I can positively guarantee you that RFID is not used in the Chattanooga plant.
The electric green body is for showing process areas associated with high cost. The car can be configured to go down any assembly shop line with areas of the car notated. I do have photo clearance but I'd rather not...
Sadly, you were a little mislead on three points by our wonderful tour guide...
Every car is not ran through the test track, located in the east side of the plant and running under the pedestrian bridge. The track is approximately one mile long and the vehicle only reaches 80 MPH. There is a...
Here is the status of your vehicle. It has not been built yet, an explanation of the fields:
PVP Order Entry: Order placed
Release to manufacturing: Plant has order queued
Factory inspected CP8: Car is complete and passed final inspection
Ship loaded: Loaded on rail/truck
Port arrived: At final...
The paint process does not include any primer. The bare metal goes through a process called ecoat and is then painted. The vehicle does receive multiple paint coats. Next time I'm in the paint shop, I'll ask how many coatings
The land clearing is related to the setup of the solar farm, the road connection is to help with our traffic egress/ingress situation. You can always count on the media to misreport.
I don't work on the production line but I agree the production workers are doing an amazing job.
I thought I would share some of the good news related to the Passat: http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_1021.shtml
I happened to be in the paint shop when it went through being painted. I ran up to the booth viewing area to watch - pretty neat experience :o
Yea, you can say that again. I drove one around the plant on Thursday, xenon LED headlights, nicer rims, rear climate control... just a few of the extra goodies. Depressing that none of those will be offered here :(
They're being offered through our employee leasing benefit. Unfortunately its only available to employees and immediate family members. I just received my Jetta last month, really wish I could trade it in early for a Passat :-(