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Faraday Future Unveils The FF91: Met With Technical Issues

Faraday Future launched in 2014 and was known for their low profile. Finally they reveal to the world their first self-driving electric car, the FF91. Claiming to be faster than the Tesla Model S, zero to 60mph in 2.39 seconds, the automotive world waited with baited breath.   The Chinese-backed automotive startup is focused on making their way into the quickly expanding Electric ...

The Consumer Level Electric Vehicle: How Will It Impact Automotive Manufacturing?

Tesla may soon have some competition with their consumer level electric vehicle (EV) as General Motors announced they will ramp up production their 200-mile ranged 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. The 200 mile range electric car market up until this point has been dominated by Tesla as they offer both high-end and consumer level electric vehicles. This new addition to the electric vehicle fleet could mean ...

GM Takes The Pledge: 100% Renewable by 2050

Manufacturing is an energy intensive industry. Using energy in nearly every form, businesses are constantly looking for ways to cut back on the costs associated with their excessive energy usage. High energy bills can eat away at a manufacturers bottom line and this can drive up prices for their customers and make them much less competitive. Now one manufacturer has announced that they will, by ...

Episode 137: Manufacturing Overcoming These 3 Headwinds, and a New Plant that Proves It!

Join hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss for two exciting segments, the first with Chad Moutray, Chief Economist with the National Association of Manufacturers who will discuss the headwinds faced by manufacturers and global economic conditions, followed by Fred Zicard, Vice President of Ficosa North America for his comments on how Ficosa's new plant in Cookeville, Tennessee came about and some of the ...

The Nikola Motor Company and Their Electric Semi-Truck

The trucking industry is undergoing a radical transformation and the innovations continue to revolutionize the entire sector. A new company has just been revealed to the public and it is making waves throughout the trucking industry. Nikola Motor Company just showed off their electric long-haul rig concept and it is impressive to say the least. Learn more about Otto's autonomous semi-truck: ...

Driverless Technology on The Battlefield

Self-driving technology is quickly becoming a new norm around the world. With Tesla's autopilot feature that's available now to the innovative startup Otto that is outfitting freight haulers with autonomous driving capabilities, the technology is advancing rapidly. Now, the U.S. Army will begin testing on autonomous trucks for the battlefield and beyond. Find out more about 'Otto': https://m...

Ex-Google Employees Are Taking Self-Driving Technology One Step Farther

Ex-Google employee Anthony Levandowski, helped in the development of Google's self-driving technology and has now co-founded a new company ready to think big about autonomous vehicles. Otto, a San Francisco startup co-founded by Levandowski and two other ex-Google employees, Lior Ron and Don Burnette, and robotics expert, Claire Delaunay, are looking at the potential self-driving technology can ...

The Self-Driving Big-Rig Taking To The Streets

Autonomous vehicles are set to revolutionize the way we travel. The goal is to create safer roads for today's distracted driver and to nearly eliminate traffic jams and congestion around the world. These self-driving cars offer a host of benefits and nearly every auto-maker is working on some level of autonomous vehicle to be ready for the roads of the future. This technology seamlessly made ...

On-Demand Trucking Up-ending Traditional Practices

The Uber of trucking, on-demand and simple to use. This could be where the trucking industry is heading as start-ups begin to pop up offering competitive rates and an on-demand service. Convoy is a Seattle start-up founded by former Amazon employees, and local truckers are extremely excited about the possibilities this concept can offer, not only to their business but to their customers as ...

Where The Rubber Meets The Road: Generating Electricity Like Never Before

Goodyear looking to get high-tech as they announced their innovative new concept for tires that generate electricity as they drive or even when the car is parked. This impressive technology is still some time off, but Goodyear is making impressive strides to bring the technology to electric cars in the future. Like every other tire company, Goodyear is spending a lot of time and energy to ...