Jeff.Rochow: Automotive first tier plants build diffeent product variants too, based on a broadcast from the main assembly plant. Most are just-in-time plants, 4 hours from order to delivery (paint is usually drying on the vehicle...they order the components from the first tier when they are "sure" they are going to build it that day).
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.