Death Toll Estimate Doubles To 146 In GM Supplier Explosion In China

The explosion at one of GM's suppliers in China back in August is now believed to have killed 146 people, double previous estimates. » 12/30/14 8:00pm 12/30/14 8:00pm

Explosion At GM Supplier In China Reportedly Kills At Least 69

An explosion at a General Motors wheel component supplier factory in Kunshan, China, killed at least 69 people yesterday, and injured at least 200, according to multiple reports. » 8/03/14 9:12am 8/03/14 9:12am

Chevy Assembly Line Workers Ride Around on Wall-E-Style Floating Chairs

Remember those floating chairs that our uber-lazy future offspring rode around on in the movie Wall-E? Chevrolet just installed the real-life version in two of its assembly lines. Meet the fully-automated, gesture-controlled Ergo-Chair. » 5/13/14 2:25pm 5/13/14 2:25pm

Suck It, Robots: Toyota Is Giving Jobs Back to Humans

My, my, my how the tables have turned. The past few years have seen countless human jobs filled with our less-whiny robot counterparts. But it turns out that, at least for Toyota, the pros of total automation haven't outweighed the cons. Meaning human factory workers are back in business. » 4/07/14 7:59pm 4/07/14 7:59pm

This Is The Final Build Process Of The Amazing Koenigsegg One:1

The Koenigsegg One:1 sits unfinished in the factory. In just four days, it has to be on a truck to Geneva. This is how it went from unfinished to incredible megacar over the course of 96 hours. » 3/10/14 3:00pm 3/10/14 3:00pm

Inside the Mesmerising Robotic Factory Where Teslas Are Born

It can't be easy to build a car, but the factory where Teslas are born makes it looks like a piece of cake. The folks over at Wired took a look behind the scenes to watch rolls of aluminum transform into fully functional electric cars, and it's a sight to behold. » 7/17/13 4:13pm 7/17/13 4:13pm

How Detroit's Aircraft Production Dream Crashed and Burned

Once, Detroit's carmakers wanted to be the nation's aircraft kings. For a short time during World War II, they were. Then things fell apart. Dr. Daniel Uziel of The Future of Things explains what happened. —Ed. » 5/04/10 12:00pm 5/04/10 12:00pm

These aren't the jobs these droids were looking for

Computer-controlled, multi-axis assembly robots are the Carpocalypse's forgotten unemployed. Once, they built our cars; now, they sit dormant. What else are they good for? Here are ten jobs that might be a good fit. » 4/30/10 12:02pm 4/30/10 12:02pm

Bulls On Assembly Parade: Touring The Lamborghini Factory

A few years ago, we were given a rare peek inside Lamborghini's factory in Sant'A'gata Bolognese. The cars assembled within those walls are some of the finest, and loudest, in the world. Bella, bambinos. Bella. » 4/19/10 1:00pm 4/19/10 1:00pm

Tatra V855: Ass-Engined Nazi-Occupied Snowmobile

Tatras are generally infused with an innovative streak bordering on lunacy. Case in point: a V8-powered combat snowmobile designed to fight in the Russian winter. » 10/14/09 12:30pm 10/14/09 12:30pm

Top Ten Videos Of German Uber-Precise Car Manufacturing

Though we sarcastically joke about the self-proclaimed precision of German car makers, it turns out they actually have some pretty impressive facilities. The guys at Oobject took a closer look at the big, shiny factories of ze Germans, and came up with a top ten list of the most impressive videos of Deutschland's most… » 7/10/08 1:40pm 7/10/08 1:40pm