All Editors Pick articles – Page 10

  • PPG LiDar
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    Detection needs reflection: paintshop's crucial role in autonomous mobility

    2019-11-15T14:34:00Z

    PPG’s William Brunat speaks to AMS about how new vision-system-friendly body coatings will provide vital solutions for electric and autonomous vehicle production …

  • At its factory in Fremont, California, Tesla runs one of the world’s most advanced factories in the automotive world
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    Tesla gets the gig in Berlin

    2019-11-15T13:46:00Z

    Electric carmaker Tesla is to build its next Gigafactory in Germany, co-founder and CEO Elon Musk told an awards ceremony in the country on Tuesday.

  • Audi EcoPaint A1914380_large
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    Two become one in the Audi paintshop

    2019-11-06T11:38:00Z

    Saving time, resources and environment impact, the OEM has introduced new overspray-free paintshop technology that can apply two colours in one process

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    Form and function

    2019-10-08T14:38:00Z

    Developments in composite parts are continuing to offer the automotive industry a variety of weight and cost advantages in high-volume production

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    A proactive approach

    2019-10-07T12:11:00Z

    Predictive maintenance offers big gains in production efficiency. Mike Farish looks at some examples of how these systems have been developed and applied

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    Building to order

    2019-09-23T16:04:00Z

    JLR-interiors supplier Auria has big plans for its new facility in Slovakia, both with the fabric of the building and the technology it is housing. Mike Farish reports

  • TPCA finish line inspection
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    Looking after ‘the triplets’

    2019-09-18T17:24:00Z

    The Toyota-PSA venture combines talents for the production of a trio of city cars. Gareth Price reports 

  • A.Bratoz
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    Ales Bratoz, head of manufacturing and supply chain, AvtoVAZ

    2019-09-18T11:28:00Z

    After successful stints as the head of Renault’s Slovenia plant and of Renault’s Turkish joint venture, Ales Bratoz took on the role AvtoVAZ’s head of manufacturing and supply chain in 2016. A Slovenian national, Bratoz was also plant manager of the Avtoframos plant, now Renault Moscow, from 2005-2008…

  • BMWiNext
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    Carbon composite footprint

    2019-09-16T15:01:00Z

    EV development has made lightweighting vehicle structures a priority. James Bakewell reports on the increased role for carbon fibre-reinforced plastics

  • BMW Landshut emotor P90228234_highRes
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    Powering the EV surge

    2019-09-16T10:27:00Z

    Andreas Guecker, head of quality management and projects within BMW’s planning and production of E-Powertrains, offers an insight into the OEM’s e-drive production operations 

  • Truck cab
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    Flexible thinking

    2019-09-10T09:59:00Z

    Commercial vehicle sales in Russia are on the decline, but Volvo Trucks has a plan in place to deal with the tough conditions. Michael Nash reports

  • Camera inspection at VW Emden
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    Digitalised energy saving

    2019-08-22T14:29:00Z

    Vehicle production has become increasingly digitalised, with a variety of different tools helping workers on production lines. These tools can also help reduce energy usage. Michael Nash provides an insight

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    Gathering clouds

    2019-08-20T10:44:00Z

    Cloud computing has been used for some time by carmakers, but its full potential has still to be realised in automation applications. 

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    Supplier financials a cause for concern

    2019-08-16T15:41:00Z

    Recent quarterly results from some of the major tier ones make for grim reading, as company after company reports declining profits and cites common themes for these disappointing times

  • Schaeffler powertrain
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    Gaining traction

    2019-07-24T09:15:00Z

    The technologies required by the powertrain systems of electric vehicles offer new possibilities for innovation on the part of supplier companies

  • ZF eight-speed transmission assembly Saarbrucken
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    Easing into electrification

    2019-07-24T08:45:00Z

    ZF is offering both hybrid and pure electric powertrain solutions to its customers in order to encourage the auto industry’s transition to electrification. Michael Nash looks into its strategy…

  • Tucson HMMC
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    Team building at Hyundai, Czech Republic

    2019-07-22T13:20:00Z

    Gareth Price reports on a collaborative approach to production quality that prompted Hyundai to locate assembly of its N performance brand in the Czech Republic

  • Scott Ward
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    Scott Ward, director of manufacturing, Aston Martin St Athan

    2019-07-22T12:51:00Z

    As Aston Martin opens its brand new St Athan facility ready for production of its DBX, Nick Gibbs meets director of manufacturing at the plant, Scott Ward

  • EvoBus Daimler Mannheim
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    Solar flair

    2019-07-09T11:32:00Z

    Sven Schulz, CEO of battery systems supplier Akasol, speaks to Gareth Price about the company’s involvement with Daimler’s next generation electrified bus

  • BorgWarner P2 Modules
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    Combined forces

    2019-07-09T11:08:00Z

    For powertrain component specialists such as BorgWarner, a shift to electrification is bringing challenges and opportunities. Gareth Price reports