China and U.S. Manufacturing Job Losses

The EPI finds there have been millions of people put out of work in the U.S. due to competition with China—most in manufacturing

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?
#Honda #Toyota #Tesla

A Scary Look at the Auto Industry

A witch, a clown, a masked vigilante, and a doctor go into a studio. . . .
#Lancia #Maserati #Vauxhall

What to Do In an R&D Overcapacity Situation

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

Robots in the Auto Industry

When it comes to the deployment of robots, the auto industry is the hands-down leader. Or maybe that should be “gripper down”
#Rivian #Amazon #sustainability

VW, the Future & the End of “Conventional” Jobs Interiors & Electronics

"In order to become a global provider of sustainable mobility, we are pressing ahead with future projects such as electromobility, digital connectivity and new mobility services, equipped with the necessary resolve and financing.”
#oem #Volkswagen

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Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s Remarkable Training Program

Yes, unemployment rates are low, but for more than a million people, employment is elusive. One company helped some of those people
#Mitsubishi #MitsubishiElectric

Bentley Looking for Apprentices

It is always encouraging to learn about the efforts of OEMs and suppliers that are running apprenticeship programs to help train the future of the industry.
#oem #BentleyMotors

Canadian Union Won’t Give Up on Closed GM Plant

Canada’s Unifor union is hoping to somehow resurrect the Canadian assembly plant General Motors closed this week in Oshawa, Ont., after 112 years of operation.
#Oldsmobile #Buick #facilities

UAW Ratifies 4-Year Labor Deal with FCA

This year’s contentious round of U.S. auto industry labor talks is over. Not so clear is whether it’s also the last hurrah for the United Auto Workers union.
#Chrysler #Fiat #Ford

UAW to Disband Corrupt Region 5 Office

The United Auto Workers union says it will break up its largest regional office in an effort to stamp out corruption there.

UAW Names Gamble as Permanent President

Acting United Auto Workers union President Rory Gamble will fill that role on a permanent basis until a new leader is elected in June.
#Ford #people

Porsche Runs Want Ads As Cool As a 911

Finding first-rate employees is a challenge that every company faces on an on-going basis.
#oem #Porsche

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.

VW Training Engineers for EVs

Last week, Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the brand Board of Management responsible for E-Mobility, Volkswagen, said, “Within three years, Volkswagen will be starting production of a total of 27 electric car models for four brands in three regions of the world.
#engineer #oem #Volkswagen

Emergency Calling Becomes Required in the EU

Automatic emergency calling functionality—“eCall”—becomes mandatory for all new cars and light commercial vehicles next Saturday (March 31) in the European Union.
#Infineon #supplier #oem