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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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Dec 19 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

Cadillac will debut high-resolution video streaming in the rearview mirror, to expand visibility for drivers. It will be available next year on the CT6 flagship sedan.

General Motors Co. said the streaming mirror improves field of vision about four times that of a traditional rearview mirror. The technology — under development since 2011 and believed to be a first in an automaker application — will remove obstructions in a driver's field of vision, including rear seat passengers, headrests, the roof and rear pillars.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Dec 19 2014
Travelers Today

2015 Mustang Convertible from Ford Motor Company has recently announced that the American multinational automaker will be presenting its newest vehicle for dealership this month. These ragtop luxury cars will be commanding a $5,500 premium over their fastback V-6 and V-8 counterparts.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Dec 19 2014
Chrysler Media Group

The all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger has earned a five-star overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Five stars is the highest possible safety rating given by NHTSA.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Dec 18 2014
Written by Aaron Birch | Posted on GM Authority

On the latest episode of Motor Week, “Television’s Original Automotive Magazine” reviewed the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 on the twists and bends of Michigan’s Gingerman Raceway.

“The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has GM shooting for the stars,” says presenter John Davis. He cites the wealth of performance-minded improvements gained over the basic SS model: carbon ceramic Brembo brakes, interior weight savings measures, 12″ wide rubber front and back, active two-mode exhaust, and race-bred spool-valve dampers, to name a few.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Dec 18 2014
Written by Mark Phelan | Posted on Detroit Free Press

Ford made a billion-dollar bet on the four-star 2015 F-150 full-size pickup, and it appears to have paid off. The F-150's switch from the steel body all previous pickups used to lighter aluminum reduces fuel consumption and increases hauling capacity. That gives Ford a couple of key advantages with truck buyers.

The aluminum body, and a new frame that uses high-strength steel to reduce weight further, reduce the 2015 F-150's weight as much as 700 pounds.

The F-150 also offers a number of features other pickups can't match.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy