Engineering | March 12 2020

FCA Courting Improved Vehicle Quality

When Victor Gaylor walks into an assembly plant, he is judge and jury. He looks and listens and, if he finds evidence linking a vehicle component to a customer concern, he holds court. “We put it on trial to see if it’s guilty,” says the veteran FCA quality auditor. This no-nonsense, product improvement approach recently
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Community,Engineering,Safety,Technology | February 05 2020

Helping the Heroes: FCA Welcomes First Responders (Part 3)

With change, often comes challenge. Just ask a first responder. Police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, etc., are tasked with making split-second decisions, under the most stressful conditions, in order to save lives and protect property. And when vehicles are involved, the best decisions are informed decisions. To this end, FCA recently hosted 45 first responders
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Community,Engineering,Safety,Technology | January 16 2020

Helping the Heroes: FCA Welcomes First Responders (Part 1)

There is literally a material difference between today’s vehicles and those produced just a few years ago. Innovative developments include the proliferation of lightweight high-strength steel (HSS) and advanced high-strength steel (AHSS). These materials contribute to improved fuel economy without compromising structural integrity, a key consideration when engineering vehicles for superior crashworthiness. Air bags, once
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