As the pursuit of improved product quality heats up in an increasingly competitive market, expect auto makers to invest more in onsite test tracks, an Ohio-based engineering firm predicts. The overwhelming majority of North American assembly plants have adjacent test tracks of some description. But by 2010, every plant will boast one track that is standardized in accordance with the more rigorous features of full-fledged ride-and-handling courses, suggests SSOE Inc., which builds test ...

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