LIFT: Advancing Lightweighting Tech

Next-generation manufacturing and talent development programs


Inside Xpeng Motors

A look at some of the technologies being deployed in a new factory building electric vehicles in Zhaoqing, Guandong Province


Addressing Automation for Commercial Applications

Self-driving ride-hailed vehicles may seem cool, but autonomous commercial vehicles may actually be a better deployment of the technology
#Waymo #tech #Cadillac

Five Major Pitfalls of Implementing Automation

July 14 @ 2 pm EST |Common things that can go wrong with automation projects and best practices to save time, money, and unnecessary headaches.

Interiors & Electronics

Building Hondas and Acuras Is a Family Affair

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


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.
#Hyundai #Mazda #Acura


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.
#Mazda #Honda #Hyundai


Dodge Soars to Top of J.D. Power Quality Report

New survey questions turn 2020 results topsy-turvy
#quality #Jaguar #Dodge


Europe’s Car Plants at 50% of Capacity

Carmakers don’t expect to return to normal output for months.
#europe #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Jaguar


Tesla’s New Model Y Grapples with Quality Issues

Accelerated launch schedule has reaped supply, production issues
#Tesla #quality


NEVS Targets Flexible Robo-Taxis

Reconfigurable seating and plug-and-play autonomous software is put to the test in Sweden
#europe #Saab


Tesla Puts Battery Production on “Hold” at German Plant

Phase-one will focus on producing 100,000 EVs per year.
#europe #Tesla #facilities


Lincoln Kills the Continental—Again

Luxury marque will focus entirely on SUVs
#Continental #Ford #Lincoln


GM Says Pandemic Cost Cuts Are Permanent

Fewer chassis, fewer models, fewer options ahead?


Tools You Can Use

Here are a few useful developments for your manufacturing operations, whether it is making components for electrical systems or camshafts or more.


What You Need to Know About Byton & the M-Byte

Byton is on a fast path forward with its M-Byte electric SUV launching in China this year and North America and Europe next. Here are key aspects. And keen insights from Benoit Jacob, its head of Design
#BMW #Byton #Volkswagen


Audi and Capgemini Launch Digital Consulting Firm

Making a digital transformation is becoming increasingly essential and this joint venture is meant to address that—but who will be the customers?
#Volkswagen #Audi


Laser Blanking Line Means Significant Material Save

Increase production and save material. Seems like a double win for the sheet metal shop.


Global Auto Supply Base Revs Up

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