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Business

J.D. Power APEAL: What Do Customers Like?

If the Initial Quality Study (IQS) is about issues customers have after three months of ownership, the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study is about what they like. Really like
#Tesla #Porsche #Apple

Production

Big Organizational Change at Bosch

The future—as in a few months from now—is largely digital
#facilities #engineer #Bosch

Design

Porsche Prints Pistons

Although Porsche—like most OEMs—has been using additive technology to produce prototype components and the like, through work performed with supplier Mahle and equipment manufacturer Trumpf, it is using additive for pistons.
#Mahle #Porsche

On-Demand Webinars

Check out recordings of past live webinars on trending automotive topics. 

Business

LIFT: Advancing Lightweighting Tech

Next-generation manufacturing and talent development programs
#tech

Hybrid

Building Hondas and Acuras Is a Family Affair

First-hand insights into building NSXes, Accords and much more
#tech

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.
#tech

Business

Could GM Spin Off EV Business?

An intriguing way to get Wall Street’s attention
#GMC #LG #GeneralMotors

Labor

CAR MBS: Manufacturing Ops Need Better Tech, Experts Say

Equipment needs updating—as do the personnel in the industry
#Chrysler #Tesla

Finishing

Nissan Manufacturing Wish List

What are the sorts of things that people at Nissan North American manufacturing ops are looking for?
#Nissan #Infiniti #facilities

Business

Could GM Spin Off EV Business?

An intriguing way to get Wall Street’s attention
#Cadillac #tech #GeneralMotors

Economics

CAR MBS: Auto Rebound On Track, But…

Uncertainty casts plenty of doubt about pace and timiing

Assembly

Vehicle Wholesales in China Jump 15%

Year-to-date volume still lags, but gap is closing quickly
#asia

Batteries

Lordstown Motors Plans IPO

Reverse merger strategy for year-end offering
#HP #Mahindra #Ford

Automation/Robotics

Seven Cool Tools

Increase operational productivity with these new developments
#HP

Batteries

Rivian Targets Mid-2021 Launch

Pilot production begins at former Mitsubishi plant
#Amazon #Rivian

Sales

Nissan to Cut Production 30% through 2020?

Report says 1.1 million fewer units planned for April-December
#Mitsubishi #Datsun #Nissan

Propulsion

Kia Unveils the K5

A sporty midsize sedan will be coming out of the Kia Motors America plant in West Point, Georgia. The GT model will have a 2.5-liter turbo, 8-speed DCT and the ability to go 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. Yes, a midsize sedan
#Bose #Kia #HP

Marketing

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

New survey questions turn 2020 results topsy-turvy
#quality #Tesla #Volvo