Ford: The Evolution of Automobiles, Components, and Design

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Janelle Horton (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Dr. Charles Lillie

Abstract: Due to interest in automobiles and the way the advancement in technology has brought the production of cars a long way, I decided to focus my research on the evolution of Ford. Knowing no previous history of Ford, I was always amazed at the design and gadgets within the cars of the 21st century that it sparked my interest to know how these cars, and how the company came about. Throughout the various articles and research I have come across during my time of research, I was impressed at the craftsmanship of the different components and their purpose within the various vehicles. I was able to find out Henry Ford’s initial goal within the company, and how he continued to live by his message over the years, despite the growth in the economy and downfalls that the company endured. After graduating from my undergraduate institute, I am going to pursue a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, where my goal is to be a part of a motor company just as Henry Ford. Writing this paper helped me in seeing the production of cars from a different perspective that was quite informative.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Esther G. Maynor Honors College
Language: English
Date: 2016
Ford Motor Company, Automobiles, Automobile Industry, History, Henry Ford

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