It distinguishes great companies from the mediocre.
No car person wants to see a nameplate on the brink.
As the automotive industry continues to cope with over- capacity and the constant down-ward pressure on pricing, maintaining profitability has been an increasingly difficult task.
Permo-Drive regenerative drive system.
This is a technology that can change the industry.
FireWire, a.k.a. 1394, is a high-speed multimedia standard with capacities that far exceed what is available in today's vehicles. Proponents say the growth of in-car electronic monitoring and entertainment eventually will make its adoption necessary. Others say it's overkill.
The exaggerated claims have been quieted. E-business has now become, for some companies, another tool to help achieve better efficiencies. Here's what some companies are doing with this tool.
Although people often talk about the flexibility of machining centers, one aspect that shouldn't be overlooked is that some of them offer the ability to go fast. Here are some of them. None are particularly exotic, but they surely can be productive.
Evinrude's E-TEC engines have done the seemingly impossible: saving the air-cooled two-stroke from oblivion
The merger with Daimler-Benz brought Chrysler unexpected bonuses: rear-drive technology and a way to break out of the cab-forward mold. Now it is using the opportunity to reinterpret past themes, establish an unmistakably American design idiom, and create distinct brand images for Chrysler and Dodge vehicles.