QUALITY

Mercedes Launches Extensive Digital Production Platform

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

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group

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
#Porsche #Dodge #Apple

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
#dealers #people #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

Include Inspection in Automation Plans

Expand your thinking for process and quality improvement.
#Siemens

November 5, 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

Batteries

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

Mobility

Testing the Building Blocks for Self-Driving Vehicles

VSI Labs helps developers of technologies for self-driving cars better understand how their products affect the vehicle’s overall performance.
#Schaeffler

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

JLR Uses Aerospace Sensors to Test Lightweight Materials

New metals and advanced composites will be subject to extreme conditions

Ford Unveils Next-Gen Self-Driving Test Platform

Latest testbed moves system to "launch-intent" status
#tech #Ford

Nissan Manufacturing Wish List

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

Seven Cool Tools

Increase operational productivity with these new developments
#HP

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

New survey questions turn 2020 results topsy-turvy
#Porsche #Tesla #Kia

Tesla’s New Model Y Grapples with Quality Issues

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

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
#Waymo #Ford #Amazon

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. 
#FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Ford #GeneralMotors