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Design & Planning, Process

Tesla says plans to open China design and research center

January 16, 2020

Via: Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – U.S. electric car maker Tesla plans to open a design and research center in China to make “Chinese-style” vehicles, the company said in a recruitment notice on its official WeChat account. Wednesday’s notice sought to recruit designers […]


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

VW brand to launch 34 new models, derivatives globally in 2020

December 19, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WOLFSBURG — Volkswagen brand plans to launch 34 new models and derivatives next year including electrified cars to lower emissions as stringent new CO2 reduction targets are phased in by the European Union. The ID3 battery-powered compact hatchback will go […]


Design & Planning, Process

Ford to invest $1.45 billion in two Detroit plants, add 3,000 jobs

December 17, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Tuesday it plans to invest more than $1.45 billion at two of its manufacturing facilities in Detroit to make electric, autonomous and sports utility vehicles, and add 3,000 jobs. The No.2 U.S. […]


Design & Planning, Process

GM, LC Chem announce $2.3 billion EV battery venture in Ohio

December 5, 2019

Via: Reuters

The plant, to be built at a new site near GM’s closed assembly plant in Lordstown in northeast Ohio, will employ more than 1,100 people, the companies said. Construction is to begin in mid-2020 and the plant will have an […]


Design & Planning, Process

Apple breaks ground on $1bn Austin campus expansion

November 25, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The $1bn campus will initially house 5,000 employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000, and is expected to open in 2022. Apple is steadily growing in Austin with approximately 7,000 employees in the city – more than a 50% […]


Design & Planning, Process

Apple starts construction of new campus in Texas

November 20, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had started construction of a new campus in Austin, Texas, beside its existing facility where it makes the new MacBook Pro laptops. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is set to give […]


Design & Planning, Process

Apple aims to launch AR Headset in 2022, AR Glasses by 2023: The Information

November 11, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is aiming to launch augmented-reality headset in 2022 and a sleeker pair of AR glasses by 2023, news website The Information reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Apple executives discussed the timelines […]


Design & Planning, Process

Thyssenkrupp to make job cuts, reorganize auto parts business

October 9, 2019

Via: Automotive News

DUESSELDORF — New Thyssenkrupp CEO Martina Merz on Wednesday paved the way for deeper job cuts at the ailing conglomerate, telling employees in an internal memo such a step was necessary for a much-needed turnaround. Thrown into crisis by a […]


Design & Planning, Process, Production

Bosch to make silicon carbide chips in electric vehicle range-anxiety play

October 7, 2019

Via: Reuters

Silicon carbide is more conductive than more widely-used silicon, making it possible for the chips that manage the motors in battery-powered vehicles to have higher switching frequencies and to throw off less heat. “Silicon carbide semiconductors bring more power to […]


Design & Planning, Process

HP to Cut as Much as 16% of Workforce Amid Print Unit Woes

October 4, 2019

Via: Industry Week

HP Inc. (IW 500/22) will slash as much as 16% of its workforce as part of a broad restructuring meant to cut costs and boost sales growth amid the company’s first change in top leadership in four years. The personal […]