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Produced and presented by the AMS editorial team:

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The AMS Podcast takes you behind the scenes of the world’s most fascinating vehicle and component production plants. We explore the processes, problems… and solutions, and hear from the automotive manufacturing experts who make it all work.

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Look to the future, it’s only just begun 

With absolutely no apologies for quoting Slade, AMS Editor Nick Holt and AMS Deputy Editor Gareth Price see this Christmas as the ideal time to look back at a selection of topics featured in AMS magazine during 2018.

But this is no nostalgia trip as the past 12 months have given us ample opportunity to see how automotive manufacturing is shaping up for future demands.

Nick talks about his visit to the BMW C Evolution electric scooter assembly plant in Berlin and recalls some of the material science advances being explored by Covestro.

Gareth talks about his visit to the historic Rouge Center, part of Ford real estate for more than a century but a truck plant shaped for modern times.

We also look at how Industry 4.0 techniques such as 3D printing and wearable tech is continuing to change the landscape of automotive manufacturing around the world.

AMS Podcast Episode 03 is produced and presented by the AMS editorial team, Nick Holt and Gareth Price.

 

 

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E for Electrified 

 

We focus on emobility for this episode as Gareth Price sheds light on Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory. The unconventional facility in Dresden repurposed to assemble the eGolf is also a showcase for VW’s e-mobility philosophy.

We hear too from Mike Nash and his visit to Honda’s manufacturing facilities in Indiana. The plant recently began production of the 2019 Insight hybrid model, one of five electrified vehicles Honda has launched in just the past 18 months. The company is striding fast into emobility as, by 2030, Honda wants two-thirds of its global sales to be electrified vehicles.

In the second half of this episode, Gareth Price speaks to some of the key players from powertrain component supply sector; Borg Warner, Federal Mogul, Delphi and Honeywell. The message is clear, the onset of the electrified age has sparked cleaner, more efficient hybrid innovations – there’s plenty life yet in the internal combustion engine…

AMS Podcast Episode 2 is produced and presented by the AMS editorial team, Nick Holt, Gareth Price and Michael Nash.

 

 

 

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AMS editorial team recording the first podcast series inside the new Jaguar XE R-Sport. Brilliant sound-deadening qualities!

The very first AMS podcast rolls off the assembly line and the team discuss two giants of automotive manufacturing, Toyota and Ford.

AMS editor Nick Holt talks about his visit to Toyota’s Valenciennes facility in France, a plant undergoing a dual transformation – upgrading lines for the new TNGA platform plus shifting its focus from diesel variants to hybrid electric models.

Turkey was the topic for AMS assistant editor Michael Nash, who fills us in on his trip to the Transit, Custom and Courier van production at the three sites that make up Ford Otosan.

Recorded from the comfort of a Castle Bromwich-built Jaguar XE R Sport, Episode 1 is produced and presented by the AMS editorial team, Nick Holt, Gareth Price and Michael Nash.

 

 

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Episode 1 available here