Automotive Tag

Why Automotive Industry Needs Enterprise Resource Planning

September 28, 2018

Thanks to smartphone integration, one could be checking the latest traffic on an in-dash screen and the next, the car could be forced to stop as the automatic braking system kicks in. Such upgrades are doing much more than making lives safer, more convenient, and…

Active Safety System Names Differ By Manufacturer

September 24, 2018

Active safety features are quickly propagating across the automotive world, with advanced driver assistance available on everything from compact economy cars to tech-forward luxury flagships. But as more and more of these systems hit the market, the alphabet soup of acronyms and confusing nomenclature can…

Soybeans for Cars?

September 21, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump next week in New York, a spokesman for Japan’s government said Friday. Their trade negotiators will also hold a fresh round of talks. The meeting will be on the sidelines of the 73rd…

Visit SQ Group in Georgia

September 19, 2018

The Southern Automotive Conference (SAC) is October 3-5 at Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta and the Sustained Quality Group will be there to greet you at booth 717. The event will provide networking opportunities, world-class speakers and breakout sessions designed to fuel careers and drive…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Federal Regulators Handing Auto Industry More Trouble

August 06, 2018

The Trump administration’s proposed rollback of auto fuel economy and emissions standards looks, on the surface, like a welcome gift to the auto industry. It is more like federal regulators just handed the auto industry a great big box of chaos. The best outcome will be…