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  • Packard plant bridge in Detroit, Michigan, collapsed Photo via Historic Detroit

    Once a symbol of a prosperous and manufacturing-rich city, Detroit's Packard plant has been left to decay for decades. On Wednesday, the elements took their toll and the Packard plant's skyway bridge collapsed onto the city street. Thankfully, no one was injured in the collapse, according to information from Historic Detroit's Twitter account. The bridge previously spanned East Grand Boulevard and connected the massive production facility's north and south buildings. In recent years, the deteriorating exterior was wrapped to appear as it stood during Packard's early-to-mid-20th century boom...

  • Bentley Mulsanne assembly
    Watch a Bentley Mulsanne come to life on the assembly line

    The Bentley Mulsanne isn't your typical automobile. It aims to redefine what luxury means. In fact, it's referred to as a "pinnacle car," rather a "luxury car." This is the pinnacle of Bentley's capability. It's not uncommon for the production process of a Bentley Mulsanne to approach 400 hours of...

  • A McLaren MP4-12C under construction
    Driven Tours The McLaren Technology Center: Video

    Perhaps the most noticeable thing about McLaren’s state-of-the-art Production Center, where the MP4-12C supercar is assembled, is how little it resembles an automotive assembly plant. Sure, there are racks of components and cars in various stages of assembly, but what’s absent is the...

  • BMW ActiveE electric car production line, Leipzig, Germany
    Blowin' In The Wind: Turbines To Power BMW Leipzig Factory

    However green cars are able to get, the process of building thousands of them every year still isn't particularly environmentally friendly. The manufacturers are doing all they can to improve this. GM's Detroit-Hamtramck factory that produces the Chevrolet Volt is equipped with several solar panel...

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback
    Bavarian Rhapsody: BMW Makes Music With New 1-Series (Video)

    You might not think of the voice inside your sat-nav system or the sound of your blinkers as being particularly sonorous, but then you're probably not working with BMW to turn those sounds and more into a few minutes of music as the backdrop to production of the 2012 BMW 1-Series. The man behind...

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