AUTOMATION/ROBOTICS

Mercedes Launches Extensive Digital Production Platform

Company plans to achieve 15% efficiency improvement through connecting sensors—and everything in between—to the Cloud

Gary S. Vasilash
Transportation Editor, Gardner Business Media

Inside Xpeng Motors

A look at some of the technologies being deployed in a new factory building electric vehicles in Zhaoqing, Guandong Province
#ABB #BASF

Addressing Automation for Commercial Applications

Self-driving ride-hailed vehicles may seem cool, but autonomous commercial vehicles may actually be a better deployment of the technology
#Cadillac #Waymo #tech

What You Need to Know About Byton & the M-Byte

Byton is on a fast path forward with its M-Byte electric SUV launching in China this year and North America and Europe next. Here are key aspects. And keen insights from Benoit Jacob, its head of Design
#Renault #Volkswagen #Byton

NVIDIA Offers “Orin”; Fighting Cyberattacks; Under the Radar Weight Savings

NVIDIA Offers “Orin”; Fighting Cyberattacks; Under the Radar Weight Savings
#tech #Tesla #Chevrolet

January 7, 9am CST

AutoBeat Live is a monthly 30-minute show featuring conversations with leading observers of and people in the auto industry. Each episode will include insights about what’s happening—things that may affect suppliers to the industry. 

Akella on the Intersection of AI & Manual Assembly Ops

While there is an on-going pursuit of automation, Prasad Akella and his colleagues at Drishti Technologies believe there are big benefits to be gained by improving manual operations by using the power of AI

7 Cool Tools: Laser Cutting, Fixture Modeling, and more

Increase operational productivity with these new developments for automotive manufacturing from Mazak, Renishaw, Omron, Marposs and more.

Cobots: 14 Things You Need to Know

What jobs do cobots do well? How is a cobot programmed? What’s the ROI? We asked these questions and more to four of the leading suppliers of cobots. 

Freudenberg Leans into Industry 4.0

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

Conti-Nexteer JV Readies "Brake-to-Steer" Tech

Redundancy is good for automation 
#chassis

Valeo Scales Up Tech Plans

CTO Guillaume Devauchelle on the future of electrification, automation and in-vehicle health systems
#tech #Valeo #europe

Industrial Robot Use Hits All-Time High

U.S. robot use in 2019 up but slowed. China dominates deployment
#tech

Nissan Manufacturing Wish List

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

Seven Cool Tools

Increase operational productivity with these new developments
#HP

Tools You Can Use

Here are a few useful developments for your manufacturing operations, whether it is making components for electrical systems or camshafts or more.

Laser Blanking Line Means Significant Material Save

Increase production and save material. Seems like a double win for the sheet metal shop.
#Schuler

Robotic Sanding Tool for Improved Surfaces

End-effector allows consistency in surface prep
#3M