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originally posted by: Stevenjames15
a reply to: schuyler
I worked for GM as a service adviser for years. Sadly they make junk! And they HAVE MADE JUNK FOR DECADES. I would bet that ALL of your vehicles have broken down and have at least been in for recalls at least once. Foreign automakers stole the American market due to American automakers putting out junk for decades. I know people that have 30-40 year old Honda's and Toyotas. Lexus's with over a million miles on them. America can blame the laziness of Americans for this problem.
But investing into the technology keeps it from stagnating.
originally posted by: Willtell
You’ve had to have worked in an auto plant to understand that the technology of robotics just isn't ready to move humans out yet.
Number one, 20 to 30 and 40 years ago they were already into robots in the plants.
They don’t use them for every kind of job in an auto plant.
People weren’t laid off much due to that.
The cars still need the human touch since robotics, building and operating a huge plant, actually might be more expensive than human beings.
People forget robotics are extremely expensive and have to be maintained and the building of an automobile along a very very long assembly line at this point still needs human beings rather than robots.
Sure one day it might take over all of the manufacturing but when you see the work in an assembly plant you’ll immediately see that robots will NOT for a long time yet move out human beings from making cars.
originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: schuyler
oh cool beans
DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) said on Monday it will cut production of slow-selling models and slash its North American workforce in the face of a declining market for traditional gas-powered sedans, shifting more investment to electric and autonomous vehicles.
but, i'll take your anecdotal evidence for what it's worth (not much)
General Motors Co.’s sales fell about 13 percent in August as the automaker pulled back on sales incentives, especially for full-size pickups, people familiar with the matter said.
Just hope this isn’t a sign the economy is going down.
originally posted by: Arnie123
May or may not be, either or I'm just happy you didn't make this out to be Trump, if anything he got them to think.
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This honestly just sounds like restructuring and adapting to a new era, something all companies seemingly have to come to terms with.
Hell, even executives getting a pay cut.
Good for GM, would like to see what they bring to the market.