Control system for automotive vehicle component assembly lines
Method for controlling automotive vehicle assembly and a system performing the method
Modular vehicle construction and assembly method
ApplicationNo. 171813 filed on 03/22/1988
US Classes:296/193.04, Modular29/469, Assembling a subassembly, then assembling with a second subassembly296/29, Corners and joints296/203.02, Front296/203.03, Side296/210Roof structure
ExaminersPrimary: Pedder, Dennis H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassB62D 025/00
Foreign Application Priority Data1987-03-27 JP
AbstractA vehicle body consists of six independent body sections, i.e., an engine compartment assembly, floor assembly, rear end assembly, a pair of body side assemblies and roof assembly. The assemblies are prepared and painted independently and then respectively provided with equipment such as an engine, suspensions, upholsteries, etc. so as to constitute an engine compartment module, floor module, rear end module, body side modules and roof module, respectively. A complete vehicle or nearly complete vehicle is obtained by joining the modules together with bolts and nuts.