Automotive Tag

Electric Cars are About to Make Road Conditions Worse

February 26, 2019

U.S. roads and bridges are in abysmal shape — and that was before the recent winter storms made things even worse. In fact, the government rates over one-quarter of all urban interstates as in fair or poor condition and one-third of U.S. bridges need repair. To fix the potholes and…

The Rise of the Tier 0.5 Supplier

January 21, 2019

The role of automotive suppliers is structured into tiers. The tiered structure has given clarity and understanding to both industry outsiders and observers as to which company is responsible for which component or technology. The automotive value chain has changed. Technology is advancing at such…

More Seeking Outside Provider Assistance and Collaboration

January 10, 2019

Today’s opportunities require cooperation across the ecosystem at large. As indicated by Forbes Insights research, transportation-focused executives will not only be looking to hire outside providers for a wider array of services, but they will also be seeking closer collaboration with suppliers, customers and even competitors….

Driverless Car Bill Needs Adjustments

December 19, 2018

There are many different industry and interest groups that have a stake in the outcome of the driverless car bill. The bill passed the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee by a voice vote in October, and a companion bill sailed through the House last year….

Metal vs. Plastic

December 07, 2018

Plastics.  They are everywhere from packaging to automotive body parts. It is no wonder that according to a research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. that the automotive plastics market size is set to surpass 50 billion by 2024. Anything plastic can be made by plastic…