Honda unveils radical assembly line makeover

Honda, in its quest for manufacturing efficiency, has turned the traditional assembly line model on its head. A new approach launched in Thailand in March has a team of workers follow the car down the line, with the workers and vehicle sitting on disc-shaped platforms like frogs floating on a lily pad.

Ford cleans up its diesels in Europe

Ford has joined VW and PSA in switching to a technology said to be more effective in cleaning harmful emissions from diesel engines.

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