Manufacturing

PACE AWARDS AT 25: Kicking it open just right

Brose's PACE Award-winning hands-free liftgate had to work properly when its sensors identified a proper kicking motion -- and ignore everything else.


The plan behind Mobis' fake city

South Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis, determined to catch up on self-driving technology, invested $300 million to equip its new proving grounds with multiple test tracks, including an intelligent transportation system course and what it calls the world's longest tunnel-testing area.

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The tension rises at Ford

Ford has had a tough time getting others to understand and gain confidence in the early stages of CEO Jim Hackett's companywide restructuring, and salaried workers are now wondering about their future with the company as cuts loom.

The plan behind Mobis' fake city

South Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis Co., determined to catch up on self-driving technology, invested $300 million to equip its new proving grounds with multiple test tracks, including an intelligent transportation system course and what it calls the world's longest tunnel-testing area.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
How can U.S. be a leader now?

America's days of leading the global automotive industry are long past, says one reader, and the U.S. is now hiding behind import tariffs.

Material prices hammer the industry

Automakers buy most of their steel in North America, but certain types — such as stainless and electrical steel — are imports subject to the 25 percent U.S. tariff.


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