Automotive Mobility

How EY Helps Cities Test Multimodal Transport Options

By: Bill Hampton - February 26, 2018 at 2:12 AM

EY says cities can be considered transport customers who, like individuals, want to make personal mobility efficient and convenient.

Tech

Visteon’s Open Platform System for Self-Driving Vehicles

By: Bill Hampton - February 19, 2018 at 2:01 AM

Visteon Corp. is developing DriveCore, an open platform to control and operate autonomous vehicles.

Automotive Mobility

How Michigan’s PlanetM Helps Mobility Startups

By: Bill Hampton - February 12, 2018 at 2:48 AM

Michigan is connecting mobility startups with car companies, top-tier suppliers and venture capitalists through PlanetM, an initiative of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Automotive Manufacturing Management

LMC Automotive’s 2018 Outlook for U.S. Car Market

February 05, 2018 at 12:02 AM

Car sales in the U.S. this year will shrink by about 200,000 units to 17 million vehicles says Jeff Schuster, senior vice president, Automotive Forecasting at LMC Automotive.

People

New CEO Outlines CAR’s Next Steps

By: Bill Hampton - January 29, 2018 at 2:44 AM

Carla Bailo, the new president and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich., says the organization has a fast-growing array of new topics to pursue.

Tech

How EDAG Helps Ease the Engineering Shortage

By: Bill Hampton - January 22, 2018 at 12:05 AM

One of the global auto industry’s biggest challenges is to assemble enough staff to keep pace with demands for advanced technology and electronics in tomorrow’s vehicles.

Production

Big Changes Ahead for Tool & Die Industry

By: Bill Hampton - January 15, 2018 at 1:12 AM

The North American tool and die industry will see spending peak at $11 billion this year, driven by nearly 180 new-model programs, says Laurie Harbour, CEO of Harbour Results Inc.

Automotive Manufacturing and Production Operations

The Case for Modules

By: Steve Plumb - January 08, 2018 at 1:50 AM

HBPO supplies carmakers with preassembled front-end modules that may contain anywhere from 10 to more than 200 parts.

Automotive Manufacturing Management

Fueling Growth at Inteva

By: Steve Plumb - December 27, 2017 at 3:19 PM

Mega-supplier Inteva Products LLC has grown since its launch a decade ago from $1.4 billion in sales to $3 billion.

Automotive Manufacturing Management

Supplier Challenges

By: Bill Hampton - December 18, 2017 at 2:54 AM

Auto suppliers are grappling with the immediate impact of consumer demand that is shifting from cars to SUVs, notes Julie Fream, president and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Assn.

Tech

Faurecia’s “Smart” Catalytic Converter

December 11, 2017 at 3:12 AM

Faurecia's new electrically heated catalytic converter is poised to debut in 2019.

Automotive Economics

MEMA and NAFTA

December 04, 2017 at 1:15 AM

The auto industry has been vocally wary of the Trump administration’s approach to updating the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn. is no exception.