Fiat Chrysler AutomobilesV will invest $1 billion toward making three new Jeep models in the U.S., plus a Ram heavy-duty pickup now built in Mexico. The outlays planned by 2020 include retooling factories in Michigan and Ohio and adding 2,000 jobs,...More
The legal dispute was the first time that Qualcomm had asked Chinese authorities to enforce the terms of a settlement that resolved an antitrust investigation and let the company charge for its intellectual property....More
The Method-2 robot stands more than twice as tall as most people, weighs a ton and a half, and is designed by a veteran of the Robocop, Terminator and Transformers film series. Now, what will South Korean robotics company Hankook Mirae do with it?
As part of a project in Kofu City, the prefecture has built a 1-megawatt solar power station that’s being made available to developers of storage devices who want to run tests under closed conditions....More
“For too long, our trade policies haven’t been focused on supporting our manufacturing sectors, (and), in many ways, have undermined it. This new council could be an important part of a strategy to make sure that America can compete and win.”...More
Fuyao Glass Industry Group, which supplies GM and VW, said China was home to the "world's highest taxes" and that the manufacturing industry suffered under taxes 35% higher than those imposed by the US....More
Take a trip around the cul-de-sac of memory lane and wind up right back where you started. These thoroughly outdated objects are still in mass production either because they're useful to some people or just make them happy. What more reason do you need?
GM expects to “become the first high-volume auto manufacturer to build fully autonomous vehicles at a mass production assembly plant,” according to CEO Mary Barra, who stopped short of setting a specific date....More
DiMicco has been a steadfast proponent of Trump’s trade platform, maintaining a hard line against China, which he accused in August of “extreme protectionism at home and deadly predatory pricing around the world.”...More
"Sometimes opportunities come to us from multinational customers with teams of innovation experts, while other times it comes from two people and the craft beer they started making in their garage."...More