With physical prototype reduction as a hallmark of its restructured product-development process, Ford Motor Co.’s European arm next year will launch a vehicle developed from a single prototype phase, Ward's has learned. “Over the course of the past decade, we’ve gradually eliminated a number of prototype phases from our vehicle-development process,” says Derrick Kuzak, Ford of Europe’s vice president-product development. “Where we’re at today is we have two phases – what we call an ...

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