Chevrolet is always looking to bring their customers a more refined product and to keep costs down during design and manufacture. For those reasons, Chevrolet designers and engineers use something called a PowerWall.
This is a device that is actually just as cool as its name. The PowerWall is made up of a 240 square-foot display and two 4k projectors. Engineers use it to refine a part’s design before ordering a physical prototype. Prototypes are expensive and with the PowerWall, engineers can use the super-large display to examine every little detail of a part’s 3D model.
GM Authority shares one example of the PowerWall’s effectiveness. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is outfitted with a chrome assist step. Engineers wanted to be sure that the drainage holes in the step did not create any glare. They could actually create a 3D model and pore over it using the PowerWall to ensure there wasn’t any glaring issues before ordering the prototype.
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As we spend more our lives connected to the interwebs, our privacy becomes increasingly vulnerable. And one place in particular that’s gotten hotter over the years in terms of connectivity is the car. Automotive News calls them “smartphones on wheels.” To ensure protection, a group of automakers, including General Motors, have made a big move to protect the privacy of automobile consumers.
What it boils down to is transparency. Principles drawn up by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers would require automakers to “disclose to consumers the types of data they collect and how that data is to be used or shared.”
And no, these policies will not be buried in fine print somewhere. Consumers will be able to review the specifics of these protection policies in “owner’s manuals, on displays inside vehicles or on internet-based registration portals managed by the companies.” Automobile data disclosure adds a whole new dimension to car-buying. We here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet are proud that GM has moved on their own to protect their customers.
In a unanimous vote, the Motor Trend editors/jurors chose the 2015 Chevy Colorado as recipient of the prestigious 2015 Truck of the Year® award.
Ten competing models were selected as all-new or significantly updated trucks entering the market for the 2015 model year. Chevy’s much-anticipated re-entry into the mid-size truck class was invited to compete for the award in two model trims: the WT and Z71.
“After days of testing, hundreds of miles on the road, and our most rigorous truck testing program to date, our editors unanimously selected the Chevy Colorado as our 2015 Truck of the Year,” said Edward Loh, editor-in-chief for Motor Trend. “Colorado is a smart, capable, and refreshingly honest truck that makes a strong value and efficiency statement. It’s perfectly sized and suited for the needs of many of today’s truck users.”
From the beginning, Chevy’s intent has been to change the truck game by providing options which truck drivers want and need. It looks to us like the automaker’s been successful, but stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet today and decide for yourself.
Chevy recently announced that after testing them with laser-scanning systems, the bodies on its vehicles are virtually perfect. Parts used on vehicles like the Colorado are perfected to the last millimeter to make sure you get the absolute best out of your car or truck. Here at Dale Earnhardt Chevy, we’re glad to hear we’re not the only one’s watching our figures after Thanksgiving!
According to Chevy, hundreds of parts were tested at the Wentzvile Assembly Plant in Montana, where Colorado models are being built, in order to ensure they’re flawless. Before parts used in the new design from over 20 suppliers hit the assembly line, they must be carefully inspected to make sure customers are getting the absolute best.
“We’re working with an entirely new vehicle architecture as well as the latest technology available for dimensional management,” said Bryan Vickery, dimensional engineer for Body Maintenance at Wentzville. “The process is a big part of delivering improved body structures, which translates to great vehicles to our customers.”
Everything from rivets to wheels is being inspected, so no need to worry. The 2015 Chevy Colorado assembly is made better than ever with such attention to detail.