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Traditionally, factories require big footprints with large assembly lines and lots of fixed production equipment. However, a new concept called a “microfactory” offers an alternative that is especially appealing to many start-up electric vehicle manufacturers. These smaller, highly automated factories could enable manufacturers to be more flexible and responsive to customers in local markets. 

This episode also covers:

  • Ford revamps its assembly plant in Germany to produce EVs.
  • A robotic dog patrols a BMW assembly plant.
  • A robot sets a Guinness world record for speed.
  • A luxury carmaker closes the gender gap. 

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