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Evaluating roadway surface rating technologies 
The key project objective was to assess and evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of custom software used in smartphones to measure road roughness from the accelerometer data collected from smartphones and compare results with PASER (Pavement Surface and Evaluation Rating System) and IRI (...
Total cost of ownership : a diesel versus gasoline comparison (2012-2013)
There are dramatic changes taking place in the U.S. automotive industry as it moves to meet stringent government mandated Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) requirements. Clean diesel engine technology represents one of the technologies companies are using to improve fuel economy. This report...
Workforce planning for a global automotive economy
Globalization of the automotive industry continues to accelerate as offshore manufacturers and suppliers open production facilities in North America, and North American companies invest overseas and throughout the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) region. But perhaps the most compelling...
Supply chain management: new competitive realities in the automotive value chain
Previous research on the automotive industry points to the difficulty manufacturers and suppliers face in managing their supply chains. Both groups report challenges in managing the numerous supply change interfaces between companies due particularly to differing inter-company relationship models....
Harnessing knowledge: the next challenge to inter-firm cooperation in the North American auto industry
As the North American auto manufacturers transfer more responsibility to major suppliers while at the same time experiencing significant engineering personnel reductions due to layoffs and retirements, the industry landscape begins to change. Manufacturers' engineering staffs become smaller, and...