Toyota tops world auto sales in first nine months

Oct 26, 2015

Toyota tops world auto sales in first nine months

Toyota was the world’s top-selling automaker for the first nine months of this year, selling nearly 7.5 million vehicles, and overtaking Volkswagen, which was in the No. 1 spot for the half-year. Toyota Motor Corp.’s global sales for the first three quarters totaled 7.498 ...

Liberating the robot from factory floor by inflating it

Jun 11, 2015

Liberating the robot from factory floor by inflating it

Kevin Albert is playing the part of lion tamer. The 33-year-old engineer, with a passing resemblance to Joe Namath, sticks his head into the four-fingered grip of a robotic hand, pauses for a moment and then emerges unscathed. This is no ordinary robot: It’s ...

100 deaths now laid to faulty GM ignition switch

May 12, 2015

100 deaths now laid to faulty GM ignition switch

The death toll from crashes caused by faulty ignition switches in 2.6 million older General Motors small cars has reached 100. The number was updated Monday by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims. It’s the first acknowledgement by the ...