Tag: manufacturing

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Manufacturing Obscurity Is a Fate Worse Than the Robopocalypse

August 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

No country is even close to America when it comes to churning out cinematic thrillers depicting the robot apocalypse, introducing a steady supply of cyborgs, replicants, androids. Making actual industrial robots—the ones that perform our boring, repetitive tasks in factories […]

Design & Planning, Process

The Intersection of IoT and Sustainability

August 7, 2019

Via: Automation World

Last month, Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) held an international conference on “The Internet of Things (IoT) for Sustainability Is Smart Business” at the Georgia Tech Research Institute in […]

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

Hyundai launches hybrid vehicle with solar panels

August 6, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Korean automotive manufacturer Hyundai has announced the launch of its first car to feature solar panels. The solar roof charging system provides electric power as the vehicle is driving, contributing between 30 and 60% of battery charge per day. Charged […]

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

How the industry’s researchers are looking for new vehicle ingredients

August 5, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Sometime in the mid-1990s, when Katrina Cornish was living in California and working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, she saw a load of freshly picked tomatoes in a hopper being transported from a farm on the back of a […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle decides against selling itself; shares plunge

August 5, 2019

Via: Automotive News

CHICAGO — said it finished a strategic review with “no actionable bids” for the company and “will focus on executing its strategic plan as an independent public company.” Shares in the company plunged 37 percent to $11.32 in early […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Tesla sued by family of Florida man killed in Autopilot crash

August 2, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Tesla Inc. was sued for the second time in three months by the family of a car owner who was killed in a crash while using the driver-assistance system Autopilot. Jeremy Banner, 50, died when the Model 3 sedan he […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

BMW Q2 results hit by rising costs of making greener vehicles

August 1, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — BMW stuck to its outlook even as second-quarter earnings fell 20 percent, hit by currency headwinds and the rising cost of manufacturing electric and hybrid cars to help the automaker meet stricter emissions limits. The company said its […]

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Public Perception of Manufacturing Appears to Be Changing

July 16, 2019

Via: Automation World

There is a massive movement underway as the manufacturing community works to change its reputation as a dark, dirty and dangerous place. With a looming skills shortage threatening the future of every segment, companies are doing their best to change […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

European Alliance to Invest $6.7 Billion in Electric Car Batteries

May 7, 2019

Via: Industry Week

European governments and companies will form an alliance for developing next-generation batteries for electric vehicles, investing five to six billion euros (US$6.7 billion) in the project, the French and German finance ministers said on May 2. France’s Bruno Le Maire […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Auto group tries to steer Colorado clear of California ZEV rules

May 7, 2019

Via: Reuters technology

In January, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order directing the state to adopt California’s ZEV rules, joining nine other U.S. states including Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Oregon. His order said the formal rules to adopt […]