#FACILITIES

Business

Freudenberg Leans into Industry 4.0

CTO/COO Ted Duclos talks about dual roles and common objective
#tech #people #facilities

Production

Another Application for Geo-Fenced AVs: Factory Logistics

Partners team up on valet parking and other niches
#tech #facilities

Design

BMW Embraces Cloudy Future with AWS Partnership

Improved results targeted with data-based decisions
#BMW #tech #facilities

Production

Henrik Fisker on Design, Working With Magna & More

While the Fisker Ocean isn’t expected to launch until the end of 2022, the legendary designer talks about how his company is preparing to create compelling electric vehicles
#Magna #Fisker #autolineafterhours

Steel

Engineering the 2021 Acura TLX

The second-generation sport sedan is designed and engineered to perform.
#chassis #Acura #Honda

Machining

Lucid Factory—Phase One—Complete

They’ve built the beta test cars. Now they’re running the factory to test the tooling and equipment
#facilities

Production

Chinese Battery Maker Ramps Up Plans

Cobalt-free units due next year, $2.4 billion European plant to open in 2023
#asia #europe #tech

Production

Flexible Production Facilitated by Porsche

Porsche and partners have developed a system to simulate production operations that can provide cost-effective, low-cost output
#Porsche #facilities

Autonomous Vehicles

Work for General Motors—from Home

GM understands that in order to achieve its goals for electric and autonomous vehicles, it is going to start doing things differently. Quite differently for a classic manufacturing company
#Cadillac #GeneralMotors #Chevrolet

Sales

2021 NY Auto Show Pushed to August

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

Batteries

Factory ZERO by the Numbers

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

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
#Autodesk #engineer #GeneralMotors

Business

Bollinger Expands Operations Ahead of Late-2021 EV Launch

Startup moves to new headquarters in Michigan and plans to double its staff
#covid-19 #Ford #Bollinger

Business

Phillips 66 to Convert Oil Refinery to Renewable Fuels

800-million-gallon capacity would be largest green fuel capacity in the world
#sustainability #facilities

Quality

VW Adds Battery Testing Capabilities in U.S.

Volkswagen continues to beef up its electric vehicle operations in the U.S.
#facilities #Audi #Volkswagen

Machining

Nissan Manufacturing Wish List

What are the sorts of things that people at Nissan North American manufacturing ops are looking for?
#Nissan #Infiniti #facilities

Production

SEAT Knows C-19 Isn’t Over

Preparing for when its people come back from their August holidays
#Audi #covid-19 #SEAT

Interiors & Electronics

Big Organizational Change at Bosch

The future—as in a few months from now—is largely digital
#engineer #Bosch #facilities

Assembly

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: June 5

More plants open, but others are targeted for closure
#asia #europe #covid-19

Quality

Ford Briefly Stops Production at 2 Plants After Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

Safety protocols get early test as industry relaunches U.S. production
#covid-19 #facilities #Ford