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Battery Fire at GM; Snap's Drone Recall; Hallucinating Car Radar | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 156

Also on the podcast, Boeing at the "Last Chance Saloon," BAE delivers amphibious combat vehicle, spacesuits complete zero gravity testing, soot standards tighten up and transitioning military talent to manufacturing.

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Every week, we cover the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week: 

BAE Systems Delivers New Amphibious Combat Vehicle Test Variant to Marine Corps - @3:26

BAE Systems delivered the first production representative test vehicle (PRTV) of the new Amphibious Combat Vehicle 30mm Cannon (ACV-30) variant to the U.S. Marine Corps for testing.

Airline Head Says Boeing in 'Last Chance Saloon' - @7:56

Boeing’s reputation has taken a beating lately after high profile maintenance and equipment failures. Now Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, has warned that Boeing doesn’t have much runway left.

Terrifying Hack Makes Automotive Radar 'Hallucinate' - @17:16

Researchers from Duke University have demonstrated a system they’ve dubbed "MadRadar" – in an attempt to understand how automotive radar sensors can be fooled into believing almost anything is possible.

Social Media Company Recalls Every Drone It Ever Sold - @26:41

Snap's Pixy drone was supposed to be a unique option for self-flying aerial photography. But now the device has become another casualty of battery issues.

$1.3M Fire at GM Plant Likely Caused by Punctured Batteries - @35:56

A three-alarm fire on December 19th brought up to a hundred Detroit firefighters to the 11.6 million square foot compound dubbed "Factory Zero."

In Case You Missed It

Biden Sets Tighter Standards for Deadly Soot Pollution - @44:06 

The rule looks to reduce pollution from power plants, vehicles, industrial sites and wildfires.

New Spacesuit Completes Key Zero-Gravity Tests - @47:36

The primary objectives of the flight test included evaluation of the suit's pressure garment system fit.

Manufacturing Institute Releases Report on Transitioning Military Talent - @52:33

Approximately 200,000 service members leave the service each year.

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