Canadian regulators are calling for more transparency on how data collected from drivers is shared. "Canadians are not well aware of the type of information their car currently captures," says Automotive Industries Association of Canada's Jean-Francois Champagne.
Clothing manufacturers MATE The Label and The Curated were both founded by women pursuing sustainable production practices. The Curated, led by Nicola Harlem, makes its products from factory fabric remnants, while MATE, led by Kayti O'Connell Carr, uses a Los Angeles factory that meets its sustainability standards.
Kala Brand Music makes more ukuleles than any other manufacturer, including at its Petaluma, Calif., headquarters. The company sold over 500,000 ukuleles in 2018 and also donates tens of thousands of them to schools.
Microgravity environments in space could provide manufacturing opportunities that can't exist on Earth. A SpaceX rocket this summer carried Goodyear and Adidas products into space so those companies can research functionality in such an environment.
Cyberattacks pose a threat to the automotive industry as vehicles, manufacturing plants and corporate offices use more connected technology. General Motors is teaming up with other automakers and industries to share knowledge and making cybersecurity a priority from the top down, says Jeff Massimilla, vice president of global cybersecurity.
Stanley Black & Decker hopes to reach 45,000 people with its Maker Month programs this year. Networking events, scholarships and an innovation contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade are among the offerings.
Dove has announced three sustainability initiatives that will accelerate efforts to reduce the brand's use of virgin plastic by roughly 23,000 tons annually. The brand will use alternative packaging when possible, more recyclable plastic and has refillable stainless-steel deodorant sticks in development.
Consumers are shopping slightly more often and spending less during their shopping trips, said David Gordon, research director at Edge by Ascential. The trend has fueled growth at discount retailers including ALDI and Dollar General, which tend to have smaller stores that lend themselves to quick trips.
Google has confirmed that the wireless feature for its Stadia controller will be available only for those with Chromecast Ultra at next month's launch. The company is focused on improving wireless on TV; it did not say when wireless play would be available on other platforms.
Winn-Dixie has reopened the last two Florida stores that were closed in the wake of last year's Hurricane Michael. The stores were updated with new signage, expanded produce selection, more grab-and-go options, Shipt delivery and a new Natural & Organic section.