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Ford chief engineer of vehicle fi nal assembly engineering, told Manufacturing Engineering during an event promot- ing Ford’s technology in July. “The program makes sure the tooling—the workers—can be applied to the workpiece—the vehicle—in the most effi cient and effective manner all the while avoiding collisions.”
One of the organizations working to improve this inter- face and create such a program is the Ergonomics Task Force (ETF) of the United States Council for Automotive Re- search (USCAR; Southfi eld, MI). Founded in 1992, USCAR has as its overall goal the strengthening of the technology base of the US auto industry—principally Fiat Chrysler (FCA), Ford and General Motors—through cooperative research and development in noncompetitive and precom- petitive areas of automaking.
Digitally Modeling Humans A broad-scope, complex and long-term project that ETF is working on involves digital human modeling (DHM). The
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