UK: The force is with Nissan quality assurance
Nissan is looking to slice up to £500,000 ($US703,000) off the development cost of models manufactured at its plant in Sunderland, north-east England, by using a laser beam to measure car body panels. The plant's new Model Maker creates an electronic replica of a panel by rapidly scanning the surface with a laser and sending back thousands of measurements to a computer.
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