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GM Investments Keep on Truckin’
Although General Motors announced on July 28 that it was going to be spending $5-billion “outside of mature markets” for product development, it is worth noting that the company announced on April 30 that it would be spending $5.4-billion in its mos...
Blog Published: 8/7/2015
Brembo. Yes, We’re Talking Brakes
It’s the classic story of a tinkerer in a garage starting something and then having it go big.
Blog Published: 8/3/2015
VW Hits 500,000 in Chattanooga
The Volkswagen Plant in Chattanooga went into production in April 2011.
Blog Published: 7/24/2015
How to Engineer the BMW i3
The thing that people from BMW emphasize most about the i3 is not that it is an electric vehicle (EV), not that it has a carbon fiber passenger cabin (“Life Module”), not that it has a 100% aluminum chassis (“Drive Module”), not that most of its ext...
Blog Published: 7/20/2015
Porsche and the Importance of Tooling
Yesterday we looked at the addition of apprentices at Audi in Germany.
Blog Published: 7/17/2015
Audi Adds Apprentices
There is no question that Audi makes desirable cars.
Blog Published: 7/16/2015
Developing the 2016 Nissan Maxima
Here’s something you probably didn’t know about the Nissan Maxima, which is now in its eighth generation: The car, which is the flagship of the company’s lineup, the vehicle that is at the top of the line that starts with the Versa and goes up throu...
Blog Published: 7/13/2015
Volvo Goes Green
Volvo Group—as in the company that makes trucks, and buses and construction equipment, not cars—has a strong commitment to the environment.
Blog Published: 6/10/2015
The Economic Importance of Auto
A couple weeks ago the University of Tennessee Center of Business and Economic Research (CEBR) released a study on the economic impact of Volkswagen’s plant expansion in Chattanooga as well as the establishment of the North American Engineering and ...
Blog Published: 6/9/2015
GM Invests Big in Full-Size Trucks
At the GM Fort Wayne Assembly Plant in Indiana, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups are produced.
Blog Published: 5/28/2015

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