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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Mazda extends MX name to new MX-30 EV crossover

October 23, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO – Mazda’s first mass-production electric vehicle will be a compact crossover called the MX-30 that gets suicide doors and a toned-down slit for a grille. The tapered rear of the MX-30 exudes a sportiness that pays tribute to the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Zotye USA signs dealers in 100 markets

October 22, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Zotye USA, the American distributor for Chinese manufacturer Zotye Automobile, has chosen retailers in 100 markets as it plans to launch sales of its first vehicle in 2021. Duke Hale, CEO for the U.S. distributor, said the filling of the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan on gradual recovery path, incoming CEO tells staff

October 18, 2019

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING — Nissan Motor Co.’s incoming CEO Makoto Uchida told employees on Friday that his mission is to “restore business performance and regain trust in Nissan”. “Nissan is on the right path for recovery … although it might be a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Renault CEO signals strategy reset to get back on track

October 18, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Within a week of taking the helm, Renault interim CEO Clotilde Delbos called into question the strategic road map meant to carry the French automaker through 2022. In a video address to employees Tuesday, Delbos said Renault will review the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Creating a Human-Friendly Workplace in an Age of Automation

October 17, 2019

Via: Industry Week

In the 1936 satire Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin stars as a hapless factory worker tightening bolt after bolt after bolt of a large industrial machine until he is eventually pulled into—and run through—its gears.Bottom of Form However silly, Chaplin’s film […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Tesla gets approval to start manufacturing in China

October 17, 2019

Via: Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla Inc was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China’s industry ministry said on Thursday, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate it needs to start production in the country. The list was […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Corroded pipe led to Philadelphia refinery fire -U.S. Chemical Safety Board

October 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

The pipe fitting gave way around 4:00 a.m. ET (0800 GMT) on June 21, releasing more than 3,200 pounds of highly toxic chemical hydrofluoric acid (HF) into the atmosphere, the CSB said. That led to three separate explosions that hurled […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Quality Control

Swiss Grounds Airbus A220 Planes After Finding Engine Fault

October 15, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Swiss airline grounded its fleet of Airbus SE A220 jets after the latest incident with Pratt & Whitney engines forced a London-Geneva flight to land in Paris. Lufthansa’s Swiss unit, the world’s biggest operator of the narrow-body […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Tumbling Into Safety

October 15, 2019

Via: Industry Week

I took a tumble walking to my car after work the other day. It was my fault entirely. I chose to step over a rope fence rather than walk the extra 200 feet to the proper opening of the parking […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

J&J’s Legal Losses May Get Worse With 100,000 More Damage Claims

October 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Johnson & Johnson has taken some costly beatings in court this year. And it could get worse. Just last week, a jury ordered J&J to pay $8 billion for wrongfully pushing doctors to prescribe the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal. While the […]