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Brexit drove Tesla to pick Berlin over Britain for new factory – report

November 13, 2019

Via: Reuters

The company had earlier said it chose a location near Berlin for a new design centre and plant to make batteries, powertrains and vehicles, offering a major boost to the German capital. Berlin’s minister in charge of economic affairs, Ramona […]


Uber test vehicles involved in 37 crashes before fatal self-driving incident

November 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — Uber Technologies Inc.’s autonomous test vehicles were involved in 37 crashes in the 18 months before a fatal March 2018 self-driving car incident in Tempe, Ariz., the National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday. The board said between […]


GM resumes normal production schedule after strike

October 28, 2019

Category: Process, Production

DETROIT — After 40 days on picket lines, thousands of General Motors’ hourly workers returned to their regular shifts Monday. “Our focus was to resume normal operations as quickly as possible,” GM spokesman Dan Flores told Automotive News. GM’s suppliers […]


Regulations

Automakers await Trump decision on tariffs

November 15, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — Automakers around the world are awaiting a decision from President Donald Trump on whether he will impose up to 25 percent tariffs on U.S. light-vehicle and auto part imports after a 180-day review period elapsed this week. Trump […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Boeing’s Humans Step In After Robots Fumble 777 Jet Assembly

November 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Score one for the humans. After four years of trial and error, Boeing Co. is dumping one of its most ambitious forays into automation: the robots that build two main fuselage sections for its 777 jetliners and an upgraded version […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford to use Mustang name for electric SUV

November 14, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) will use the Mustang name, previously reserved for a muscle car, for an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) that customers in the United States, Canada and Europe can start ordering on Nov. 17, the […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

US Solar Companies Are Stockpiling a Massive Amount of Panels

November 13, 2019

Via: Industry Week

America’s rooftop solar installers are stockpiling massive volumes of panels and other equipment before a key federal tax credit for the industry starts shrinking next year. On Tuesday, Sunrun Inc. — the nation’s largest rooftop solar installer — said it’s […]