QUALITY

MINI and Small Houses & a Digital Twin in Tokyo

Getting people physically on the road and digitally testing without people on the road

Gary S. Vasilash
Transportation Editor, Gardner Business Media

Mercedes Launches Extensive Digital Production Platform

Company plans to achieve 15% efficiency improvement through connecting sensors—and everything in between—to the Cloud
#MercedesBenz

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
#BMW #Dodge #Porsche

Hyundai Puts Best Practices into Action Against COVID-19

Hyundai Hope on Wheels is providing $4-million in grants for drive-thru testing and kits to perform the tests
#people #Hyundai #Dana

Why Electric Commercial Trucks Matter

Sure, they’re not as trendy as an EV sports SUV, but they can make a big difference in terms of addressing air quality.
#Volvo

January 7, 9am CST

AutoBeat Live is a monthly 30-minute show featuring conversations with leading observers of and people in the auto industry. Each episode will include insights about what’s happening—things that may affect suppliers to the industry. 

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.
#Schaeffler

Quality

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.
#Schaeffler

Hybrid

Leak-Testing for EV Batteries

Leak-testing expert INFICON Holding AG can help carmakers keep moisture out of electronic devices, including under-floor batteries for electric cars.
#Schaeffler

Akella on the Intersection of AI & Manual Assembly Ops

While there is an on-going pursuit of automation, Prasad Akella and his colleagues at Drishti Technologies believe there are big benefits to be gained by improving manual operations by using the power of AI

Seven Cool Tools: Spindles, Quality & More

Increase operational productivity with these new developments

CMM for Large Part Throughput

Measuring machine can handle parts like those typical in powertrain

Freudenberg Leans into Industry 4.0

CTO/COO Ted Duclos talks about dual roles and common objective
#facilities #tech #people

Vehicle Inspection Startup Eyes Expanded Opportunities

Auctions and dealership applications promise to provide OEMs with improved lifecycle data
#body #quality #tires

Roush CleanTech Adds Electric Truck Capabilities

Penske Leasing to test demonstration models this year
#ROUSH #chassis #tech

7 Cool Tools: Laser Cutting, Fixture Modeling, and more

Increase operational productivity with these new developments for automotive manufacturing from Mazak, Renishaw, Omron, Marposs and more.

Cobots: 14 Things You Need to Know

What jobs do cobots do well? How is a cobot programmed? What’s the ROI? We asked these questions and more to four of the leading suppliers of cobots. 

Hyundai Touts Clean HVAC Tech

Improving air quality during and after your ride
#Hyundai

Nissan Manufacturing Wish List

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

Seven Cool Tools

Increase operational productivity with these new developments
#HP

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 #Amazon #Aptiv