Mobility

Defining What Vehicle Automation Really Means

November 15, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Carmakers are rushing to provide their vehicles with increasing ability to pilot themselves. But the race can create confusion among about just what “autonomous driving” really means.

Mobility

Automobili-D at the North American International Auto Show

October 26, 2016 at 12:27 AM

The 2017 North American International Auto Show in January will begin with Automobili-D, a four-day look at the future of personal mobility. The first-time symposium and expo will be held during media and industry preview days Jan. 8-12 ahead of the public show.

Mobility

The World Mobility Leadership Forum

September 09, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Michigan hosts the World Mobility Leadership Forum on Sept. 28-29, 2016. The invitational meeting of high-level global leaders will discuss the coming "smart mobility" revolution in personal transportation.

Business

Taking Back Control of the Automotive Supply Chain

August 01, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Tracking down the exact whereabouts of vehicle parts in transit from a supplier can be difficult, especially when the supply chain is global in scale, notes Scott Conover, automotive segment leader for Infor’s GT Nexus unit.

Regulatory

Managing the Risk of Regulatory Compliance

June 07, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Carmakers and their suppliers are accustomed to the strict and well-defined rules of financial reporting. But now the industry faces a very different but no less important issue: a regulatory focus on non-GAAP measures, such as fuel economy and emissions compliance.

Tech

Michigan Brainpower

April 18, 2016 at 1:14 PM

No other region on the planet concentrates as much automotive technological prowess as Michigan. But the state’s continued dominance isn’t guaranteed, notes Kevin Kerrigan, senior vice president of the Automotive Office within the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Tech

Live Networking at the SAE 2016 World Congress

March 25, 2016 at 11:13 AM

This year’s SAE World Congress and Exhibition in Detroit on April 12-14 will bring together more than 11,000 automotive engineers from 40-plus countries. Visitors also will do something they can’t accomplish online: network in person with peers, mentors and leaders from around the world.

Production

Transitioning Powertrain Parts to the Aftermarket

January 19, 2016 at 10:45 AM

When a carmaker introduces a new vehicle, it stops making repair parts for the previous model. But as the service lives of vehicles lengthens, it becomes more difficult for the automaker and its suppliers to know how many repair parts to stockpile.

Production

How the Cloud Can Cut Manufacturing Management Costs

January 11, 2016 at 1:17 AM

High-volume manufacturers can save time, lower costs, improve operational transparency and improve the efficiency of their production operations by consolidating disconnected, independent management systems used across multiple plants.

Production

Sewing the Digital Thread

November 12, 2015 at 8:24 AM

Within a decade, some 50 billion-100 billion machines will be linked in a vast Industrial Internet of Things, says Fred Thomas, automotive industry sector director for Dassault Systèmes.