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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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May 29 2014
GM News

General Motors and the University of Michigan today announced an agreement to extend their collaborative automotive research efforts through 2017.

Launched in 1998, Collaborative Research Laboratories (CRL) at the University of Michigan have led to significant commercial and academic success for students, the university and the automaker. In 2011, it yielded a unique process to ultrasonically weld battery tabs together that played a role in enabling the Chevrolet Volt team to offer an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty on its lithium-ion battery system.

May 29 2014
Written by Ann M. Jobs | Posted on Associated Press

The 2014 Ford Focus ST is a fun-to-drive, spirited hatchback with turbo power, European-style handling, and practical seating and cargo room.

A compact-sized car, the Focus five-door hatchback even garnered top, five out of five stars from the federal government in frontal and side crash testing.

And for driving enthusiasts, the Focus ST is something of a bargain, offering horsepower and torque usually associated with six-cylinder cars for the price — and fuel mileage — of a small four cylinder.

May 28 2014
Written by Sam Mceachern | Posted on GM Authority

Not everyone is into the black painted vents that partially lend to the modern, sporty look of the 2014 Corvette Stingray. For the 2015 model-year, you’ll be able to choose body-colored vents, but if you already have a Stingray and don’t want to do the painting yourself, the people from Corvette Mods have you covered.

Filed Under: Research & Development
May 28 2014
Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on Detroit Free Press

Ford is licensing its patented inflatable seat belts, part of an ongoing strategy of sharing intellectual property for a price to make technology more broadly available.

The inflatable seat belts, patented in 2008, were introduced in the 2011 Ford Explorer. Since then they have been added to the 2013 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT and MKZ, and the 2014 Ford Fusion. Now, they will be available on the 2015 F-150 pickup and other future models.

Filed Under: Research & Development
May 28 2014
Written by Derek Price | Posted on NWI Times

It’s hard to overstate how much this car, the all-new 200, means for the Chrysler brand.

Not only does it have to replace the bad memories of rental-car mediocrity that so many drivers experienced in the old Chrysler Sebring, but it also has to prove that FIAT-based cars can be fully tailored to the American market.

And, make no mistake, the 200 is trying its best to turn an Italian car into something that feels more American.

Filed Under: Research & Development

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