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Audi and Autonomy Study

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 21, 2018 at 6:05 AM

If 40 percent is the number of autonomous vehicles that need to be out there for noticeable improvement, a whole lot more companies are going to have to be doing what Audi is.

When Automated Production Turning is the Low-Cost Option

Sponsored - June 27, 2018 at 8:51 AM

For the right parts, or families of parts, an automated CNC turning cell is simply the least expensive way to produce high-quality parts. Here’s why.

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The Return of J Mays

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 19, 2018 at 1:12 PM

One of the biggest criticisms that is levied against the styling of vehicles is that they “look like an appliance.” The appliance in question, of course, is in what is known as the “white goods” category, as in the classic white enameled refrigerator, washer, dryer, or other such product that is now difficult to find in white.

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HERE and Time to Drive

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 18, 2018 at 6:41 AM

One of the jobs that may be eliminated in the not-too-distant future is that of providing traffic reports on the radio on the 8s.

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Managing Manufacturing Ops with Software-as-a-Service

September 21, 2018 - Lawrence S. Gould

Cloud- and subscription-based real-time systems are available for manufacturing operations management.

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SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Lutz, Former Vice Chairman, GM. TOPICS: Mid-Engine Corvette; RAM: Thanks Lutz! Lutz’s Daily Driver; Pontiac Solstice; Maximum Bob Talks Tesla; Doctor Data; Lutz loves Rick Wagoner, Lee Iacocca; Will GM bring brands back to Europe? Who should buy Tesla? Tesla conversation continues. PANEL: - Henry Payne, The Detroit News - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production - John McElroy,

Feature Ever-Evolving Automotive Electronics

September 21, 2018 - Christopher A. Sawyer

Revolution or evolution? Whether in terms of electrical architecture or electronic capability, it all depends on your perspective.

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Feature Networking Vehicular Electronics Gets an Assist

September 21, 2018 - Lawrence S. Gould

A new SAE J1939-based software tool helps design electrical/electronic systems in tomorrow’s commercial heavy-duty vehicles.

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U.S.-Canada NAFTA Talks Stall Again

Top-level negotiators have again failed to reach accord about including Canada in an updated North American Free Trade Agreement.