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Production

Next Frontier for Robots: General Assembly

The next challenge for industrial robots is achieving human-like dexterity, including the ability to handle flexible components such as wiring and fabric, says Fanuc America.

Sales

Global Sales to Fall 3% This Year

Global light-vehicle sales will decline 3% this year to 92.1 million units amid ongoing trade tensions and other lingering concerns and uncertainties, says Jeff Schuster, president of global vehicle forecasting for LMC Automotive.

Mobility

Retooling Mobility Around Cost, Convenience

By 2030, consumers say their choice of transportation in an era of autonomous vehicles will be defined by cost and convenience, not brand, according to new research by IBM’s Institute for Business Value.
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Mobility

Smart Doors for Autonomous Vehicles

Continental AG’s new active entry system uses a key fob or smartphone app to recognize your approach, open the correct door and close it when you exit, says Mike Crane, head of Continental’s body and security for North America.
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Business

It's Time for the Auto Industry to Think Differently

The auto industry must learn new ways of thinking and behaving to cope with fast-changing technologies, says Carla Bailo, president and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research.

Sales

The Detroit Auto Show’s Summer Strategy

Next year’s auto show in Detroit will move from early January to mid-June and double in size with 1 million square feet of new outdoor “floorspace” devoted to hands-on activities.

Hybrid

Track-Testing Schaeffler’s e-Mobility Tech

For years Schaeffler Group USA has been helping carmakers make their powertrains more efficient through electrification, supplying everything from components to turnkey systems.
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Mobility

Making Autonomous Driving Tech Market-Ready

Wind River helps developers of advanced autonomous-driving systems deliver safety-certified and production-ready results, says Peter Brown, chief automotive architect.
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Autonomous Vehicles

IAV: Helping Prioritize EV, Autonomy Programs

Carmakers and tier one suppliers face a spike in engineering projects related to electrification and autonomous driving systems.
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Quality

Testing EV Systems for Leaks

Nobody wants water leaking into electric car battery packs. But keeping them dry can be a challenge, says Thomas Parker, North American automotive sales manager for Inficon Holding AG.
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