Tag: tech

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GMC’s First 2024 Hummer SUV EV Sells for $500,000 — Way Cheaper Than the First Pickup?

January 31, 2023

Via: Tech Times

GMC’s first-ever 2024 all-electric Hummer SUV has sold for a whopping $500,000 in a recent auction. Although the first Hummer EV SUV sold for a hefty amount, it is way cheaper than the first Hummer EV pickup. GMC’s First 2024 […]

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Subaru CEO Compares Employees’ Salaries to McDonald’s, Says US EV Facility Won’t Be Built Soon

November 4, 2022

Via: Tech Times

Based on a report by Electrek, since the new reform of federal tax credit indicates a protectionist clause, it requires manufacturers to build EVs in North America to qualify for the $7,500 incentive. However, the high-priced incentive is insufficient to […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Labor Group Says Tesla Plant’s Worker Injury Rate Tops Industry Average

May 25, 2017

Via: Forbes

As Tesla works to ramp up one of the fastest expansions in the history of U.S. auto production, a labor-advocacy group says Elon Musk’s main assembly plant also has unusually high rates of worker injuries. Tesla’s Fremont, California, plant had […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla Cuts It Close With Model 3 Preparations Ahead Of Production Start In July

May 4, 2017

Via: Forbes

Elon Musk’s push to evolve Tesla from a niche electric vehicle company into a mass-production wonder is coming down to the wire, as the company sticks with its promise to start building the Model 3 for eager customers in a little […]

Process, Quality Control

Tesla Customers Sue Over ‘Dangerous’ And Non-Functioning Autopilot Software

April 20, 2017

Via: Forbes

As Tesla gears up to roll out its first widely affordable electric car, disgruntled Tesla owners who say the company let them down by selling vehicles with a semi-autonomous driving system that isn’t functional and creates safety issues are suing […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan to develop ethanol-based fuel cell technology by 2020

June 14, 2016

Via: Reuters

Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) said on Tuesday it was developing fuel cell vehicle (FCV) technology using ethanol as a hydrogen source in what would be an industry first, and planned to commercialize its system in 2020 as part of efforts […]

Process, R & D

Microsoft sells patents to Xiaomi, builds ‘long-term partnership’

June 1, 2016

Via: Reuters

Software maker Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is selling about 1,500 of its patents to Chinese device maker Xiaomi [XTC.UL], a rare departure for the U.S. company and part of what the two companies say is the start of a long-term partnership. […]

Process, R & D

Industrial Robot News Heats Up

April 12, 2016

Via: Automation World

With all the coverage in the news about driverless cars and humanoid robots, the advance of industrial robotics sometimes gets lost in the mix. But steady advances are being made in the industrial robotic sector—increasingly via multi-company collaborations. Evidence of […]

Process, R & D

Using Tech to Revive the Textile Industry

April 4, 2016

Via: The New York Times

Fabric makers, it can safely be said, are living in a material world. Now, however, the material is also getting virtual. As Steve Lohr reports a group of textile and apparel makers, semiconductor companies, universities and the United States Department […]

Process, Production

On the Journey to a Smart Manufacturing Revolution

December 31, 2015

Via: Industry Week

In the 1970s and 80s, we witnessed a revolutionary wave of productivity improvements in manufacturing. New technologies, including personal computers (PCs), numerically controlled (NC) machines, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), combined with new process improvement ideas like […]