Ford Australia is preparing for life after the death of its local manufacturing operation. “We believe we can have research and development without manufacturing," President Bob Graziano is quoted as saying at the opening of a new virtual-reality design studio in Broadmeadows outside Melbourne. The studio allows designers to sit in a virtual car years before it is built. Graziano says the number of design staff almost has tripled in the past 18 months and the increase, ...

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