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While no index is perfect, the AU Auto Index is the most scientific approach we have seen. The report looks at the correct components to determine U.S. domestic content in automobiles to reveal what vehicles are really the ‘most American.'

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While no index is perfect, the AU Auto Index is the most scientific approach we have seen. The report looks at the correct components to determine U.S. domestic content in automobiles to reveal what vehicles are really the ‘most American.'

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AAPC Updates

Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company created the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) to promote the unique and significant economic contribution of the U.S.-based auto companies to the American economy and to advocate for an American Manufacturing Initiative. The new organization is an expansion of the three companies’ productive work together as members of the Automotive Trade Policy Council on international trade and economic policies. Together, these three auto companies represent innovation, research and technology development that can drive America’s economic leadership in a new century.

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Jul 30 2014
Written by David Shepardson | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co., Raytheon Co. and the U.S. Army are teaming up to help soldiers returning to civilian life get jobs at GM dealerships as service technicians.

GM has the largest U.S. dealer network with 4,300 and in the coming years will need about 2,500 new technicians. Such qualified staff can be a struggle to find, while the unemployment rate among returning Army veterans is more than twice the national average. The push comes as the Army plans to reduce its size from 574,000 to 450,000.

Jul 30 2014
Ford Media Center

Ford Motor Company is collaborating with seven of the world’s largest automakers and 15 U.S. utility companies to develop technology for plug-in electric vehicles to talk to the utilities via the cloud – a move that would help manage energy use and improve the efficiency of the power grid.

Jul 30 2014
Written by Patrick Rall | Posted on Torqu News

Thanks to the same collection of information that revealed that there will be a Hellcat powered Dodge Charger, we have learned that the 2015 Dodge Viper SRT will come with 5 extra horsepower in the new model year – bringing the total output up to 645 horsepower.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jul 29 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co. said Monday it will offer wireless smartphone charging in the 2015 Cadillac ATS and 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe to help address growing demand for charging devices in the car and eliminating the need for cords.

GM said the technology will be added to the Cadillac CTS and Escalade SUV at the end of 2014. A GM spokeswoman said 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups will get the technology soon, while a company spokesman said the technology will be “deployed widely” across the company’s vehicles.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jul 29 2014
Written by Brad Wiley | Posted on Autoweek

Recently we had the opportunity to ride shotgun in a few pre-production examples of the 2015 Mustang around Ford’s Dearborn Development handling course. While there’s no substitute for actually driving the new Mustang ourselves, a test-ride did offer a glimpse into what we can expect once we're allowed behind the wheel.

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