BUSINESS

Quality

Freudenberg Leans into Industry 4.0

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

Electronics

Magna-LG Electronics JV Targets Electrified Powertrains

Teaming up on electrification
#Magna #LG

Business

Nissan Aims to Forge Tech Alliances with Suppliers

Sourcing increasingly includes Toyota affiliates
#asia #Toyota #Nissan

Business

Cooper Standard Shuffles Execs

Couch and Pumphrey to add responsibilities as DeBest departs the company
#people

Production

COVID Exacerbates Supplier/OEM Relations

Improved communications and other best practices advocated
#quality #people

Regulations

Veoneer Exec Tapped to Head AV Computing Consortium

Creating standards for sensors and processors
#people

Business

Motional, Lyft to Launch Robo-Taxi Service in 2023

Driverless services on tap for several U.S. cities
#tech

Business

Bosch Books $3 Billion in Software Business

Adding an exclamation point to its 17,000-person cross-domain computing division
#Bosch

Labor

Modern Apprenticeships for Automotive Technicians

Apprenticeship programs have proven benefits of developing in-house talent, closing the skills gap, and increasing profitability
#people

Materials & Lightweighting

Building a Case for Hemp-Based Car Parts

A natural high for sustainable biomaterial
#tech #sustainability