PRODUCTION

Design

Sandy Munro and the Tesla Cybertruck

Design/engineering/manufacturing expert looks at the Cybertruck. He says when he saw it, “It was love at first sight”
#Tesla #Ford #people

Mobility

Toyota to Launch. . . a City

Rather than just trying to see how advanced mobility and robotics will fit into existing structures, Toyota is building a city to help determine how these things can be best integrated into people’s lives
#Toyota #people

Production

BYTON Wants to Take a Bite Out of Tesla

Fast moving China-based EV startup is putting the finishing touches on a 300,000-unit factory
#Tesla #Byton

Assembly

Next Frontier for Robots: General Assembly

The next challenge for industrial robots is achieving human-like dexterity, including the ability to handle flexible components such as wiring and fabric, says Fanuc America.

Quality

Track-Testing Schaeffler’s e-Mobility Tech

For years Schaeffler Group USA has been helping carmakers make their powertrains more efficient through electrification, supplying everything from components to turnkey systems.

Production

Testing EV Systems for Leaks

Nobody wants water leaking into electric car battery packs. But keeping them dry can be a challenge, says Thomas Parker, North American automotive sales manager for Inficon Holding AG.

Batteries

GM Makes Hamtramck an All-EV Plant

It’s alive! EVs give GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant a new life
#Vauxhall #facilities #Chevrolet

Business

Car Output in Germany Slumps to 23-Year Low

Germany’s auto industry, which depends heavily on exports, is in trouble.
#europe #Carbon

Batteries

GM Makes Hamtramck an All-EV Plant

It’s alive! EVs give GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant a new life
#Vauxhall #facilities #Chevrolet

Batteries

Rivian Confirms Platform for Ford EV

Electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive confirms it will supply the “skateboard” chassis to carry a premium-level electric vehicle developed by Ford.
#Rivian #Amazon #Tesla

Autonomous Vehicles

Michigan Mobility Proving Grounds Adds Tech Park

Fledgling autonomous vehicle test center seeks tenants, increased utilization  
#Toyota #Hyundai #Ford

Production

Tesla Buys Land for German Factory

Tesla secures land for German megafactory.
#Tesla #europe #facilities

Mobility

Bikes, Buses and Drones at SEAT

SEAT is improving its environmental footprint, in part by taking to the air
#SEAT #sustainability #facilities

Composites

McLaren Hybrid Tests on the Space Shuttle Runway

Yes, if you’re going to test a car that goes 250 mph, odds are you want something straight and smooth to run it on
#McLaren #HP #Carbon

Design

Fast Christmas

Why not get a limited-edition Mustang Shelby GT350 for that special someone on your list?
#Ferrari #Ford

SPONSORED

9 Ways Additive Manufacturing Rises to the Advanced Mobility Challenge

Additive manufacturing (AM) is just one manufacturing method that drives advanced mobility forward and also has a history of embracing the digital connectivity demanded by this trend.
#MINI #Autodesk #Bose

Production

2019 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury

For being the “entry-lux” sedan, this really is one fine automobile
#Toyota #HP #Apple