really gets to a key point […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Quality Control

Vehicle Dependability Is A Good News, Good News Story For Car Buyers

February 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Vehicle dependability improved significantly despite continuing consumer angst with built-in vehicle technology, namely voice recognition and Bluetooth pairing, according to the J.D. Power 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study, which was released today. The Lexus brand tops the list in overall vehicle […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GE Shortfall Just Part of Insurance Industrys $100 Billion Gap

February 9, 2018

Via: Industry Week

General Electric Co. shocked Wall Street last month when it announced a reserve shortfall of $15 billion in its portfolio of long-term-care insurance. Wall Street better get used to it. It’s an industrywide problem. There’s fear among analysts and some […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

The launch of Falcon Heavy launches a new precedent for manufacturing

February 9, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

On 6 February, the Falcon Heavy rocket was launched. The rocket was launched by SpaceX from Florida, and stands as the largest in the world, in regards to payload. The rocket is capable of lifting up to 63,800kg into Low […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla Averts Cash Crunch as Musk Mystique Offsets Late Cars

February 8, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Tesla Inc. put to rest a chorus of concern that it was going to need to raise more money soon, thanks in part to the salesmanship of its CEO. The company’s cash balance barely budged last quarter even as it […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Trump offshore oil drilling plan draws protest in California

February 8, 2018

Via: Reuters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Environmental activists in California on Thursday plan to protest a Trump Administration proposal to vastly increase offshore oil drilling in the United States. The protest was planned to immediately precede a public meeting by the U.S. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

5 big questions facing Tesla, Elon Musk in 2018

February 7, 2018

Via: Automotive News

SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk is a man with quite a few balls in the air. On Tuesday afternoon, he watched the private rocket company that he runs, SpaceX, successfully launch its first Falcon Heavy. On Wednesday afternoon, Wall Street […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Nissan to launch new all-electric Leaf in Asia-Pacific markets

February 6, 2018

Via: Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) said on Tuesday it will launch the new version of its all-electric vehicle Leaf in seven markets in Asia-Pacific, and explore bringing it to two more, in its latest push to boost sales […]