Fuel Cells

Magna Exec Sees a Hydrogen Future

No, this is not some far-off future, but at the start of the next decade
#Jaguar #Fisker #Magna

Autonomous Vehicles

GM Renews Bid to Deploy Shuttles that Lack Steering, Pedal Controls

Cruise Automation unit eager to start tests in 2022.

Assembly

Tesla Posts 3Q Profit, Affirms 2020 Sales Target

Company sheds startup status, moves into full-fledged carmaking
#europe #facilities #Tesla

Marketing

GM Bullish about Fuel Cell Deal with Nikola

"We are going forward" with $2 billion alliance, says President Mark Reuss.
#Nikola

Batteries

Next-Gen ZF Tech Steers Further to the Rear

New all-wheel steering system targets electric vehicles
#tech #chassis #ZF

Automation/Robotics

Putting Level 3 Automation to the Test

Foretellix and Mobileye team up on verification tools
#europe #tech #Mobileye

Batteries

The VW Golf TGI: Internal Combustion—of Natural Gas

Yes, electric vehicles are increasing in number. But there’s something to be said for natural gas.
#emissions #Volkswagen

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Are you ready to catch the coming EV wave?

The future of e-mobility depends on collaboration. Automotive companies will need to build business models based on strengths and limitations to tap into the EV value chain and fully capitalize on the opportunities within the new EV ecosystem.

Connectivity

Why "Mild" Disruptions Should Be Your Game Plan

There are automotive tech game-changers under development, but it may be useful for suppliers to play a somewhat more conservative game in the near-term
#Hyundai #Ford

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Explore IMTS Spark Knowledge Centers

Top Shops

The Gardner Business Intelligence and Modern Machine Shop Top Shops Program is both an honor for the shops chosen annually, and a benchmarking tool for all who participate. See how your business stacks up.

Why Multitasking?

Machine tools that can perform turning, milling and other operations on one platform offer process efficiencies that more and more shops are leveraging to their advantage.

Digital Manufacturing

From machine monitoring and machine tool dynamics to out-of-the-box digital tools, discover the digital manufacturing technologies becoming a requirement for competing in the marketplace as well as simplifying and improving businesses.

Trends in Automotive

What's Next for the Automotive Industry? The Editors of AutoBeat explore the industry's transition to one where automotive manufacturing is safer, simpler, more regulated … and possibly reshored.

Design

Engineering the 2020 Nissan Sentra

An inside look on how an impressive compact sedan came to be
#Tesla #AutolineAfterHours #people

Sales

Talking Acura TLX

The folks in charge of developing and manufacturing the fifth-generation TLX talk on “Autoline After Hours.”
#MercedesBenz #AutolineAfterHours #Audi

Marketing

Simon Sproule Has Forgotten More About Auto Than Many Experts Know

With a CV like his, there is a depth of knowledge not readily matched.
#AutolineAfterHours #people #Fisker

Economics

Outlook for North American Tooling Firms: Not Good

Harbour Results sees bumpy times ahead for North American producers of things like molds and dies
#Tesla #people

Materials & Lightweighting

Why Materials Matter—To People

Porsche and Ford are among OEMs addressing how materials are acquired
#sustainability #Porsche #Ford

Economics

Why EV Charging the Other Way Might Be Profitable

ABB is providing a French company with the ability to put EV electricity back into the grid
#ABB

Autonomous Vehicles

Ford Unveils Next-Gen Self-Driving Test Platform

Latest testbed moves system to "launch-intent" status
#tech #Ford

Batteries

GM Preps Third U.S. Plant to Make EVs

Spring Hill plant will continue to make piston-powered vehicles.
#facilities

Production

2021 NY Auto Show Pushed to August

Delay paves way for expansion…assuming large gatherings are allowed by then
#facilities

Electronics

2020 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line

The Volkswagen sedan that people don’t seem to know about—but ought to
#Volkswagen #Suzuki

Batteries

New Fiat 500 Takes a Red Dot Award

Third generation of the iconic Italian city car achieves an award for design
#people #Fiat

Design

How Recycled Materials Create a Highly Efficient EV

Innovative design and engineering create a compact sports car that is built largely with recycled waste materials
#sustainability #tech

Autonomous Vehicles

Einride Reveals New Pods

Electric, autonomous transport vehicles for freight can be ordered right now

Electronics

Magna Engineers Another Clever Seat

Forward, fold, flip—Magna seating engineers just keep making it easier to get in and out of vehicles
#Chrysler #Dodge

Rapid Prototyping

Learning Additive at General Motors

Kevin Quinn, GM director of Additive Design and Manufacturing, talks about why teaching people about additive is important to the OEM’s efforts to advance the use of the technology
#GeneralMotors #engineer #Stratasys