While the talk circuit is full of glowing stories about the modular future of the automobile, what's on the drawing board and what's ready for the plant floors remains a divergent slate. General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in the U.S. and Volkswagen AG in Europe are leading a major push to carve the vehicle up into significant modules — such as door systems — and assign greater development and assembly roles to partsmakers. One of the first suppliers to attempt a modular door system ...

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