A Guide to Looking at the Recovery (So Far)

Some numbers look good. But figure out what they are based on

Autonomous Vehicles

Daimler Truck Buys Stake in Lidar Startup Luminar

Aim is to quickly commercialize robo highway trucks
#europe #tech #Daimler


Ford Unveils Semi-Autonomous-Driving System

Level 2 tech will include a driver-monitoring camera
#Ford #tech


LG Chem Splits Off EV Battery Business

IPO expected a year from now
#asia #LG


Conti CEO Resigns Due to Health Reasons

Auto chief waiting in the wings as investors push for speedier reorganization


U.K. Auto Output Slumps as Exports to U.S. Plunge

Outlook grim as "no-deal" Brexit looms


Mopar for Jeep

Concept drawing released showing accessorized Jeep
#Jeep #FiatChryslerAutomobiles


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.


C-V2X in China

There is some serious development of this critical technology going on in China
#Ford #Audi

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Explore IMTS Spark Knowledge Centers

Practical Approaches to Automation

Automation isn't just useful for large volumes of the same part. Today, it is increasingly being used in machine shops for high-mix, low-volume jobs.

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.

Five Axis Machining

A broad overview of what first time five-axis machine users will need to think about and also what the newest technology offers to existing users.

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.


The Future Is Electric and Now

Paul Eichenberg says suppliers need to be positioning themselves for a different automotive future—or ride their businesses to an inevitable end
#tech #AutolineAfterHours #Tesla


Engineering the 2020 Nissan Sentra

An inside look on how an impressive compact sedan came to be
#people #Nissan #GeneralMotors


Talking Acura TLX

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

Fuel Cells

Magna Exec Sees a Hydrogen Future

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


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.
#Volkswagen #emissions


2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

The premium Toyota with a hybrid powertrain. What’s not to like?
#Toyota #Lexus #Buick


Panasonic to Work with Tesla on Next-Gen Battery

Expansion planned for Nevada Gigafactory


China Aims for 50% EV Sales in 15 Years

Lofty goals will be tough to meet.


U.S. Car Sales Climb 7% in October

Second month of growth bolsters cautious optimism

Interiors & Electronics

2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV 4WD Premium Luxury

Big, bold and yet somehow still sophisticated: the 2021 Cadillac Escalade
#body #chassis #Cadillac


Factory ZERO by the Numbers

Some key digits about a transformed factory in the 313
#Chevrolet #GeneralMotors #facilities


Outlook for North American Tooling Firms: Not Good

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

Materials & Lightweighting

Why Materials Matter—To People

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


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


2020 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line

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