The different computer-generated product data systems used by auto makers and suppliers waste $1.4 billion annually in North America and $20 billion globally, says the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). AIAG, a non-profit automotive trade organization based in Southfield, MI, ran a pilot program earlier this month using new technology that allows OEMs and suppliers to transmit previously incompatible meta-data between other OEMs or other suppliers. Meta-data is any data used to aid ...

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