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Business

High Tech for the Factory Floor

You’ve heard about Industry 4.0. This system can help manufacturers realize it to great benefit
#Dodge #Ford #Hyundai

Production

On the 2021 Kia Seltos: Small Crossover with Big Presence

Kia grows its lineup of crossovers with a subcompact and provides it with tech so that it isn’t a vehicle that people buy wishing that they could afford something better. 
#Buick #Fiat #HP

Interiors & Electronics

Porsche Seats Get a 3D-Printed Structure

Well, 40 seats do for the near-term. But after that. . . ?
#Porsche

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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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.

Hybrid

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.

Production

Auto Industry Teams Up to Produce Medical Equipment to Combat the Coronavirus

General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler and Tesla are forging new partnerships to combat the coronavirus
#Chrysler #Fiat #Ford

Production

The Other Side: 3D Printing for Medical Equipment: Stat

A 21st century tool to help take on the 21st century virus. And if you have capacity, you can help.
#Stratasys

Hybrid

Building Hondas and Acuras Is a Family Affair

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

Business

Coronavirus Roundup: March 27

More companies idle plants, look for cash
#asia #europe #people

Hybrid

Ford, GM Slow Rolling EV Ramp Up

Production plans show increasing focus on high-profit trucks
#Cadillac #Ford #GeneralMotors

Labor

Ford to Resume Production at 13 Plants in N. America

Ford, and maybe other carmakers, plan April restarts
#facilities #Chrysler #Fiat

Materials & Lightweighting

New Steels Explained: What You Need to Know About the Ongoing Developments

A range of new steels is being developed to assist body engineers create better trucks, cars and SUVs. Here’s what they can do for everyone from safety engineers to designers
#Acura #Ford #GeneralMotors

Production

UPDATE: Detroit’s Big Three Ask Staffers to Work at Home

Global policies aim to combat coronavirus pandemic
#asia #europe #Chrysler

Business

Virus Crisis Hits Car Sales in U.S., Europe

A mess, but not as bad as in China
#europe #facilities #Chrysler

Economics

Tesla Shops for a Site to Make the Cybertruck

Here comes another bidding war, Tesla brings major economic benefit to states
#people #facilities #Tesla

Propulsion

GM Touts Cheaper EV Battery Tech

More power, more range, less cost
#quality #facilities #Cadillac

Production

Alfa Brings Back an Up-to-Date GTA

The company is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, and a smokin’ fast tribute car is part of the celebration
#AlfaRomeo #Carbon #HP