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Ford And McDonalds Use Coffee To Make Car Headlights

With consumer concern over pollution and carbon emissions, companies large and small have made every effort to clean up their act. Some of their efforts have been mostly symbolic PR efforts with little or no actual affect their carbon footprint. Some have really dug deep to find ways to develop new sustainable materials that are more environmentally friendly. Two such companies are the unlikely ...

Strike at GM Delays Next Gen Corvette

Despite being nearly sold out, the new, mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette may not make it to showrooms as expected as UAW contract negotiations with GM grind on. As the strike continues into its fourth week, most of GM’s U.S. manufacturing operations have shut down, including the Bowling Green Assembly plant. Bowling Green is where the current front-engine C7 Corvette is built and where the ...

GM Strikes Continues With No End In Sight

As the strike enters its third week, little has been accomplished between the UAW and General Motors. The strike, which impacts 55 of GM’s manufacturing facilities has caused chaos throughout the supply chain and resulted in GM having to lay off 525 employees at a plant in Moraine, Ohio, over 700 employees in Ontario, 2,000 employees at the Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario, and 450 in Silao, ...

Daimler Begins Road Testing Autonomous Trucks

Currently, there are around 276 million vehicles operating in the United States, which around 15.5 million of those are trucks, which in turn has led to a search for a safe way to transport 10 billion tons of freight in an efficient manner. Daimler Trucks North America has recently acquired Torc Robotics with the goal of developing and testing automated trucks. Their new fleet of SAE level 4 ...

Former Google Engineer Charged with Stealing Self-driving Car Secrets

The U.S. Department of Justice announced a criminal indictment against Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer. The indictment charges Levandowski with 33 counts of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets. In a press conference on Tuesday in San Jose, California, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment which alleges Levandowski illegally downloaded thousands of files ...

Tesla Earns Chinese Government Approval For Gigafactory 3 In Record Time

In a surprising turn of events, Tesla was able to secure an official government certificate of approval for the Gigafactory 3 ahead of production starting at the facility, which is supposed to be very soon. The Gigafactory 3 is going to be the electric automaker’s first facility located in China and it’s also the first electric vehicle factory completely owned by a foreign car producer....

Nissan Hits “Rock Bottom”

Nissan has announced that they had hit “rock bottom” last quarter, noting that all profits were totally erased in the first quarter of the fiscal year. Revenue for Japan’s second-largest automaker has plummeted 13% over last year. Operating profits fell a staggering 99% compared to last year. The company has been struggling with market share in both the United States and Europe. Last ...

Tesla Sets Record For Quarterly Deliveries

Tesla stock rose 7% in after-hours trading on Tuesday following their announcement that the electric vehicle manufacturer set a sales record for this quarter. Tesla delivered 77,550 of their Model 3 sedans. Industry analysts had predicted an average estimate of 73,144 according to Institutional Brokers' Estimate System (IBES)  data supplied by Refinitiv, a global provider of financial markets ...

Tesla Looking Into Manufacturing Its Own Batteries

The electric car manufacturer, Tesla, is looking into taking control of another essential part of their supply chain. This research is being done in a secret lab near its Fremont, California headquarters according to a report from CNBC. As of now, the company relies on Panasonic to produce the battery pack and cells that are in Tesla made vehicles, which is probably one of the most significant ...