QUALITY

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

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

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

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

Improving Production Quality

Researchers in the U.K. may have achieved line-rate BIW inspection

A Revo five-axis multi-sensor system deploys an SFP2 probe to make surface finishing measurements on an engine block. Design

In the Industry 4.0 age, post-process inspection technologies aren’t enough.
#quality

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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.
#tech

Production

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.
#tech

Mobility

Bosch and Smart Cities

Bosch is helping to improve the quality of life by using technology to connect homes, buildings and eventually cities, says Frank Sgambati, director of Smart City business development in the U.S.
#tech

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 #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. 
#facilities #Chrysler #Fiat

Predicting Parts Failures Sooner

Database of 3 billion service incidents helps carmakers spot failures
#tech #quality

Ford Briefly Stops Production at 2 Plants After Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

Safety protocols get early test as industry relaunches U.S. production
#facilities #Ford #Lincoln

Lucid Motors Moves Forward with EV Launch Plans

Validation testing expected to resume soon
#LucidMotors #HP #LG

Connecting V2X Tech

German consortium puts 5G communications to the test
#Bosch #europe #Volkswagen

Light Scanning Speeded

This new system works with a portable CMM arm for scanning large surfaces

Omron and Production Traceability

Helping manufacturers hike quality by more closely tracking parts
#quality

McLaren Hybrid Tests on the Space Shuttle Runway

Yes, if you’re going to test a car that goes 250 mph, odds are you want something straight and smooth to run it on
#McLaren #racing #HP

UL Goes EV

The well-known testing and certification firm is building a big EV test lab
#Tesla #engineer

How Software Tools Can Advance Autonomous Vehicle Development

Autonomous vehicles are both technologically broad and complex. So is the software used to design, train, test, and certify them.
#ANSYS #Toyota

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.
#tech