Articles by Austin Weber

State of the Profession 2002: Happier Days Here Again?

June 1, 2002
With the economy showing signs of a recovery, assemblers are cautiously optimistic.
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Down the Line: Finger Pointing

May 1, 2002
Last year’s terrorist attacks have sparked new interest in biometric technology. Biometric access controls compare the biological traits of a user with information stored in a computerized file of authorized individuals.
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Down the Line: GM Sees Fuel Cells in the Near Future

May 1, 2002
General Motors Corp. (Detroit) recently unveiled the first vehicle in the world designed from the ground up around a fuel cell propulsion system.
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Down the Line: Heads Up!

May 1, 2002
Head-up display (HUD) technology is coming soon to a car near you.
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Wood + Water = Speed

May 1, 2002
Before World War II, wooden speedboats were a common sight on the nation’s lakes and rivers.
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Guidelines Help Reduce ErgoConfusion

May 1, 2002
The lack of black-and-white answers can make ergonomic implementation a frustrating task for engineers.
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Down the Line: Robot Eats Dirt

May 1, 2002
AB Electrolux (Stockholm, Sweden) recently unveiled what it claims is the first automatic vacuum cleaner in the world for domestic applications.
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Down the Line: What an Adorable PC You’re Wearing!

May 1, 2002
Fashion may never be the same again. Within 5 years, cyber visors, e-vests, memory glasses, wrist computers and other electronic devices are expected to be as much a part of the fashion scene as jewelry or neckties are today.
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Flexible Factory Reveals Future of GM

April 1, 2002
The new Lansing Grand River plant blends state-of-the-art technology with 100-year-old tradition.
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Retooling a Legend

April 1, 2002
The first car to roll off the Lansing Grand River assembly line is the Cadillac CTS.
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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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