The success of Tesla has inspired other independent American car makers. Paul Elio, founder of Elio Motors has designed an efficient sporty car that gets 84 miles per gallon.
The ambitious project implants some of the iPhone's main applications in automobiles so drivers can control them with voice commands, a touch on the steering wheel or a swipe on a display screen in the dashboard.
Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3 tablet at an event on Tuesday, saying the goal of the device is to "take away the conflict" between owning a laptop and a tablet.
In this issue of IMPO, we visit America's oldest continuously operating paper mill, talk to experts about ways to improve Lean efforts, and showcase advancements in the material handling industry.
Not only is automation helpful for increasing the efficiency of a plant, but it can also help prevent costly mistakes, leading to product waste and recalls.
Google is amassing cash overseas to help finance a foreign shopping spree that could cost the Internet company up to $30 billion.
Elite U.S. special operations forces may be a few short years away from donning a similar suit, one that can monitor the user's vital signs, give him real-time battlefield information and be bulletproof from head to toe.
Aeroflex, based in Plainview, New York, makes products and test equipment used by the aerospace, medical and wireless industries. Cobham makes everything from aircraft fuel tanks to antennas.
Aerofex has been posting videos of its hover bike prototype in action since 2012, but the company has recently announced that the machine will go on sale in 2017.
Britain is offering 10 million pounds (almost $17 million) to whoever can solve one of humanity's biggest scientific challenges — once the public has decided what it is.
A Wall Street Journal report is raising concerns that some products sold by the company are knock-offs. Vinita Nair reports on how counterfeits slip into the system, and why companies feel it hurts their brand.
Finding innovative ways to share, reuse and collaborate on R&D is a key part of the parent-subsidiary relationship. This is especially true for U.S. manufacturers.
Google's self-driving car makes strides. One technology reporter got a chance to ride in the car and says it drives quite conservatively.
The latest release of Google Glass comes a month after a one-day sale gave U.S. residents their first chance to buy the hottest accessory in geek fashion.
Among manufacturing firms that have deployed mobile apps to their workforces, 48 percent are using mobile apps for inspections, followed by 36 percent for work orders and 23 percent for surveys.
Fluke has changed how maintenance professionals analyze information, communicate with their team and respond in emergencies with the Fluke Connect system. Last week, IMPO got a sneak peek at the technology.
More than 100 Internet companies, including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Netflix, sent a letter to the FCC calling for the agency to reject FCC chairman Tom Wheeler's open Internet proposal.
This episode of Engineering Newswire looks at 3D printed tattoos, rescuing a 36-year-old satellite and flying an experimental electric aircraft.
Car manufacturers like Nissan and Land Rover are looking at ways to make your car safer using cutting-edge camera technology to eliminate blind spots.
Google's face wear has an extremely high sticker price, but the parts inside cost less than $80.
By 2020, personal robots ranging between $1,500 and $4,500 could enter our lives, technologies such as 3D printing could likely generate revenue of $7.1 billion by 2020, and we will witness the emergence of new business models.
Why are companies accepting unnecessary environmental liability associated with archaic, paper-based programs and what can they do to leverage existing technologies to bring their EH&S systems into the 21st century?
Find out why one gun store received backlash after planning on being the first in the country to sell the new firearm.
General Motors, Ford and Toyota are joining the University of Michigan in establishing a testing site for driverless cars that will simulate a cityscape, and will work with the school to help make such vehicles commercially viable.