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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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Aug 01 2014
GM News

When the General Motors Milford Proving Ground opened in 1924 – 90 years ago this October – engineers lacked advanced tools and technology for safety testing. Judging from this video, some might say the only crash test dummies back then were human.

Engineers today keep their distance during crash tests. No more riding the running boards until seconds before impact. Inside the vehicles being tested are heavily instrumented anthropomorphic test devices – dummies – who capture the data for which engineers once risked their lives.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 01 2014
Written by Wayne Cunningham | Posted on CNET

At what it bills as the auto industry's first app developer conference, Ford will sponsor a hackathon for its Sync AppLink platform. In a unique twist, the city of Los Angeles has gathered data sets for the developers covering statistics such as airport traffic, collisions, and crime. Ford's developer conference is part of the Connected Car Expo at CTIA's Super Mobility Week running from September 8 to 11 in Las Vegas.

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Aug 01 2014
Written by Peter Braun | Posted on Digital Trends

No car represented the downfall of Chrysler better than the Sebring, which was re-badged as the first-gen 200 in 2011.

In its first generation, the 200′s highest achievement was becoming the backbone of the American rental fleet. Now the second generation is here, and if the original 200 represented Chrysler’s downfall, then the new generation symbolizes its rebirth. In fact, thanks to a combination of charisma, value, and downright fun the 2015 Chrysler 200S is my favorite all new car this year.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jul 31 2014
GM News

The SS Sedan is Chevrolet’s first and only vehicle to offer standard Automatic Parking Assist.

The technology uses sensors on the front and rear bumpers to detect the width and depth of parallel and reverse right-angle parking spaces to provide hands-free parking help.

“Even some of the most experienced drivers in the world loathe parallel parking,” said Scott Hollopeter, vehicle dynamics engineer for the SS. “Automatic Parking Assist is designed to help alleviate that anxiety in situations where more experience is required to park a vehicle.”

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jul 31 2014
Written by Vincent Balestriere | Posted on International Business TImes

Performance cars can be graceful, elegant. Composed. They can go about their business with the sort of practiced confidence that says, “I’m better than you plebeians, but I don’t need to show off.” It’s a subtle aura.

The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST is not subtle.

It’s for the kind of person who arrives at parties ten minutes before anyone’s started drinking, blasting “Turn Down For What.”

But is that a bad thing? Absolutely not. Rule number one for Hot Hatch Club membership (aside from the obvious stipulation of being a hatchback): be outlandish.

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