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Gamification and the human role in Industry 4.0

26 Feb 2018 | Calum MacRae

Industry 4.0 is the hot topic among manufacturing companies right now. With the movement seemingly wrapped up in taking automation to extremes, attendant concerns about employment in manufacturing have come to the fore. Calum MacRae of just-auto talked to the CEO of leading2lean, Keith Barr, about their differentiated approach to 4.0 which seeks to put the human in the driving seat.

Investors beware, EVs are a slow train coming - COMMENT

19 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

Tesla is a fascinating company to watch. It's a start-up (not exactly new though), is still losing money, but is making cars that serve a segment of the market set for major growth - battery electric vehicles. There is much to admire about Elon Musk's vision and execution, but let's not get too carried away.

Subaru has been in the US for a half century

19 Feb 2018 | Graeme Roberts

From little acorns, big oaks grow. Yeah, yeah, it's a tired old cliche but it aptly describes the rise of Subaru of America (SOA) which just celebrated its 50th birthday at its Cherry Hill, New Jersey (NJ) base.

ANALYSIS - Tesla future models

12 Feb 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Tesla surprised analysts with its latest financials. Cash burn in the fourth quarter wasn't as bad as many had expected, even though the firm announced its worst quarterly figures yet, with a US$657m loss. Will the company eventually succeed in its mission to make substantial profits from electric cars?

Oh no, it's FOMO!

8 Feb 2018 | Calum MacRae

I'm probably not alone in thinking that all OEMs are pretty much following the same strategic and tactical path at the moment. Nearly every major OEM has an ACES (autonomous, connected, electric and shared) strategy or, as Daimler's Britta Seeger put it during a presentation at January's Automotive News World Congress, a CASE strategy.

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Former FCA Dodge Viper plant to become car museum and employee meetings centre

22 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

FCA US is to convert the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, last used to build the Dodge Viper, into an internal meeting and display space that will house the automaker's concept and historic vehicle collection.

FCA's Jeep Wrangler workers 'retool Toledo'

22 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Employees at FCA's Toledo North Jeep Wrangler plant are now hard at work building the redesigned 2018 model and, while their factory was being retooled, they also helped 'build their community'.

Toyota suspends Lexus robo-limo testing

21 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Toyota has moved to suspend testing of its 'Chauffeur' automated taxi prototypes following the collision between a Volvo XC90 operated by Uber which killed a woman in Arizona.

NEW YORK AUTO SHOW - Cadillac turbo V8 world debut

21 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Cadillac has announced a 4.2-litre biturbo V8 as a new engine for the CT6. World premieres of facelifts for the Ford Fusion and two-door versions of the Mercedes C-Class will also take place at the New York auto show.

VW confirms SUV variant for US plant

20 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen has announced that it will be building a new five-passenger SUV at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory.

Uber suspends driverless testing after fatal accident

20 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Uber has suspended its driverless vehicle testing on public roads in the US after a pedestrian was struck and killed by one of its test cars.

GAC kicks off US sales network plan at NADA

20 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Chinese automaker GAC Motor (Guangzhou Auto) will kick off its efforts to build a sales network in the US when it attends the NADA show in Las Vegas from March 23-25.

Dana predicts 4% sales growth for 2018

20 Mar 2018 | Simon Warburton

Dana says strengthening end-market demand, most notably in off-highway and commercial vehicles, combined with benefits from currency translation will drive an additional 4% in expected sales growth this year.

Nissan Mississippi plant builds 'Job 4m'

19 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan North America on Monday celebrated production of 4m vehicles at its Canton assembly plant in Mississippi and announced a second shift that will create or retain 250 hourly jobs to support increasing demand for the automaker's NV commercial vans.

Schaeffler opens Silicon Valley facility

19 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Schaeffler has announced the opening of a new Silicon Valley, California, office designed to forge relationships with potential high-tech partners and start-ups in the area.

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