Auto suppliers changing how and where they make parts in EV era

NASHVILLE — A host of startups and newcomers to the auto industry are shaking up the automotive supply chain, but established companies aren’t standing pat.

Indeed, the supply chain is in for a major overhaul as longtime suppliers look to maintain their positions in the electric vehicle era, manufacturing executives said during a panel at the Automotive News Congress here.

Take, for example, Denso Corp., the world’s second-largest auto supplier by annual global sales to automakers. As the supplier giant looks to become “more agile and more flexible” in the EV era, it is investing in 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, to help it to build spare parts and cooling systems, for instance.

“Materials and manufacturing processes continue to evolve to help us to do things lighter and faster,” said Andrew Clemence, Denso International America’s electrification business unit leader. “We really believe this is going to unlock a new era

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Former Australia cricketer Symonds killed in car crash

STORY: Former Australian test cricketer and two-time World Cup winner Andrew Symonds has died following a car accident in Queensland, Cricket Australia confirmed on Sunday (May 15).

Symonds, known for his swashbuckling middle order batting displays, was an accomplished all-rounder who played 26 tests for Australia.

Police said the accident occured in Hervey Range on Saturday (May 14) night.

The car Symonds was driving left the road and rolled, according to a police statement, in what it described as a single vehicle incident.

Queensland Police Minister Mark Ryan:

“You know sad news for not only Andrew’s family and friends, and condolences are with his family and friends. But Andrew is a legend. You know he is a legend cricketer and he’s a legend Queenslander. So there’ll be a lot of people who are grieving his loss of life today. Obviously there will be a full investigation in to what happened.

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2023 Genesis GV60 Electric SUV Pricing Announced

The GV60 Advanced comes well equipped with features including a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, leather upholstery and a Bang & Olufsen audio system. The Advanced also marks the first use of Genesis’ new Face Connect system, which uses a camera to recognize the driver to unlock the car and activate preset seat and mirror positions.

Upgrading to the Performance doesn’t just net you a more potent powertrain — you also get upgraded leather, massaging front seats, heated rear seats, adaptive suspension dampers and smartphone-as-a-key functionality.

Inside the cabin and under the hood.

Underneath the admittedly distinct styling that nevertheless solidifies the GV60 as part of the Genesis family, the GV60 shares its platform with the duo from Hyundai and Kia. That means the GV60 is future-proofed, in a way, with a battery that can take advantage of the fastest 350-kW DC chargers on the market. Though those are rare

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FC Dallas looks to stake claim as best team in West vs. Whitecaps

FC Dallas is on the cusp of first place in the Western Conference thanks to a nine-game unbeaten run in league play. If all goes well at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Vancouver, FCD can match its win total from a year ago (seven) and lay claim as the best team in the league a third of the way through the season.

It’s a far cry from the 2021 campaign, where FCD missed the postseason by 15 points and were only three points off the bottom of the conference table.

FCD (22 points) is one point back of LAFC in the Western Conference, with the two teams claiming the highest point totals across MLS early in the season. LAFC hosts Austin at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, so a win may only briefly put FCD at the top of the table.

Anchored by the best scoring defense in the league (eight goals allowed),

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