Category: Motorized Vehicle

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Kona, Powertrains and Autonomous Vehicles

February 5, 2018

Via: MFRTech

Hyundai Motor America is launching a B-segment crossover in the U.S., and John Juriga, Director of Powertrain, Hyundai-Kia Technical Center, talks about it on this edition of “Autoline After Hours.” Juriga points out that the Kona is based on an […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Underwater on your trade-in? No problem, auto lenders say

January 31, 2018

Via: Automotive News

A growing share of the trade-ins that U.S. auto dealers and lenders accept for car-purchase financing are worthless on paper, a sign that banks and finance companies are making riskier loans to keep up revenue as vehicle sales slow. Almost […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Will it be a Case of Smooth Drive or Speed Bumps for the Automotive Industry in 2018?

January 30, 2018

Via: Forbes

There was some serious buzz in the global automotive industry in 2017. Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving and Digitization powered ahead, making significant transitions from pilot projects to the mainstream. The advent of flying cars, blockchain technology and new business models […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

The Road To The Autonomous Age Will Be Paved By Smart Cities

January 24, 2018

Via: Forbes

The age of the autonomous vehicle will usher in sweeping changes to transportation, energy consumption, passenger safety, and business efficiency. But before autonomous cars can transform modern life, cities will have to transform themselves. Smart cities will be the linchpins […]