The Latest http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6731/more en Google's Self-Driving Car is Ready to Hit the Road http://www.industryweek.com/technology/googles-self-driving-car-ready-hit-road <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Google will open 2015 by zipping around the streets of Northern California in its adorable autonomous cars.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/googles-self-driving-car-ready-hit-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/googles-self-driving-car-ready-hit-road#comments Automation Emerging Technologies Product Development Research & Development Technology The Latest Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:42:00 +0000 156291 at http://www.industryweek.com GOOGLE US Fines Alstom Record $772 Million in Bribery Case http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-fines-alstom-record-772-million-bribery-case <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>French industrial giant Alstom will plead guilty and pay a record $772.3 million penalty in its foreign bribery case.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-fines-alstom-record-772-million-bribery-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-fines-alstom-record-772-million-bribery-case#comments Global Economy The Latest Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:39:00 +0000 156281 at http://www.industryweek.com Air China Orders 60 Boeing 737s for More Than $6 Billion http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/air-china-orders-60-boeing-737s-more-6-billion <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Boeing announces it is selling 60 of its 737 jets to Air China for more than $6 billion in its latest big deal with an air carrier from an emerging economy.</div> <div 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Technologies Product Development Technology The Latest Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:15:00 +0000 156261 at http://www.industryweek.com <div dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr"> ISS Commander Butch Wilmore holds up the ratchet after removing it from the print tray.</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Photo courtesy of NASA The Creativity Paradox http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-culture/creativity-paradox <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How to foster </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-culture/creativity-paradox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-culture/creativity-paradox#comments Process Improvement Corporate Culture Growth Strategies Innovation Leadership The Latest Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 156241 at http://www.industryweek.com Kyocera Developing World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant http://www.industryweek.com/energy-management/kyocera-developing-world-s-largest-floating-solar-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The project will be comprised of 50,000 Kyocera modules installed over a water surface area of 180,000m and will generate 15,635 megawatt hours (MWh) per year while offsetting 7,800 tons of CO2 emissions annually.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/energy-management/kyocera-developing-world-s-largest-floating-solar-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/energy-management/kyocera-developing-world-s-largest-floating-solar-plant#comments Energy Management Expansion Management The Latest Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:53:00 +0000 156231 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Photo Courtesy of Kyocera</em></p> South Korea Launches New Trade Dispute with US: WTO http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/south-korea-launches-new-trade-dispute-us-wto <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The move came in response to a U.S. decision in July to impose duties of up to 16% on South Korean steel pipes and tubes used for oil drilling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/south-korea-launches-new-trade-dispute-us-wto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/south-korea-launches-new-trade-dispute-us-wto#comments Legislation The Latest Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:19:00 +0000 156221 at http://www.industryweek.com OPEC Nations Blame 'Newcomers' for Plunging Oil Prices http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/opec-nations-blame-newcomers-plunging-oil-prices <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>OPEC is pointing to shale and sand oil output from North America and other emerging energy markets as contributors to the oil supply glut.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/opec-nations-blame-newcomers-plunging-oil-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/opec-nations-blame-newcomers-plunging-oil-prices#comments Competitiveness Energy Global Economy The Latest Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:08:00 +0000 156211 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation in California. OPEC says an influx of oil production from newcomers, including shale oil, is driving down oil prices.</p> Copyright Getty Images North America Obama Says Keystone Pipeline Supporters Exaggerate Its Benefits http://www.industryweek.com/environment/obama-says-keystone-pipeline-supporters-exaggerate-its-benefits <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The president said the pipeline would not necessarily reduce oil prices in the U.S. and that the country would benefit more from other infrastructure investments. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/obama-says-keystone-pipeline-supporters-exaggerate-its-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/obama-says-keystone-pipeline-supporters-exaggerate-its-benefits#comments Environment Global Economy Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:31:00 +0000 156201 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>President Obama commented on the Keystone XL pipeline during his end-of-the-year press conference on Dec. 19.</p> Copyright Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images Can Union Facilities Support a Lean, Continuous Improvement Culture? http://www.industryweek.com/ask-expert-lean-leadership/can-union-facilities-support-lean-continuous-improvement-culture <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Union manufacturing plants can support a continuous improvement culture, although it can be harder if the local union reps are uncooperative. Here's how to start.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/ask-expert-lean-leadership/can-union-facilities-support-lean-continuous-improvement-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/ask-expert-lean-leadership/can-union-facilities-support-lean-continuous-improvement-culture#comments Ask the Expert - Lean Leadership Lean / Six-Sigma Corporate Culture Engagement Quality Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:27:00 +0000 156191 at http://www.industryweek.com