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Turning Auto Plants Into WALL-E Worlds


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While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been laying out a futuristic vision of highly automated, human-free car factories staffed by robots, it’s the legacy auto industry that’s quietly putting a version of that vision into motion.

Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Daimler and General Motors have been using self-driving vehicles in their factories to move parts across the floor. These robots are made by companies such as Pittsburgh-based Seegrid — which also provides automated industrial vehicles to companies such as Amazon, Whirlpool and the U.S. Postal Service.