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VW and Digital Deception: A Warning to All Smart Product Makers

Volkswagen’s confession that it cheated regulatory authorities by embedding ‘defeat device’ software into 11 million diesel-powered vehicles to falsify the results of official emissions tests, raises serious issues about the need for greater vigilance by …
Martin Winterkorn’s plans for the next few months are going to be very different than he expected. The former CEO of Germany’s Volkswagen, the world’s largest carmaker in 2014… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/blog/vw-and-digital-deception-warning-all-smart-product-makers/

Can You 3D Print a Car? Local Motors Thinks So…

If you’re going to be anywhere near Chicago during September, you may want to drop into the International Manufacturing Technology Show (September 8-13). That’s where Phoenix-based auto innovator Local Motors plans to 3D print and assemble a specially-des…
Popular Discussions If you’re going to be anywhere near Chicago during September, you may want to drop into the International Manufacturing Technology Show (September 8-13). Tha… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-you-3d-print-car-local-motors-thinks-so/

China To Scrap Six Million Dirty Cars This Year

The Chinese government announced plans this week to remove up to six million dirty vehicles from its roads by the end of the year in an urgent bid to reduce the devastating levels of pollution clogging up its cities.
Popular Discussions The Chinese government announced plans earlier this week to remove up to six million dirty vehicles from its roads by the end of the year in an urgent bid to… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/china-scrap-six-million-dirty-cars-year/

Toyota Follows Ford, GM And Quits Australia: Oz Auto Sector Faces Meltdown

Japan’s Toyota, the last major carmaker left in the country, announced this weekend that it will cease local car production entirely in Australia in 2017, shedding 2,500 jobs. The move follows last year’s announcements by Ford to withdraw from the country…
Popular Discussions Australia’s auto sector looks like it’s on the road to nowhere after 2017. Japan’s Toyota, the last major carmaker left in the country, … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/toyota-follows-ford-gm-and-quits-australia-oz-auto-sector-faces-meltdown/

Auto Maker Supply Chains Must Get More Resilient - and Local

In an urgent effort to create more resilient supply chains and get closer to their customers, many of the world’s top auto-makers now need to re-assess and transform their global production networks to prepare for a more agile, regionalized, demand-driven…
Popular Discussions In an urgent effort to create more resilient supply chains and get closer to their customers, many of the world’s top auto-makers now need to re-assess and t… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/auto-maker-supply-chains-must-get-more-resilient-and-local/

McLaren Premiers Flexible, Eco-Friendly Factory of the Future

UK high performance car maker McLaren, best known for its racing heritage, is aiming for a bigger slice of the global sports car business with a new $79 million, 32,000 square meter, state of the art production facility. Opened today, the new production p…
UK high performance car maker McLaren, best known for its racing heritage, is aiming for a bigger slice of the global sports car business with a new $79 million, 32,000 square met… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/mclaren-premiers-flexible-eco-friendly-factory-future/

Thai Floods Wreak Havoc Across Asian Supply Chains: Are You Vulnerable?

It’s another serious example of how sudden natural disasters can throw the vulnerability of global supply chains into the industrial spotlight.
It’s another serious example of how sudden natural disasters can throw the vulnerability of global supply chains into the industrial spotlight. Severe floods in Thailand … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/thai-floods-wreak-havoc-across-asian-supply-chains-are-you-v/

Can New Import Tax Protect Brazil’s Local Auto Makers?

The Brazilian government announced last week that it intends to slap an additional tax on imported vehicles to help protect the development of its local auto industry and encourage foreign makers to set up plants there.
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-new-import-tax-protect-brazils-local-auto-makers/

Can Auto Sector Buffer Mexican Manufacturing?

Mexico's manufacturing sector is showing signs of significant slowdown due to economic uncertainty and weakening growth in its main trading partner across the border, the US. But its auto sector is still enjoying exceptional growth and looking forward to …
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-auto-sector-buffer-mexican-manufacturing/

BMW To Build More Cars Than Ever in 2011

One look at BMW’s plans for the year ahead confirms the slump in global auto sales may well be a thing of the past, at least for the German high-end car-maker.
One look at BMW’s plans for the year ahead confirms the slump in global auto sales may well be a thing of the past, at least for the German high-end car-maker. At its lat… http://www.gil-evevnts.gilcommunity.com/discussion/bmw-build-more-cars-ever-2011/

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