Challenges facing the U.S. manufacturing sector include cost pressures, adapting to new technology, finding and retaining skilled workers and overcoming what the executive calls structural cost burdens....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
We arrived in Traverse City with the trip computer reporting we averaged 35.2 mpg (6.7 L/100 km), just 0.8 mpg short of the official EPA number, even though the last leg of the trip has some significant hills....More
More than 500 people attended the recent WardsAuto Interiors Conference in Dearborn, MI, to hear two compelling keynote speeches and eight panel sessions. Also honored at the conference were winners of the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors and the College for Creative Studies Student Design Competition.
This year, Chrysler took home a Ward’s 10 Best Interiors prize for its new Chrysler 200 and Jeep Cherokee, but its award-winning ways began in 2009, when an all-new interior-design philosophy kicked in full force with the ’09 Ram pickup....More
Networked vehicles that can communicate with each other and the infrastructure open up a new range of possibilities for user functions that will make driving safer, more comfortable and environmentally friendly, the supplier says....More