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Japan looks to AI as coronavirus challenges go-and-see quality control mantra

31 Aug 2020

TOKYO At a factory south of Japan's Toyota City, robots have started sharing the work of quality-control inspectors, as the pandemic accelerates a shift from Toyota's vaunted "go and see" system which helped revolutionise mass production in the 20th century.

CORRECTED-Japan looks to AI as coronavirus challenges go-and-see quality control mantra

31 Aug 2020

TOKYO, Aug 31 At a factory south of Japan's Toyota City, robots have started sharing the work of quality-control inspectors, as the pandemic accelerates a shift from Toyota's vaunted "go and see" system which helped revolutionise mass production in the 20th century.

Toyota ekes out weakest first-quarter profit in nine years as pandemic halves car sales

06 Aug 2020

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp eked out its smallest quarterly profit in nine years as the coronavirus pandemic halved its car sales and nearly wiped out its bottom line. | Video

UPDATE 4-Toyota ekes out weakest Q1 profit in 9 years as pandemic halves car sales

06 Aug 2020

* Vehicle sales and profit: https://tmsnrt.rs/3gypWim (Adds comparisons, paragraph 5)

Toyota ekes out weakest Q1 profit in 9 years as pandemic halves car sales

06 Aug 2020

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp eked out its smallest quarterly profit in nine years as the coronavirus pandemic halved its car sales and nearly wiped out its bottom line. | Video

Honda sees 68% drop in annual profit as coronavirus slams car sales

05 Aug 2020

TOKYO Japan's Honda Motor Co on Wednesday forecast a 68% decrease in annual operating profit to a 10-year low with global demand for cars expected to slide because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Honda sees 68% drop in annual profit as coronavirus slams car sales

05 Aug 2020

TOKYO Japan's Honda Motor Co on Wednesday forecast a 68% decrease in annual operating profit to a 10-year low with global demand for cars expected to slide because of the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATE 2-Honda sees 68% drop in annual profit as coronavirus slams car sales

05 Aug 2020

TOKYO, Aug 5 Japan's Honda Motor Co on Wednesday forecast a 68% decrease in annual operating profit to a 10-year low with global demand for cars expected to slide because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Subaru sees annual profit sinking to 9-year low as coronavirus hits car sales

04 Aug 2020

TOKYO Subaru Corp on Tuesday forecast its annual operating profit would drop to a nine-year low this year as it expects to take a sales hit in the United States, its largest market where the number of coronavirus infections continues to climb.

Suzuki first-quarter profit nearly wiped out as coronavirus hits India sales

03 Aug 2020

TOKYO Suzuki Motor Corp on Monday saw its operating profit nearly wiped out during the first quarter because of plunging car demand in India, its biggest market which has one of the world's highest novel coronavirus infection rates.

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