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Showcases fuel efficiency and other green policy and vehicle advancements.

Focuses on increased hiring of a new type of workforce that is efficient and technologically advanced.

Involves building a strong U.S. economy based on our manufacturing leadership.

Involves building a strong US economy based on our deep manufacturing background.

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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Oct 22 2014
Written by Sam McEachern | Posted on GM Authority

Green Car Journal is preparing to announce its Green Car of the Year at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show in November and has officially revealed its five finalists. Among them is Chevrolet’s 2015 Impala CNG, which has a flex fuel system allowing the full-size sedan to run on both normal gasoline and compressed natural gas.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Oct 22 2014
Written by Mike White | Posted on Digital Journal

Ford has developed a car seat that can detect if a driver is having a heart attack. If such a condition is detected, automated braking and steering systems can be activated to stop the vehicle.

According to autoexpress.co, technology has already brought car seats which can massage a driver, be heated, cool a driver, and hold a driver in place when the car is turning. Detecting a heart attack, however, would take auto-tech a step further.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Oct 22 2014
Written by Michael Wayland | Posted on The Detroit News

Two letters are helping shape the future of the automotive industry, according to Chrysler Group LLC’s head of design Ralph Gilles.

“UI,” also known as user interface or how people interact with their vehicles, is driving the way automakers design new vehicles and the technologies within them, he said.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Oct 21 2014
Written by Diego Rosenberg | Posted on GM Authority

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala is now available in a bi-fuel configuration that can run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or conventional gasoline fuel. But it gets more interesting than that, as the Bi-fuel Impala can also run on sewage, beer, and food scraps.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Oct 21 2014
Ford Media Center

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mustang and its influence on popular culture, Ford Motor Company and Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos have teamed up through the ICON50 program to name 10 up-and-coming artists who are breaking new ground and setting the stage for the future in the music industry.

Like music, which has the power to transcend generations, help define popular culture and ignite movement, Ford Mustang inspires a sense of freedom, independence and adventure.

Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy