As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions
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
From training, quality and work station design, OEMs are seeing a host of applications that can benefit from virtual and augmented reality technology
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
BMW provides a glimpse inside its Research & Innovation Centre Pilot Plant, which is located in Munich, Germany
AMS investigates how robotics can be adapted to a wider range of applications and the potential offered by 5G communications
Certain companies have started leveraging 5G in their car manufacturing facilities in China with the hope of drastically increasing efficiency. Michael Nash provides an insight
US - BMW has doubled its battery production capacity at its Spartanburg plant
BMW makes batteries and electric motors at its Dingolfing plant, as well as the 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Series models. The company’s electrified vehicle sales increased by 40% during 2018 when compared to 2017.
The foundations have been laid at BMW’s Dingolfing plant to make more electrified models and components, but more is yet to come. Michael Nash reports
James Bakewell reports on BMW’s growing use of additively produced parts in both vehicle personalising and series production applications
With absolutely no apologies for quoting Slade, AMS Editor Nick Holt and AMS Deputy Editor Gareth Price see this Christmas as the ideal time to look back at a selection of topics featured in AMS magazine during 2018.
In President Trump somewhat simplistic analysis, trade wars fought through the medium of tariffs are easy to win. Angered, apparently, by seeing too many Mercedes and BMWs on Fifth Avenue, Trump has threatened to invoke section 232 of the 1962 US Trade Expansion Act, raising tariffs from their current 2.5% ...
Austria - Magna has announced that it will build the new Toyota Supra at its facility in Graz, Austria. The car was first revealed at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and is expected to enter production in early 2019.
Already a dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturing hub, South-East Asia’s automotive industry is finding further opportunity in the growth of battery and hybrid vehicle production
We report on the new technology, techniques and investments in the world of paintshop being implemented by vehicle-makers around the world…
The use of a wide variety of materials throws-up significant production challenges and chief among those is joining. How can this plethora of materials be fixed together without affecting their structural integrity or their individual characteristics?