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Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2018

Americans will pause today to remember the victims who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. 17 years ago, 2.977 people lost their lives in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In the years since our country’s worst terrorist attack, events around…

How Data Serves as Input for Automotive Design

September 06, 2018

When automakers think about customer data, they usually focus on how it helps them market and sell a car – what features are most in demand or purchasing and pricing trends. Yet, as cars become increasingly crammed with sensors and digital devices that can collect…

Stop By and Visit SQ Group in Novi, Michigan

September 04, 2018

The 2018 AIAG Quality Summit is September 18-19, 2018. In addition to phenomenal keynote speakers, the event will also feature a major AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook update as well as an IATF OEM session where they will discuss their customer specific plans for suppliers who do…

Visit SQ Group in Greenville September 11-12

August 29, 2018

Join Sustained Quality Group and 1,500+ manufacturing professionals from across the Southeastern U.S. to discuss the latest manufacturing trends and topics, share vision, become inspired and immerse in manufacturing culture at the 2018 South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo. Presented by the SC Biz News,…

World’s First Autonomous Taxi on Roads

August 27, 2018

It is history in the making, the world’s first autonomous taxi will be operating in central Tokyo today, August 27, 2018. Although other autonomous taxis are on the roads, this is the first with paying customers. The vehicle, developed by Tokyo-based robot maker ZMP and…

Optimizing Resources

August 23, 2018

Resource management is the process by which businesses manage their various resources effectively. Those resources can be intangible (people and time) and tangible (equipment, materials, and finances). The right resource management plan can help eliminate common problems, such as a lack of visibility of who is doing…

Automotive Supplier Roundtable

August 20, 2018

As the automotive suppliers look to the remainder of the year and weigh their short-term outlook, they remain cautiously optimistic in their abilities to weather whatever uncertainty comes at them next, be it new tariffs, a redrafting of trade agreements, recalls, and so on. Automotive supplier resiliency…

Pack Up, Let’s Fly Away!

August 17, 2018

If you are flying to your vacation destination or accepting a package delivery, aviation touches all of our lives every day. Long before there were commercial jet airliners, Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued a presidential proclamation in 1939 which designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday to be National Aviation…

Lithium Supply and Demand

August 15, 2018

Environmental considerations and technological developments have propelled the energy storage industry, resulting in smaller carbon footprints, lower battery costs and increased Electric Vehicle (EV) car mileage. These developments have steered the industry towards newer lithium-ion batteries, and away from Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles and…

What Makes a Digital Car Digital?

August 13, 2018

Television has had a long fascination with the concept of intelligent automobiles. The 1965 to 1966 series “My Mother the Car” portrayed the travails of a hapless family man who discovers that his mother has been reincarnated as his wisecracking 1928 Porter automobile. In 2002,…