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Reminder: Time to Fall Back This Weekend

November 01, 2018

This weekend ends daylight saving time, the day we switch back the clocks and get that much-needed extra hour of sleep. The change will happen on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 a.m.

Quality is More Than Creating a Good Product

October 30, 2018

Quality has been defined as fitness for use, conformance to requirements, and the pursuit of excellence. Even though the concept of quality has existed for some time, the study and definition of quality have been given prominence only in the last century. 1920s: quality control….

Nationwide Electric Vehicle Public Charging Infrastructure Taking Form

October 25, 2018

After a slow start, sales of battery-electric vehicles are beginning to gain some serious momentum this year. Industry analysts are crediting the growing availability of longer-range and, in many cases, more affordable options. There is still the challenge of nationwide public charging stations that needs…

Smart Safety Increases Productivity and Up-Time

October 22, 2018

Smart safety uses the same concepts as smart manufacturing or Industry 4.0. As with smart manufacturing, connectivity and real-time analytics can also extend to industry safety. Smart safety can help not only monitor and manage your safety performance, but also transform operations. By connecting safety…

Learning in the Modern Age

October 19, 2018

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” What Benjamin Franklin said still holds true now more than ever. Good, bad or indifferent, everything is an opportunity to learn and grow and growth = progress. Click the image…

Autonomous Mobile Robots in Manufacturing

October 17, 2018

Autonomous mobile robots are becoming widely accepted in manufacturing. They are getting deployed in a broad range of environments and applications. Production processes have long been automated, but the movement of material has typically been a manual process, a gap in an otherwise automated facility….

Average Age of U.S. Owned Vehicles Continues to Rise

October 15, 2018

The average age of a vehicle driven in America has steadily risen. The latest study reveals that the average is a higher than ever– 10.5 years in 2017 up from 9.3 years in 2009. The study’s findings also unmasks some other interesting facts. First, trucks…

Automotive Industry Criticizes Europe’s CO2 Reduction Target

October 12, 2018

After the US government weakened its target to reduce emissions from new vehicles after pressure from the automotive industry, now it is Europe’s turn to be in a similar situation. Automakers criticized a proposed CO2 emissions reduction target for new cars in Europe, saying the…

Supercar or Hypercar. Which is It?

October 10, 2018

There are many terms used to describe high performance automobiles. But, terms such as “supercar” and “hypercar” are often used interchangeably. In fact, they are two different types of vehicles. These days there are more than just a few brands making high-performance, high-design cars. And,…

Automakers Take on Larger Role in Testing and Simulation

October 08, 2018

Chip and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) companies are scrambling to deal with stiff safety regulations and harsh environmental conditions for automotive chips, but automakers are making big changes of their own to ensure all those components work together as expected. The result is a significant…