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Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Two in three manufacturing employees are at serious financial risk if they fall ill

December 13, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

According to a new report published by health and wellbeing provider, BHSF, two thirds of workers in the manufacturing industry are at risk of financial loss and/or shock if they fall ill. The report – ‘A high wire with no […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

FDA suggests controls on interoperable devices

December 12, 2017

Via: Mass Device

The final FDA guidance on design consideration and pre-market submission for interoperable medical devices was released on September 6. The demand for these devices is increasing in the healthcare system as our dependence on more rapid and protected interactions between […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Michigan panel to discuss future of underwater oil pipelines

December 11, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A government panel is scheduled for a briefing on a recent agreement between Michigan officials and the company that operates twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board will discuss […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

GE’s 12,000 Job Cuts Highlight Uneasy Shift to Renewable Energy

December 8, 2017

Via: Industry Week

After spending years building up its gas-power business, General Electric Co. is trying to figure out how to keep pace in a world that’s no longer all that interested in fossil fuels. The plan to cut 12,000 jobs — almost […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Atlantic Coast Pipeline signs Project Labor Agreements with four leading construction trade unions

December 8, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC announced today it has signed Project Labor Agreements with the nation’s four leading building and construction trade unions. The agreements reaffirm the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project’s commitment to hiring […]


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

Your Car Knows How You Like Your Coffee – And Can Take Your Order On The Dashboard

December 5, 2017

Via: Forbes

Starting today, General Motors will let you buy coffee, order take-out food or make dinner reservations with the tap of your car’s touchscreen. The service, called Marketplace, links drivers to popular vendors including Starbucks Corp., Dunkin’ Donuts Inc. and Applebee’s. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Consumer Survey By Cybersecurity Company Indicates Lack Of Trust In Connected Vehicles

December 4, 2017

Via: Forbes

By the end of this decade, it’s going to be nearly impossible to buy a new vehicle that isn’t connected to the outside world in some way. Adding any kind of connectivity to a device inherently raises the risk of […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM’s Self-Driving Cars to Be Ready for Ride-Sharing in 2019

December 1, 2017

Via: Industry Week

General Motors Co. plans to have its self-driving cars ready for a ride-share service within two years as the automaker looks beyond traditional car ownership for new tech-driven sources of revenue. After spending more than a year putting the pieces […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Germany removes Tesla from subsidies list as too pricey

December 1, 2017

Via: Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German government agency has removed Tesla from the list of electric cars eligible for subsidies, sparking a row with the U.S. company over whether its Model S is too expensive to qualify for the scheme. Tesla […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Tesla’s Production Problems Are The Company’s Achilles’ Heel

November 30, 2017

Via: Forbes

I’ve followed the auto industry for 25 years and have been fortunate enough to test drive cars and visit factories on all six inhabited continents. Through the maze of different languages and cultures, the process of making a car is […]