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Lincoln Nautilus Enhanced

Lincoln continues to focus on its SUV lineup (Aviator, Corsair, Navigator, Nautilus) with a subtle but significant change to the interior of the Nautilus
#Lincoln

Business

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
#Chevrolet #facilities #GMC

Sales

MINI Releases Two New Special Editions

The company is all about special editions, whether it is the Paddy Hopkirk Edition, Coral Red Edition, Sidewalk Edition or many more. Here are two more
#MINI

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. 

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Talking Acura TLX

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

Sales

How the 2021 Ford F-150 Was Developed

An inside view on how the new generation came to be from the man who heads all Ford product development, Hau Thai-Tang
#Acura #Cadillac #Audi

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A Skeptical View of Tesla

Montana Skeptic appears on this edition of “Autoline After Hours” to throw cold water on Tesla, but unlike the Wicked Witch of the West, it doesn’t melt
#BMW #AutolineAfterHours #Cadillac

Business

Motional, Lyft to Launch Robo-Taxi Service in 2023

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

Business

Modern Apprenticeships for Automotive Technicians

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

Mobility

BMW Embraces Cloudy Future with AWS Partnership

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

Quality

Freudenberg Leans into Industry 4.0

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

Business

Nissan Aims to Forge Tech Alliances with Suppliers

Sourcing increasingly includes Toyota affiliates
#Toyota #Nissan #asia

Car/Ride Sharing

Aurora Buys Uber's AV Business

Startup bolsters resources as it nears commercialization, ride-hailing giant to focus on core business
#tech

Interiors & Electronics

Chesbrough on the Numbers Now & What the Future May Be Like

What do tech and economics do to the vehicle market? Charlie Chesbrough has some ideas
#people

Propulsion

3 Things with Matthew Renna, Jon Allen and Terry Onica

Three people talk about three different things important in the industry. In this case: EVs, the Automotive Supply Chain, and Cloud Connected Vehicles.
#Volkswagen #Amazon #tech

Business

BlackBerry Teams Up with Amazon on Data Platform

New software tool promises to speed development times and spur innovation
#Amazon

Business

GM, Nikola Revise Plans...Sans Electric Pickup and Equity Stake

New agreement focuses on heavy-duty trucks
#Nikola

Sales

Hyundai and INEOS Advancing Hydrogen Use

While INEOS may be known to people in the auto industry as the company that is developing a vehicle that is boxy, utilitarian and retro-chic, there is more than a whiff of hydrogen about it, too
#Hyundai