NEW: Tech Hub Debuts at SAE 2015 World Congress

Posted: March 31, 2015 at 12:01 am

This year’s SAE World Congress and Exhibition in Detroit will introduce a new feature called Tech Hub. The 5,500-sq-ft area will focus on next-generation technologies from other industries and challenge engineers through displays, demonstrations and 20-minute “Tech Talks” to find...

NEW: Manufacturing and the Digital Twin-summary

Posted: March 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Computer-aided design and manufacturing enable designers to develop digital objects, create virtual factories to produce them and run simulations to see how the plant would work in the real world. Once the factory goes into operation, the simulation tool is...

NEW: Manufacturing and the Digital Twin-white paper

Posted: March 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Computer-aided design and manufacturing enable designers to develop digital objects, create virtual factories to produce them and run simulations to see how the plant would work in the real world. Once the factory goes into operation, the simulation tool is...

NEW: Discovering Michigan’s Automotive Technology Base

Posted: January 13, 2015 at 11:47 am

When it comes to technological prowess in the automotive sector, Michigan has no difficulty proving its leadership. After all, the state is home to 375 automotive R&D centers—more than the rest of North America combined, notes Kevin Kerrigan, senior automotive...

NEW: Automated Driving Technology at TRW

Posted: January 6, 2015 at 3:24 am

TRW Automotive’s safety technologies—such as automatic emergency braking and emergency steering assist—are key elements on the road to automated driving, notes Peter Lake, vice president of sales and business development. These features, currently designed to operate during emergencies, can be...

Smart-Push: The New Manufacturing Revolution

Posted: November 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm

The assembly line revolutionized manufacturing a century ago. Sixty year later, Toyota’s lean manufacturing system dramatically streamlined the process. Today, a new industrial revolution is upon us, characterized by Internet-enabled smart devices that let machinery on the plant floor talk...

Moving IT to the Cloud

Posted: October 22, 2014 at 4:02 pm

It’s time for manufacturers to move their on-site IT systems to the cloud, according to Infor. The global provider of enterprise software offers solutions that work on the ground, in the cloud or a hybrid of both. But Jeff Rheingans,...

Manufacturing Intelligence

Posted: August 4, 2014 at 8:53 am

Auto suppliers need day-to-day knowledge about how their manufacturing operations are performing. But getting this “enterprise manufacturing intelligence” can be a challenge, notes Fred Thomas, DELMIA Apriso industry director at Dassault Systèmes. Plant-to-plant variations in how data is tracked and...

Mobile Connectivity and Manufacturing

Posted: June 26, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Mobile connectivity is one of the most significant technology trends facing manufacturers today, according to Infor. Employees are already using their personal electronic devices to work and using them to communicate with co-workers, customers and suppliers. This three-page executive brief...

Infor: 6 Steps to Making Faster Decisions

Posted: June 8, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Automotive suppliers have reason to be optimistic, now that the global auto industry is growing again. But they also need to be aware of which markets will drive growth and be ready to adjust to change faster and more precisely...

Intel: The Intersection of IT and Automotive Engineering

Posted: May 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Turning the potential of truly intelligent vehicles into reality means a fundamental change in the way carmakers and their suppliers interact, says Sam LaMagna, Director of Advanced Driving Technologies in the Automotive Solutions Div. at Intel Corp. It all begins...

How Does Car-to-Car Connectivity Work?

Posted: May 13, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Jennifer Healey, a research scientist at Intel Labs, offers an easy-to-understand description of technologies that share the position and velocity of autonomous cars and how machine-to-machine sharing helps avoid hazards. Click HERE to view video and learn more about this...

Tear Up the Auto Agenda

Posted: May 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm

When Intel Corp. first meets with advanced automotive design teams about their intelligent vehicle plans, the carmakers’ representatives often assume the conversation will remain focused on platform speeds and feeds, CPU and GPU clock rates, and data latencies and throughput....

How to Monetize the Connected Car Market

Posted: May 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm

In a world where a growing number of objects are connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s hardly a surprise that the automotive industry is buzzing about the “connected, intelligent vehicle.” Joel Hoffmann, Automotive Strategist with the Automotive Solutions Div. of...

The Intelligent Car (graphic)

Posted: May 13, 2014 at 3:32 pm

This informative graphic from Intel Corp. explains how the “Internet of Things,” coupled with more in-car computing power and intelligence, will make tomorrow’s vehicles safer and more convenient for their operators.

Defining Tomorrow’s Intelligent Vehicles

Posted: May 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm

In the time it takes an automaker to design and produce a car, a consumer electronics company has most likely introduced several generations of its technology. How can the two match up and serve the consumer? Two experts from Intel Labs who...

EY: The Case Against Auditor Rotation Rules

Posted: April 14, 2014 at 11:56 am

Several countries are adopting rules that limit the number of years a public accounting firm may audit a company’s financial statements. These so-called audit firm rotation rules are intended to maintain auditor independence and guard against overly close relationships between...

Infor: Managing the Collaborative Process

Posted: April 9, 2014 at 2:44 am

Manufacturers today can solve problems faster and more accurately by collaborating in new ways, says John Flavin, Infor’s executive vice president, Global Manufacturing Solutions. Companies typically rely on a serial process of problem-solving. Alerts flow from one person or group...

Ricardo: A New Holistic Tool to Enable Total Vehicle Fuel Efficiency

Posted: March 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Today’s carmakers are pursuing every avenue to enhance the efficiency of tomorrow’s cars and trucks. That means looking for and assessing new approaches to everything from aerodynamics to rolling resistance and manufacturing to powertrain and lightweight materials. But which options...

EY: The Supply Chain Management Challenge

Posted: December 9, 2013 at 10:43 am

Revived auto sales in North America have boosted profits for carmakers and suppliers. But growing production needs— coupled with complexities introduced by an unprecedented surge in new-model launches—are generating enormous pressure to better manage supply chain capacity, says Jeff Henning, EY’s...

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