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

Gary S. Vasilash
Transportation Editor, Gardner Business Media

Ford’s Project Apollo: Working With 3M and GE Healthcare for COVID-19 Response

Putting manufacturing engineering knowhow and clever design and product development in the battle against COVID-19
#people #Ford #engineer

Building Hondas and Acuras Is a Family Affair

First-hand insights into building NSXes, Accords and much more
#Mazda #Hyundai #Acura


Potential Savings with an Automated Turning Cell Add Up: Case in Point

Aside from reducing labor and need for extra fixturing, automated turning provides several opportunities for saving time and money. Here’s how.


Process Engineering for an Automated Turning Cell

How does the average shop go about doing all the process engineering to make sure they get the best return on an automated turning center? Murata Machinery USA, makers of Muratec automated twin-spindle turning centers, breaks it down.

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. 

Modern Apprenticeships for Automotive Technicians

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

Considering Reshoring: The Pros and Cons

Politically it may be popular. But logistically and economically it may not necessarily be advantageous
#Toyota #Honda #BMW

CAR MBS: Manufacturing Ops Need Better Tech, Experts Say

Equipment needs updating—as do the personnel in the industry
#Tesla #Chrysler

Kia Updates EV Plans

Dedicated models, subscription plans and service training

No Surprise: Gallup Finds Workers Ill At Ease

“Work and Education” poll find a big COVID-19-driven drop in feeling safe in the workplace

Why Reshoring Matters Now More Than Ever

Supply chains can be tricky things—especially when you need quick responses for market changes

What Suppliers Need to Know Right Now

This is a time of reckoning for the auto industry, says Paul Eichenberg. He has some recommendations as to how companies can make their way through it.
#AutolineAfterHours #facilities #Chevrolet

Restart Checklist for Suppliers Developed and Available

Getting your operations back up and running in light of COVID-19 is daunting. This can help

Ford Makes Major Changes at the Top

Farley and Thai-Tang rise. Hinrichs departs.
#Ford #people #Toyota

The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?
#GeneralMotors #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Tesla

A Scary Look at the Auto Industry

A witch, a clown, a masked vigilante, and a doctor go into a studio. . . .
#Opel #Jeep #Peugeot

What to Do In an R&D Overcapacity Situation

Opel is making a big change in staffing in Rüsselsheim
#Vauxhall #GeneralMotors #PSAPeugeotCitroen