IW Staff

Six Challenges for Driverless Cars
The high cost of technology, the limitations of a machine to make ethical decisions and the potential for cyber attacks are among the barriers to acceptance that automotive experts discussed last week.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner prepare for landing.
Aircraft Pull US Durable Goods Orders into June Rebound
Durable goods orders are up 3.4% for June after consecutive monthly drops, with orders for non-defense aircraft leading the way up 66.1%
Wired Article Prompts Voluntary Recall of 1.4 Million FCA Vehicles
A Wired magazine article this week in which two hackers effectively carjack a Jeep remotely through its radio has prompted FCA to issue a voluntary recall of 1.4 million vehicles.
Smartwatches, Other Connected Devices Open New Hacking Risks
A new study from Hewlett-Packard finds that all 10 smartwatches tested 'contain significant vulnerabilities, included insufficient authentication, lack of encryption and privacy concerns.'
GF, EOS Form 3-D Printing Partnership
The Swiss machine solutions company and the German additive manufacturing leader will focus on the mold and die sector and display their first solutions in October.
Creating the IndustyWeek US 500
IndustryWeek partnered with Mergent Inc. to create the 2014 IW U.S. 500 ranking of the largest publicly held manufacturing companies headquartered in the United States.
Newly Minted 'Manufacturing Communities' to Share $1 Billion 2
Communities were selected based on the strength of their economic development plans, the potential for impact in their communities and the depths of their partnerships across the public and private sectors.
Factory Attacked In France Is Allentown, Pa.-Based NASA Supplier
The suspect drove a vehicle into the Air Products factory about 25 miles from Lyon and set off several small explosive devices, the source said.
Dodge Dart Braking Problem Under Investigation
The NHTSA has received 18 complaints that the brake pedal sticks in 2013 Dodge Darts, and that braking can suddenly take a longer distance than usual.
Underperforming Volkswagen Plans Major Corporate Shift
The plan will give more decision-making authority to individual brands and regional business heads, to position the company to be more nimble and responsive to local demands and trends.
Workers build a heavy-duty diesel engine.
Industrial Production Drops in May
Industrial and manufacturing production dropped again, this time down 0.2% unexpectedly, with dips in 13 of 19 major industries.
A seasonal shopping sale in New York.
US Economy Contracts in First Quarter 1
Higher imports, lower inventory investment, lower intellectual property investment and weaker services spending led to the drop after predictions for a small gain.
Home appliances.
Durable Goods Orders Fall in April
The fourth drop in sixth months sparks little concern, though, because 'modest big-ticket spending has resumed after a very weak first quarter.'
GM to Invest $1 Billion in Warren Technical Center, Creating 2,600 Jobs
The multiyear project, which includes significant renovations of some existing facilities and expansion of some operations, will begin this month with work continuing through 2018.
Dozens More Women, at Second Plant, Claim Sexual Harassment at Ford
A class-action lawsuit charging Ford Motor Co. with sexual harassment has expanded to include complaints from dozens more female workers, including workers at a second Chicago-area plant.
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