Mercedes Will Reduce Robots On Production Line, Employ More Actual Humans

Mercedes Will Reduce Robots On Production Line, Employ More Actual Humans

With all of the options and features the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and other new models have, the robots on the production line just can’t handle making the cars alone. For that reason, the automaker will trade out some of the machines for good, old-fashioned human labor. Take a moment to appreciate that one.

Bloomberg recently spoke to Mercedes’ head of production, Markus Schaefer, who said the “variety is too much to take on for the machines” with increasing options for car customization. The robots just can’t keep pace with the changes, apparently. From Bloomberg:

“Robots can’t deal with the degree of individualization and the many variants that we have today,” Markus Schaefer, the German automaker’s head of production, said at its factory in…

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