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Volkswagen Group Expands Digital Supply Chain

Volkswagen Group Procurements global supplier network currently includes about 40,000 partners. The Group business platform ONE, which was developed to make cooperation with all these partners even leaner and more efficient in the future, went live yesterday. ONE links more than 300,000 users from the business units of the Volkswagen Group and suppliers, making it […]

U.S. Probes GM Headlight Failures, May Add Vehicles to Recall

The U.S. government is investigating whether General Motors should add about 312,000 vehicles to a 2015 recall for headlights that can suddenly go dark. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 128 owners have complained that low-beam lights can fail. The investigation covers the 2005 and 2009 Buick Lacrosse; the 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, […]

Ford Teams With Panasonic to Test Vehicle Key Kiosks

Ford and Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, are testing a “smart service kiosk” aimed at increasing customer convenience related to vehicle service, according to a press release. The kiosk allows customers to come to the dealership at any time to drop off and pick up […]

FDA Approves First Targeted Drug for Certain Leukemia Patients

U.S. regulators Friday approved the first targeted drug for certain patients with an aggressive form of leukemia. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug for adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a genetic mutation called FLT3. Also OK’d was a test to identify those patients. The drug, Rydapt, known chemically as […]

New Crash Test Dummies to Get Old and Obese

The traditional crash test dummy, with its military physique, could soon be joined by a new generation designed to reflect the rise in the numbers of elderly and obese drivers—and with “organs” that behave like real ones. Humanetics, a U.S.-based manufacturer and developer of crash test dummies, has revealed two models based on a borderline-obese […]

FDA OKs Immune-Boosting Drug for Advanced Bladder Cancer

U.S. regulators have approved a new drug that harnesses the immune system to treat bladder cancer that has spread after chemotherapy or surgery. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday approved Imfinzi for advanced bladder cancer, along with a companion diagnostic test for identifying which patients are most likely to benefit from it. Imfinzi, […]

New Ratings System at Audi: Sustainability Is Decisive for Placing Orders With Suppliers

Audi AG has introduced sustainability ratings for its suppliers this April. The objective is that in the future, orders will be placed only with suppliers that obtain a positive rating. Audi is therefore increasing its commitment to achieving a sustainable value chain. The ratings are based on checks carried out at the suppliers’ production plants […]

American Air Cuts Two Inches of Legroom on Some Seats in New Jets

American Airlines is shaving off an additional two inches of economy class legroom on some of the seats in its new Boeing Co 737 MAX jets, just as relations between U.S. airlines and their passengers sink to a new low. The new planes will have more seats than earlier versions of the jet, shrinking the […]

Medeor Gets FDA OK to Trial Therapy That Aims to Do Away With Transplant Drugs

Patients who undergo organ transplants may no longer have to rely on lifelong immune-suppressing drugs, if Medeor Therapeutics has its way. The California biotech says it has just been given the green light from the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to start trials of a personalized cell-based immunotherapy called MDR-101 that is designed to […]

New Data Reporting Tool Helps Truck Fleets Improve Inspection Selection System Scores

HELP Inc., the provider of PrePass, just launched an advanced new business intelligence tool designed to enhance the way truck fleets look at and use their safety data. The ability to bypass a weigh station is based in part on a fleet’s Inspection Selection System (ISS) score determined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration […]