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Lights! Camera! Quality!

At Johnson Controls’ annual Team Rally, acting skills are nearly as important as the ability to explain Six Sigma.

Infiniti Goes Big

The full-size QX56 is not only a big SUV, but the division and its parent, Nissan, are clearly thinking big as they are filling up the Canton, Mississippi, assembly plant with new, innovative products.

High Velocity Materials Improvement

The ability to visualize design data of various types across platforms is now possible through a file format named “JT.” What’s more, the file sizes are but a fraction of what’s ordinarily been the case. This could be a tremendous boost for those who are looking for more collaborative processes.

Heavyweight Collaboration Through Lightweight JT

The ability to visualize design data of various types across platforms is now possible through a file format named “JT.” What’s more, the file sizes are but a fraction of what’s ordinarily been the case. This could be a tremendous boost for those who are looking for more collaborative processes.

Toward the 'Connected Car'

Two big trends in automotive electronics: in-car entertainment and wireless connectivity are merging to make vehicles full-fledged “nodes” on the infotainment superhighway.

Talking About Technology Under the Hood

A Q&A with Dr. Gerd Kleinert, CEO of Kolbenschmidt Pierburg, a Germany-based tier-one supplier with operations from Shanghai to South Carolina.

Assembly: How Standard Can You Get?

For assembly equipment, standardization is becoming the standard. Which leads us to ask: how long before you can order an entire assembly line from a catalog?

The General('s) Direction: GM Execs Speak

During the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past January, we had the opportunity to sit down and talk with several General Motors Executives. Here is some of what they said--in as unmediated a way as is sensible-about where the company is...and where it is going.

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What Makes an Automotive Supplier "Strategic"?

I had the opportunity to visit Wescast Industries outside of Toronto recently.

Honda’s Descent Into Hell

Since it returned to Formula 1 in 1999, Honda has stumbled.

Do You Have Fans or Customers

One of the phrases that’s often bandied about in the auto industry is that the business of cars and trucks is different.