manufacturing

  • Honda partners with new DRIVE smart mobility startup hub in Tel Aviv

    Honda partners with new DRIVE smart mobility startup hub in Tel Aviv

    Honda is extending its courtship of startups through its Xcelerator program with a new partnership announced Wednesday with DRIVE, a new startup hub in Tel Aviv, Israel that focuses specifically on smart mobility tech, including transportation and automotive solutions. The partnership will see Honda’s Silicon Valley Lab work directly with the DRIVE center, offering “expertise… Read More

  • Dyson opens new Singapore tech center with focus on R&D  in AI and software

    Dyson opens new Singapore tech center with focus on R&D in AI and software

    Dyson is expanding its footprint in Singapore, with a new Technology Centre opened today by the maker of vacuums and other smart home electronics. The UK company will be investing $561 million as part of its commitment to the new facility, which hosts working labs where research and development teams can pool their cumulative hardware and software know-how to help advance the… Read More

  • Ford plug-in hybrid sales rose 38% in 2016

    Ford plug-in hybrid sales rose 38% in 2016

    Ford saw some significant year-over-year growth in its plug-in hybrid sales in 2016, despite gas prices that on average saw historic lows throughout the year. The total number of hybrids sold by Ford numbered 23,895 – which doesn’t seem like a lot, but in relative terms it’s a large jump, and Ford’s hybrid lineup is still relatively modest and focused on only a few… Read More

  • Sewbo is getting closer to disrupting the sweatshop

    Sewbo is getting closer to disrupting the sweatshop

    Jon Zornow, the founder of Sewbo, made waves in September after announcing that he had built the first robot to sew a t-shirt without human intervention. Using a robot arm and an automatic sewing machine, Zornow took some carefully prepared material and ran it through a pre-programmed series of moves. It worked. Out popped a t-shirt. This seemingly simple process is actually wildly important. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Galaxy S8 Coming in March

    The Trump administration names its manufacturing council, Tesla is suing an ex-employee for reportedly stealing proprietary autopilot information and poaching talent, Samsung Galaxy S8 is reportedly launching in March and Apple is using iCloud to improve Siri. All this on Crunch Report! Read More

  • MakePrintable turns 3D models into printable objects

    MakePrintable turns 3D models into printable objects

    MakePrintable, a new 3D printing site, does what it says on the tin. The service will take a 3D model – maybe one you scanned in or something you made – and modify it based on the type of printer, the material, the desired print orientation, and plate positions. It fixes rough spots, thin prints, and generally makes things printable. Founded by Muhannad Taslaq and Baha Abunojaim… Read More

  • Panasonic wants to expand Tesla partnership to sensors for self-driving

    Panasonic wants to expand Tesla partnership to sensors for self-driving

    Panasonic is hoping that it can get even closer to partner Tesla, after the relationship between the two has proven so fruitful in the realm of electric vehicle batteries. The Japanese company is looking to become involved in the production of Tesla’s self-driving system, too, with a proposal of collaborating on sensor development. That’s according to Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga… Read More

  • Check out the real world version of the Mercedes-Benz drone delivery van

    Check out the real world version of the Mercedes-Benz drone delivery van

    At CES this year, Mercedes-Benz brought a polished, complete version of their drone delivery van to display, complete with drones nested up on the roof, and a working intelligent front LED display. The van was impressive in person, a Cylon-esque facade hiding a working mobile warehouse within. Mercedes-Benz and drone startup Matternet unveiled the concept in September, which they refer to as… Read More

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