Automakers including Honda, Nissan and Subaru manufacturer Fuji Heavy are resorting to air-freight services to ship parts to the U.S. as labor talks between dockworkers and shipyard operators continue....More
The study says a key to hydrogen's potential success is clustering hydrogen-fuel infrastructure in urban or regional networks, limiting initial costs and creating an early market for the technology before committing to full national deployment....More
Robots on the shop floor already talk to each other. That idea will grow so machines around the world in different companies working together will talk to each other, working out the most efficient way to produce goods, a Plex executive says....More
* NUMSA strike affects Ford's Pretoria plant
* Toyota says to halt some production from Tuesday
* NUMSA, employers expected to meet on Monday
* Smaller UASA union says likely to accept offer this week
(adds Mercedes Benz, NUMSA and industry comments)
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The head of the Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce says the political uncertainty in Thailand, culminating in the military coup in May, has not hurt the country’s manufacturing, supply-chain or export sectors....More
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.