Michigan’s Planet M: Where Big Ideas in Mobility Are Born

July 11, 2016 at 2:02 AM

A campaign launched in 2016 called Planet M is coordinating the state of Michigan's prowess in personal mobility, and marketing those capabilities through a single initiative.


Managing the Risk of Regulatory Compliance

June 07, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Carmakers and their suppliers are learning to cope with a regulatory focus on non-GAAP measures, such as fuel economy and emissions compliance.


Michigan Brainpower

April 18, 2016 at 1:14 PM

How Michigan presents itself as the world’s greatest concentration of automotive technology and know-how.

Automotive Manufacturing and Production Operations

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.


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.


Sewing the Digital Thread

November 12, 2015 at 8:24 AM

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


A Self-Defense Strategy for Vehicular Cybersecurity

November 09, 2015 at 9:58 AM

Providing cybersecurity protection is the next frontier for the automotive industry, and developers are rethinking system design.


The Virtues of Virtual Prototyping

October 27, 2015 at 12:52 PM

The automotive industry is accustomed to using computer simulation in product development to conduct extensive tests in various domains such as crash worthiness, stiffness and strength, acoustics, durability, comfort and drivability.


Advances in Rear-Seat Safety

October 20, 2015 at 2:15 PM

Applying airbag and advanced seatbelt technologies to the rear seats is complex because of differences in seating position and packaging for the safety systems themselves.


Using the Cloud to Save Money

August 24, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Most companies in the auto industry recognize their current enterprise resource planning system works—but not as efficiently as it could.


Michigan: We Run on Brainpower

August 07, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Michigan is home to more automotive-related technology centers than any other region on Earth.


Investing In What's Important

August 04, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Auto suppliers have always been challenged with materials planning, scheduling issues, supply chain management and decisions about when and if to invest in new capacity.