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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Customer As Supplier: How That Infrequently Has A Happy Ending For Auto OEMs

Wait, what?? Customer as supplier doesn’t make any sense.
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#Cybersecurity #Functional Safety #Quality

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Celebrities Don’t Always Buy Cars Just For Bling: Sometimes The Reasons Might Sound Familiar

The Average Joe buys the car for a standard set of mundane reasons. Yes, for any given vehicle, exterior styling usually ranks somewhere within the top five criteria – and, in fact, ranks #2 overall according to J.D. Power – but most often the reasons mirror Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Cost. Safety...
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#Functional Safety #Quality

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Love Is Blind: The Truths Behind Marketing Of Tesla, Regional Engineering And Connected Cars

In the 1998 classic “The Truman Show”, the supposed director, Christof (played by Ed Harris) is asked why he thinks the protagonist of the global-hit reality TV show, Truman Burbank, has never discovered the truth of his entirely-fabricated world. Christof’s response is arguably the most poignant st...
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#Functional Safety #Quality

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Automotive’s New Reality: Keeping Offsite Teams On The Same Page Just Got Harder

In the past decade or so, the complexity of managing a global team became exponentially more difficult. Teams were partially dissected, shipped offshore in multiple directions for (unrealized?) cost avoidance whilst software grew exponentially (e.g. upwards of 1B lines of code) AND multiple standard...
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#Quality #Team Integration

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

How Buttigieg Might Start The #MeToo Movement In Automotive Safety Design

In  2017, the #metoo movement sprung into life and upended Hollywood by shining a light on clandestine sexual abuse. In 2020, the #metoo movement subsequently played out at the election polls when suburban women politically revolted and, per The Associate Press created “... the largest gender gap in...
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#Functional Safety #Quality

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Jarvis Meets Automotive: How Artificial Intelligence Is Remodeling Computer-Aided Design

Those who watched the fantastical characters and stories created within the Marvel Universe over the past twelve years might have questioned the seemingly impossible amount of cool technology created by Tony Stark, the alter ego and genius behind Iron Man. Yes, the original suit itself appeared rela...
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#Functional Safety #Quality #Team Integration

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