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Description

Making cars is big business and IT is central in helping companies like Nissan stay at the cutting edge of design and manufacturing. These days’ cars are designed, crash tested, tested for functionality and photographed for glossy preview shots without a prototype even being built – all thanks to IT.
First broadcast:
16 March 2011

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to prompt classroom discussion in order to answer these questions: How can IT change the way people work in car manufacturing, particularly at the design stage? Is there any reason to build a prototype of a new car? Have you any understanding or experience of using any of the software mentioned in the programme? Would you be interested in working in car manufacturing? If you wanted to work in a design or technical field, what other jobs might require IT skills?