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Design &Planning, Process

Toyota pledges its growing investment in US manufacturing  

March 18, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company has announced an investment of nearly $750mn in five different states. The new investments include adding the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (the best-selling SUV in the US), and Lexus ES 300 Hybrid vehicle production at its Georgetown, Kentucky manufacturing […]


Design &Planning, Process

Tesla says it plans to boost charger network

March 7, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Tesla Inc. sait it plans to update its charging network to halve typical wait times as the Model 3 fleet grows larger and rivals like Porsche ready their own powerful infrastructure. After doubling power at Tesla’s stations and vehicles preheating […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

German industry to invest $68B in EVs, automation in next 3 years

March 4, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Germany’s car industry is to invest nearly 60 billion euros ($68 billion) over the next three years on electric cars and automated driving, the head of the VDA car industry association said. Increasing the number of electric cars on the […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Hyundai Motor CEO says China capacity cuts being considered

February 28, 2019

Via: Automotive News

SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Co., which is reeling from tumbling sales in China, is considering cutting capacity at its factories in its biggest market, CEO Wonhee Lee said, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. Lee made […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Hyundai’s 5-year plan: $40 billion on new models, technology

February 27, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Hyundai Motor Co. joined automakers pledging massive spending in the years ahead to address the industry’s transformation and fend off new competition from the likes of Tesla Inc. The South Korean maker of Sonata sedans and Tucson crossovers plans to […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

VW to invest $1.7 billion in Ford’s Argo AI, report says

February 26, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen Group is preparing to invest up to $1.7 billion in a self-driving joint venture centered on Ford Motor Co.’s Argo AI unit, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing sources with knowledge of the discussions. VW is preparing to […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Honda announces its global automobile manufacturing restructure

February 20, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

In order to accelerate its commitment to ,manufacturing electrified cars, in response to global demands within the automotive industry, it has revised its global manufacturing operations, and focus activity in regions where it expects to have high production volumes. The […]


Design &Planning, Process

Intel is reportedly investing $11bn by furthering its manufacturing activities in Israel

January 30, 2019

Via: Manufacturing GlobalManufacturing Global

It has been revealed that one of the world’s leading producer of semiconductor chips, Intel, has issued a business plan to invest up to $11bn in a new advanced manufacturing plant in Israel, one of the largest investments the country […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Ford Europe to cut thousands of jobs in turnaround plan

January 10, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Ford will shed thousands of jobs at its European operations in a bid to return the business to profitability in a broad restructuring that may include shutting down production plants. Ford has struggled with an aging model lineup and a […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Ford plans new wireless tech for cars starting 2022

January 7, 2019

Via: Reuters

Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Monday it plans to roll out a wireless technology for its new vehicle models in the United States, starting 2022, that will allow direct communication between connected devices. The new technology called C-V2X, or […]