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First ‘All-Electric’ Aston Martin: Future of Automotive Manufacturing

Aston Martin is the latest car company to jump on the Electric Vehicle (EV) trend and it could mean big things for the future of EV’s. Production of the RapidE has been confirmed by the manufacturer and will be the brands first all-electric model. Williams Advanced Engineering will take point as lead engineering partner and the design will be based on the Rapide AMR. Production is expected to ...

General Motors has Big Plans for American Manufacturing

With the current administration pushing to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S., many manufacturers are embracing the concept and started reshoring many of their factory jobs. Some of the biggest companies bringing back American jobs are those in the automotive industry. This trend continues with General Motors who announced last week that they would be bringing back 600 jobs to the United ...

Kitty Hawk Flyer: Making Science Fiction a Reality

If you looked over Clear Lake in Silicon Valley recently, a strange sight was there to greet you. A man riding a flying vehicle was making his way across the lake which is located only 100 miles from San Francisco. Developed by a company known as, Kitty Hawk, this flying car looks like something right out of a science-fiction movie. Featuring a single seat and weighing in at 220 pounds, the ...

Tesla’s Electric Semi: Musk’s Plan to Disrupt Another Industry

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk jumped on Twitter on Thursday, April 13th to unveil the company's plan to release an electric semi truck. Although the official reveal isn’t until September, Musk sounded optimistic about the upcoming project saying “Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.” While the CEO’s positive attitude is a good sign, many in the trucking industry are skeptical of the ...

Apple Ready To Make Their Debut In The World of Automotives

The automotive industry is transforming almost as fast as the manufacturers tasked with assembling the vehicles. From self-driving cars to electric vehicles, no one is sure what the future will hold for the industry. One thing is certain, there will be more automotive manufacturers making their way to the industry. The next company to make their debut into the world of automotive technology and ...

Toyota: Investing in the Future of American Manufacturing

Toyota announced today that it will be investing more than $1.3 billion in its expansive plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. This factory, where the iconic Camry is built, is their largest operation across the globe and the money will be going toward a massive retooling effort to expedite vehicle manufacturing. None of the money is going toward new jobs but Toyota said that this is the largest ...

David vs. Goliath: Tesla Overtakes Ford

The automotive industry has a David versus Goliath story on their hands. One gave us the birth of the assembly line and the other has yet to make a profit. Tesla just overtook Ford Motor Company in terms of stock market value and the world doesn’t know what to think. Valued at $48.7 billion, Elon Musk’s innovative electric car company beat out Ford's $46 billion empire. News broke on ...

General Motors Takes On The IIoT

General Motors’ has been using robots throughout their manufacturing production lines for years now. The idea of automation to increase production and assist employees is not a new concept to the behemoth manufacturer. However, there is a relatively new concept that made its way to the manufacturing industry and that is the connected shop floor. GM just recently connected about a quarter of ...

Tesla Inc. Produced 50,000 Vehicles In The First Quarter: Bigger Plans For The Future

Tesla Inc., the popular electric car manufacturers delivered a record breaking 25,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2017. This is up a staggering 69% from the same time last year. Many didn’t believe Tesla Inc. had the capabilities to meet growing demand and especially not in this dramatic of a fashion. The company released a statement on Sunday which outlined their manufacturing milest...

Ford Motor Company Invested $1.2 Billion in American Manufacturing

Yesterday (3/28/17), Ford Motor Co. announced they will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities. The money will be allocated to retraining, modernizing equipment and an engine plant where 130 jobs are expected to be created. This investment could bring a great economic boost to the state and the communities that rely on a robust domestic manufacturing industry. Ford plans to spend ...