Train T-Bones Turbine Blade; Tesla Hits Cop Car; Dumbest Tech Thieves Ever | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 31

Also on the podcast, workers fired over Zoom mistakes, tiny EV goes 47 miles (max), fallen tech star starts trial and another manufacturer raises wages to find workers.

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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Opel Unveils Tiny Entry-Level EV

Opel recently unveiled a new small electric vehicle: the Rocks-e SUM. The two-seater has a limited range of slightly less than 47 miles per charge and tops out at less than 30 mph.

1 in 4 Execs Fired Workers Over Zoom Blunders

A recent Bloomberg report found that 25% of executives at large companies have had to fire someone over a Zoom call slip-up.

Tesla on Part-Automated Drive System Slams into Police Car

On Saturday August 28, a Tesla on Autopilot slammed into a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser Saturday on the interstate.

The Dumbest Tech Thieves Ever

On July 6, 2021, thieves broke into a major shipping company’s overnight drop box. The high-tech gear they stole was manufactured by Roambee, a provider of global supply chain visibility products.

Train T-bones Truck Carrying Wind Turbine Blade

On Sunday August 29th, a train crashed into a semi-truck carrying a wind turbine blade in Luling, Texas.

In Case You Missed It

Manufacturer Raises Wages to Compete for Employees

Gear Motions manufactures custom cut and precision ground gears for everything from oil pumps and cars to medical devices.

Poisonous Leaded Gasoline Phased Out Worldwide

It's the end of the road for leaded gas. 

Fallen Tech Star Prepares to Go on Trial

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes is facing felony fraud charges. The company's technology was supposed to perform medical tests using a single drop of blood, but may never have worked at all.

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