The 2012 Ford Focus and Explorer models will have quieter cabins thanks to new laser inspection technology.
Ford today announced it is investing $100 million to install robotic plant laser inspection technology to better attach doors and other large panels to vehicles. A tighter fit equals less cabin noise, Ford said.
The new laser inspection will be used at the at Michigan Assembly Plant and the Saarlouis, Germany, plant, both plants build the 2012 Ford Focus. And then at the Chicago Assembly Plant, which builds the 2012 Ford Explorer.
According to Ford, robots are programmed to recognize any minute deviations … Read more