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Auto, Airlines & Transport

s+b Blogs
January 15, 2014
by Andrew Schmahl
How same-day delivery, 3D printing, and autonomous vehicles will affect the sector.
November 11, 2013
by Scott Corwin and Brian Collie
Strong new vehicle designs and pent-up demand are pushing sales volumes back up near historic highs, and reduced cost structures mean profitability is up too.
October 28, 2013
by James O’Toole
Worker participation in management decisions has long been controversial, but the benefits far outweigh the risks.
July 25, 2013
by Laura W. Geller
Autonomous vehicle technology will transform the trucking industry.
 


For Honda,
Waigaya
Is the Way

At the Japanese auto giant, unplanned, agenda-free meetings are ubiquitous and indispensable.

Diesel Gets
Automakers’ Vote
of Confidence
(Interactive)

Automakers are far more confident about diesel’s popularity in the U.S. than they are about hybrids or electric cars. Here's a look at the real value of diesel.
 

America’s Real
Manufacturing
Advantage

A new wave of software innovation is about to transform industry—and give the United States the chance for a lasting edge. See also America’s Manufacturing Advantage—In Pictures.

Beating Competitors
with High-Speed
Innovation

French railway giant SNCF responded to the threat of low-priced upstarts by creating a lab to accelerate R&D and cut its cost.
 

Same-Day Delivery? Not So Fast

Traditional retailers can outshine their online competitors in the distribution game.

The Next Autonomous Car Is a Truck

The obstacles to adoption are significant, but driverless technology now in development could transform long-haul trucking.

Flight of the Drone Maker

How a small firm named AeroVironment is changing the course of airplanes, automobiles, and warfare. See also The Drone Maker’s Story—In Pictures

Hyundai’s Capabilities Play

The Korean automaker’s explosive growth in the last few years—achieved through better quality, stylish design, and clever marketing—has made it a dynamic player in the U.S. auto industry.

Optimism Returns to the American Automotive Industry

Automobiles are selling again, and executives are confident. The U.S. auto industry is positioned for a global economic recovery — if car manufacturers can avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

A New Role for Natural Resources Companies

By promoting business partnerships, producers of primary materials can find a new source of competitive advantage.

China’s Auto Industry Responds to Record Growth

Dazong Wang, CEO of one of China’s largest automakers, discusses how auto companies will keep pace with Chinese consumers’ appetite for cars.

China in Transition

China’s rising middle class will challenge the world’s resources — and press China’s leadership for change, says Cheng Li, a leading Chinese political scientist.
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