DEARBORN – Ford Motor Co. will be competitive with Japanese auto makers in quick and cost-efficient product development by the end of the year, says Phil Martens, group vice president-product creation. The No.2 auto maker has been overhauling everything from its safety test facilities and proving grounds to wireless communication for engineers with the creation of its Global Production Development System (GPDS). Ford's new Servo-Hydraulic Reverse Crash Simulator. The payoff will be ...

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