Nissan aims to halve new model start-up cost, time

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YOKOSUKA, Japan, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co , Japan's third-largest auto maker, said on Friday it aimed to halve the start-up cost for producing new models by 2005, partly by reducing the number of vehicle platforms by two-thirds in Japan. Through various methods, including new technology that allows the same assembly robots to work on an infinite number of models compared with the previous two or three, Nissan also aims to cut the time it takes to start production of a new model ...

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