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Ford Using Robot Dogs to Speed 3D Scanning of Manufacturing Facilities

Ford Using Robot Dogs to Speed 3D Scanning of Manufacturing Facilities
Each time Ford prepares to retool one of its factories, it has to 3D scan the space to update its digital model. Computer-aided design is used when updating factory layouts, and gathering 3D scans of the space typically takes humans weeks of work.
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Texas Chosen as the Location for Billion Dollar Tesla Cybertruck Factory

Texas Chosen as the Location for Billion Dollar Tesla Cybertruck Factory
Many automakers have been moving out of states where unions are common, such as northern states and California, instead moving into southern states such as Texas, where unions are rare. Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk have announced that the location for the hotly contested Cybertruck factory has been chosen.
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10 Millionth Ford Mustang Rolls off the Assembly Line

10 Millionth Ford Mustang Rolls off the Assembly Line
When it comes to producing cars, hitting the 1 million mark is always a significant milestone, so when I found out that ten times that many Ford Mustangs have now rolled off the assembly line, I was duly impressed.
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Dodge Viper Production Ending for Good on August 31

Dodge Viper Production Ending for Good on August 31
I’m not sure what to think of Dodge promising again to end Viper production. I mean, the company has axed the car before only to bring it back a few model years later. This time though, FCA is promising that the factory where the Viper is built will be closed up for good on August 31.
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Union Chairman Slips Ford Bronco, Ranger Plans

Union Chairman Slips Ford Bronco, Ranger Plans
It has been a while since I was very excited about a new Ford vehicle. Yet I am quite enthusiastic about the possible return of the Ford Bronco. We have seen renderings of the Bronco that show a vehicle that looks like classic Broncos from decades ago, but those are just images from a Bronco fanboy, and not from Ford themselves.
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Go Inside Toyota’s Texas Truck Plant

Go Inside Toyota’s Texas Truck Plant
Toyota may have its main headquarters in Japan, but they operate a massive operation here in North America, with the vast majority of vehicles sold here being produced here, and with a good deal of their parts being made domestically as well.
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