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Design & Planning, Process

Toyota plans self-driving escort for Olympic torch and marathon

August 23, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Toyota will deploy some 3,700 vehicles and mobility products at next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics, nearly all of them electrified, including a futuristic self-driving pod car that will escort the Olympic torch and lead the marathon race. The […]


Logistics, Process

Graphic: Factory woes grip swing states that flipped for Trump in 2016

August 22, 2019

Via: Reuters

Trump is telling voters across the country that the economy is booming and jobs are growing. But the blow to factory employment is more pronounced in places like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin than in the rest of the country. While […]


Design & Planning, Process

U.S. Steel plans to lay off hundreds of workers in Michigan

August 20, 2019

Via: Reuters

In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed on Aug. 5, the Pittsburgh-based company said it expects to let go fewer than 200 workers following its decision to halt production at the Michigan facility. In mid-June, the company said it […]


Design & Planning, Process, Production

Huawei founder details ‘battle mode’ reform plan to beat U.S. crisis

August 20, 2019

Via: Reuters

His remarks come as the United States said this week it will extend by 90 days a reprieve that permits Huawei Technologies to buy components from U.S. companies to supply existing customers, but it also moved to add more than […]


Design & Planning, Process

Amazon Wants to Put Alexa in Cars. Google and Apple Are There Already

August 19, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Somewhere between Spotify crashing and Alexa failing to locate his favorite sushi place, Rafael Rivera decided he was dealing with an unfinished product. The software developer’s rectangular Echo Auto, perched on the dashboard of his 2005 Mini Cooper, picked up […]


Process, Production

‘Very Painful’ Trade War Has Tech Suppliers Moving Out of China

August 13, 2019

Via: Industry Week

HP Inc.-laptop maker Inventec Corp. said it will to shift production of notebooks for the U.S. market out of China within months, adding to the tech industry’s exodus as the world’s two largest economies escalate their trade war. Inventec will […]


Logistics, Process

China new-energy vehicle sales drop for first time in over two years

August 12, 2019

Via: Reuters

NEV sales fell to 80,000 units last month in China. That compared with a growth of 80% in NEV sales in June. Overall auto sales in the world’s biggest vehicle market fell 4.3% in July, down for a 13th consecutive […]


Process, R & D

How 3D Printing Is Changing Production Models

August 9, 2019

Via: Automation World

No matter how technologies change, or what new innovations break into the mainstream, the basic goals of manufacturing remain the same: Reduce unplanned downtime, reduce costs, eliminate unnecessary waste, etc. How fortunate it is that 3D printing (a.k.a. additive manufacturing) […]


Design & Planning, Process

Mahindra eyes former GM plant in Mich. if it wins U.S. contract

August 8, 2019

Via: Automotive News

India vehicle manufacturing giant Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said it plans to revitalize the former General Motors Buick City complex in Flint, Mich., in a deal that could lead to 2,000 jobs if it wins a major U.S. government contract. […]


Logistics, Process

Signs of price truce push Lyft, Uber higher

August 8, 2019

Via: Reuters

With Uber set to report after Wall Street closes, analysts were excited by Lyft’s 72% rise in second-quarter revenue and its assertion higher spend per rider – read higher prices – would pull both third quarter and full-year sales above […]