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Category: Design &Planning


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

Renault plans merger with Nissan through holding company, report says

April 26, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO — Renault will propose to Nissan a plan to create a joint holding company that would give both automakers equal footing as Renault seeks further integration with its Japanese partner, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Friday. Under the proposal, […]


Design &Planning, Process

KPN: Excluding Huawei from 5G network will not incur extra costs

April 26, 2019

Via: Reuters

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch telecom company KPN will strip out equipment made by China’s Huawei from its existing core mobile telecommunications network at the same time as it upgrades to 5G technology, the company’s Chief Financial Officer said on Friday. […]


Design &Planning, Process

Report: J&J plans €100m expansion in Ireland, to add 100 jobs

April 8, 2019

Via: Mass Device

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) is reportedly planning to expand its vision business in Ireland with a €100 million project that’s slated to add 100 jobs to the local economy. The plant in Limerick is expected to bring 100 permanent jobs […]


Design &Planning, Process, R&D

Microsoft, BMW launch industrial cloud technology partnership

April 2, 2019

Via: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp and BMW Group on Tuesday launched an initiative to create an Open Manufacturing Platform that seeks to stimulate innovation and accelerate the development of ‘smart’ factories. It’s the second alliance of its kind in a […]


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

GM confirms plans to build new EV, invest $300 million in Michigan plant

March 22, 2019

Via: Reuters

The largest U.S. automaker has come under heavy criticism from President Donald Trump in recent days over its decision to end production at its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant earlier this month. GM officials said the announcement was planned well before […]


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 […]