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Toyota launches its Virtual Plant Tour

Have you ever wondered how cars are made?

The website gives a basic overview of car manufacturing. SCREENSHOT FROM TOYOTA

Have you ever wondered how cars are made? Well, you don’t need to go to a manufacturing plant as Toyota has just launched its Virtual Plant Tour. The website is available in English and Japanese, and all visitors have to do is scroll through the different processes step-by-step to learn about the intricacies of each operation.

There's more to manufacturing than the materials and the machines. SCREENSHOT FROM TOYOTA

The production process is divided into five steps: stamping, welding, painting, assembly, and inspection/shipping. There’s also a section on power unit craftsmanship to showcase how engines are built. More than that, you can also learn about the Toyota Production System and the design and manufacturing principles that propelled the Japanese company to being one of the top automakers globally.

The virtual tour is quite comprehensive, so don’t expect to breeze through it in a couple of minutes and take everything in. You can access the Toyota Virtual Plant Tour via this link.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.