In a recent study, over 80 percent of survey respondents listed workforce issues as one of their top three challenges to adopting new technology at their plants. New technologies are coming not only to cars, utility vehicles and trucks but also to the manufacturing plants that produce parts, components and vehicles. Read Full Story
We saw the U.S. auto industry post the “…fourth-biggest year on record thanks to December gains”; worldwide, there were some 70.5 million cars produced. This year’s overview article by Kevin Tynan of Bloomberg Intelligence contends that “…the global automobile manufacturing landscape is one on the verge of structural change,” largely driven by autonomous and battery-operated vehicles. Read Full Story
Before we delve into what’s ahead in the automotive industry for 2019, first let’s look at what is not going to happen this year. Autonomous vehicle technology – although it’s devouring a lot of venture capital money – is not going to be the next big thing in automotive, with a few caveats. Read Full Story
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