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Category: Motorized Vehicle


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 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

A (Rather Slow) Ride in the First Self-Driving Chevy Bolt

November 29, 2017

Via: Industry Week

A test ride in the self-driving Chevrolet Bolt is like going back to driver’s ed. The car does indeed drive itself, but it slavishly obeys traffic rules that I forgot even existed. General Motors Co. made the car available to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Volvo’s Global Footprint

November 27, 2017

Via: MFRTech

If you really want to get a sense of the international existence of car companies in the 21st century, then the production of the Volvo XC40, which started last week, is an excellent example. Volvo Cars, of course, which was […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

How MarkMonitor helped Nissan slam the brakes on counterfeiting

November 21, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

The global automotive industry suffers significantly at the hands of counterfeiters. According to Frost and Sullivan, the global automotive industry loses close to $45 billion annually through counterfeit goods. With customer safety being the number one objective for the automotive […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

U.S. probes 415,000 VW vehicles for airbag problems

November 17, 2017

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is opening an investigation into potential air bag failure in 415,000 Volkswagen vehicles after the company issued a recall for the same issue in 2015. The agency said it […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Infiniti rolls out industry-first variable compression engine

November 16, 2017

Via: Automotive News

PHOENIX — When the next-generation Infiniti QX50 crossover arrives next year as a 2019 model, it will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine introducing a technology never seen before in a regular production vehicle: variable compression. Under development […]