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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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US EV start-up appoints ex-Opel chief to board

23 Apr 2018 | Dave Leggett

Evelozcity, a Los Angeles based electric vehicle (EV) and future mobility start-up, has announced that ex-Opel chief Karl-Thomas (KT) Neumann will join the company’s executive team and board of directors.

Mobile deliveries, wash and fuel, 'resonate well' with Volvo owners

23 Apr 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Volvo Car claims its range of connected car products "are resonating well with customers amidst strong growth".

Hyundai Mobis to test semi-autonomous car in US

20 Apr 2018 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Mobis says it will test a self-driving vehicle in the US this year, with the aim to mass-produce a semi-autonomous car in 2022.

First customer win for Federal-Mogul Powertrain’s CPT

19 Apr 2018 | Dave Leggett

Federal-Mogul Powertrain has announced the first commercial customer contract for its new product group Controlled Power Technologies (CPT). The long-term contract, worth around US$100m, covers the development and series production of advanced starter-generator systems for an OEM.

GM replaces Cadillac chief

19 Apr 2018 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors has named former GM Canada chief Steve Carlisle as senior vice president and president, Cadillac, replacing Johan de Nysschen, who is leaving the company immediately.

Tesla aims for high output after shutdown

18 Apr 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told employees - who must take leave or do other work in and around the plants, if available - the reason for the Model 3 production shutdown in Fremont and Gigafactory 1 is to prepare to increase production, a media report said.

VW EV unit to install chargers at Walmart

18 Apr 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Electrify America, an entity created by Volkswagen to spend US$800m on zero emissions infrastructure in California and $2bn country-wide as part of an agreement following 'dieselgate, has announced it will install electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019.

ABB to deploy high power EV chargers across the US

18 Apr 2018 | Dave Leggett

ABB has been selected to supply its Terra HP charging stations as part of the biggest electric vehicle infrastructure project to date in the US.

Tesla suspends Model 3 build again

17 Apr 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Tesla reportedly is temporarily suspending production of the Model 3 sedan for at least the second time in roughly two months, soon after founder and CEO Elon Musk admitted to mistakes that hindered his most important car.

Toyota pushes for anti-collision system in US

17 Apr 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor said that from 2021 it plans to sell vehicles in the USA that communicate with each other to help improve road safety, if proposals put to the US Transportation Department are accepted.

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