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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…

2018 National Manufacturing Day

October 04, 2018

Manufacturing Day, the first Friday of October, is the day when manufacturers open up minds of the next generation, inspiring young people to come and join the manufacturing team. Students who attend Manufacturing Day events were asked to participate in a survey administered by Deloitte:…

Soft Skills in the Quality Industry

October 01, 2018

Quality professionals need strong interpersonal skills. Without a doubt, quality professionals are expected to be well versed in technical skills. Proficiency with the various quality tools and techniques is paramount for the quality professional to lead their organization to performance excellence. In the current environment,…

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…

Automotive Industry’s Pursuit of Industrial Revolution 4.0

September 26, 2018

“Digital manufacturing is still in its early days,” McKinsey’s Richard Kelly, says. Automakers “are putting a lot of effort and energy in it…But they don’t have a firsthand view of what other players are doing. Therefore, it’s a little hard to judge if you are ahead…

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…