PRODUCTION

Production

Going Back to Work—Safely, Honestly

Companies like Ford have created solid protocols to get things back up and running. But it depends on the honesty of everyone to work as intended.
#facilities #Google #Ford

Production

Steps to Get Back Into Production

Don’t forget that not everyone owns a private vehicle when you’re bringing people back to work
#PSAPeugeotCitroen #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #facilities

Additive Manufacturing

How GM Quickly Created Capacity for Mask Production

GM’s head of global manufacturing engineering talks about how a global team put mask production capacity on the floor in a week
#SAIC #GeneralMotors #tech

Inside the Performance Manufacturing Center

Inside the Honda Performance Manufacturing Center

They don’t make many Acura NSX supercars. But those that they do are built with meticulous care and attention.
#Audi #HP #Honda

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Hybrid

Building Hondas and Acuras Is a Family Affair

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

Production

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.
#Acura #Honda #Hyundai

Propulsion

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.
#Acura #Honda #Hyundai

Production

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.
#facilities #Chevrolet

Production

Mexico Struggles to Clarify Relaunch Rules

Maybe the third time is the charm
#GeneralMotors #americas #facilities

Business

Michigan Okays Auto Production Starting May 11

Step eases supply chain bottleneck for other factories too
#facilities #Chrysler #Fiat

Assembly

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 25

Production snags, sales trends roil the auto industry
#Audi #Chevrolet #Chrysler

Business

Global Auto Supply Base Revs Up

Parts suppliers are cranking up production worldwide, but “normal” is months away
#asia #europe #facilities

Batteries

BMW Preps to Launch First Electric SUV

Production is on track to begin this summer in China
#europe #BMW #HP

Production

Restart Checklist for Suppliers Developed and Available

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

Ford Shares Sensor Test Data for Autonomous Vehicles

Before being set loose on roads, self-driving vehicles need a comprehensive view of what they could encounter
#tech #Ford #Amazon

Business

Tracking the Experience of Returning to Work

Helping companies track employee concerns about returning to work
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Propulsion

U.S. Carmakers Chart Restart Dates

Big Three aim for U.S. factory relaunches on May 18
#europe #facilities #Chrysler

Production

VW Goes Back to Work in Europe with Safety Precautions

100-point plan implemented at massive Wolfsburg plant
#facilities #Volkswagen

Business

UAW Pushes Back on Production Plans

United Auto Workers says May 4 is too soon to resume auto production. The Union wants more testing to ensure safe workplaces. 
#facilities #Chrysler #Fiat