The Globalization Of The Automobile Industry

Five years ago, an automaker would have to completely design, engineer and build a car all in the same country. Now, plants, assembly lines, design studios and engineerin... More»g studios are all computerized, making it possible to design a car in Korea and have it engineered in the U.S. Advancements in technology have interconnected economies around the world- the effect being better prices on consumer good, especially cars. At this year's New York Auto Show, General Motors is showing off three mini concept cars collaborated from their design studios in ten different countries. The network of studios they have is far more powerful than if they were working individually. If a design team in Brazil comes up with a great idea, all the other design teams, be it Australia or Germany can all see it in virtual reality and can share their feedback. With a thousand designers around the world living the local customs, culture and driving conditions, General Motors and Chevrolet is opening the

The Globalization Of The Automobile Industry

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