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Aug 29 2013
Written by Tom Krisher | Posted on StarTribune Business

Sometime before the end of this decade, General Motors will put a car on the road that can almost drive itself.
 

Filed Under: Filed Under: Job Creation, Filed Under: Environmental Stewardship, Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy, Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 29 2013
Written by Grace Macaluso | Posted on The Windsor Star

Chrysler Group may be the smallest of the Detroit Three car makers, but the Auburn Hills, Mich.-based company’s unprecedented sales streak on both sides of the border proves that  size isn’t everything.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Job Creation, Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Aug 29 2013
Written by Chris Woodyard | Posted on USA Today

If hot dogs, dates or steaks can be wrapped in bacon, why not a car?

That's the question that no one asked, but Ford is supplying an answer anyway: Now you can get your Fiesta subcompact swaddled in one of four vinyl wraps depicting luscious strips of bacon.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Aug 29 2013
Written by Dan Mihalascu | Posted on CarScoops

As part of the celebrations leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Mustang on April 17, 2014, and the launch of the all-new 2015 Mustang, Ford has released photos of some of the pony car studies that never made it to production.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy, Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 29 2013
Written by Alex Luft | Posted on GM Authority

Outside of a vehicle’s exterior design, it’s highly likely that the color is the most noticeable and memorable. And while paining a vehicle might be seen as mundane and commonplace, the process is anything but, involving an intricate chemical operation necessitating constant scientific monitoring.
 

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy, Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 28 2013
Hispanic Business

General Motors announced that it welcomed a select group of journalists from some of the nation's top Latino news outlets for the first GM Hispanic Media Immersion Summit.  

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Aug 27 2013
Written by Kevin Davis | Posted on Autotalk

General Motors plans to invest more than $500 million to improve its Arlington assembly plant in Texas, reports CBSDFW.Com.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Job Creation, Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy, Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 27 2013
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co. said Monday it has entered into a multi-year sponsorship with the University of Texas Athletics program in which the Chevy Silverado pickup will serve as the official truck of the Texas Longhorns and will pull Bevo, the Longhorns’ live mascot, to events.
 

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy, Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 27 2013
Written by Nathan Bomey and James R. Healey | Posted on USA Today

Cadillac took a step closer to producing a new large flagship vehicle for Cadillac with the introduction of the Elmiraj grand coupe concept.
 

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy, Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 26 2013
Written by Lance Murray | Posted on Dallas Business Journal

Massive presses arrived Friday at the General Motors Assembly Plant, bringing the facility's new $200 million stamping plant closer to completion.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Job Creation, Filed Under: Environmental Stewardship, Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Aug 26 2013
CBS DFW

General Motors is investing more than $500 million to improve its Arlington assembly plant, which means more jobs are on the way. GM is dedicating $200 million to a stamping facility that will press out components of the company’s upcoming line of new full-size SUVs, the Chevrolet Tahoe & Suburban, GMC Yukon & Cadillac Escalade.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Job Creation, Filed Under: Environmental Stewardship, Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Aug 26 2013
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co. said Friday its Chevrolet brand will return to advertise in the next Super Bowl after the automaker sat on the bench during the big game earlier this year.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Aug 26 2013
MENAFN.COM

A proposed international trade treaty involving Pacific nations including Japan could threaten the domestic auto recovery here and in other industrial Midwestern states if it isn't smartly negotiated, the Big Three U.S. auto companies and Ohio senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown said.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Export, Filed Under: International Trade, Filed Under: Trans-Pacific Partnership
Aug 26 2013
Written by Alex Knapp | Posted on Forbes

Last week, Ford Motor F +0.24% Company announced that it is joining up with the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia on a three year project. Their mission? To study how robots communicate in space so that one day in the future, you’ll have a smarter car.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy, Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 26 2013
Automotive News

Chrysler used Detroit's Woodward Dream Cruise to create a little buzz for a new concept truck called the Rumble Bee, surely the first vehicle to come with a genuine insect as standard equipment.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy, Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 23 2013
GM News

DETROIT – Chevrolet’s small and compact car sales are up 229 percent year over year, from the second quarter of 2010 to the same quarter this year, evidence of the brand’s continuing success in attracting buyers of all ages including millennials, whose purchase priorities include advanced technology, fuel economy, functionality and affordability.

Chevrolet’s share of buyers under 35 continues to increase year over year, led by vehicles such as the Cruze, Sonic, and, most recently, the Spark mini car. Leading the segment is the Cruze, which is among the top-selling Chevrolet vehicles to those under 25. One in four Sonic and Spark buyers are also under 25, while almost six in 10 buyers of those cars are new to Chevrolet.  

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Aug 23 2013
Chrysler Media

August 21, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), will host an interactive health and wellness pavilion at the Excellence in Journalism national conference in Anaheim, Calif., August 24-26, 2013. More than 1,500 journalists are expected to attend the convention.

Kaiser Permanente, a recognized health and wellness leader and advocate, will bring its tremendous expertise to this engaging and interactive experience, which will touch many key areas of health and wellness, including screenings, exercise, food and nutrition, health awareness and education.

The purpose of the partnership is to raise awareness to the need for better health and wellness education in multicultural communities in order to address severe health disparities faced by these communities. The goal is to raise awareness of achievable best practices among journalists who are often key influencers in these communities. 

Filed Under: Filed Under: Job Creation
Aug 23 2013
Chrysler Media

Christmas came early for a local United Way referral organization.

Hundreds of baby supplies were delivered to Southeastern Michigan Indians Inc. (SEMII). The items, donated by Chrysler Group LLC employees, were collected and delivered by employees from Mopar, Chrysler Group’s service parts and customer-care brand. Donated supplies included baby clothes, books, toys, strollers, diapers, and bottles. The Chrysler Foundation, the charitable arm of Chrysler Group, also provided a $7,500 grant to assist SEMII with the purchase of additional items for infants.

“All of these items will be put to good use by families in our community,” said Sue Franklin, Executive Director of SEMII. “We are grateful to all of the people at Chrysler and Mopar for their time, effort and donations.” 

Filed Under: Filed Under: Job Creation
Aug 23 2013
Written by Mariella Moon | Posted on Bloomberg

Smartphone wireless chargers are easier to find than ever, but built-in inductive systems for cars? Those we don't see often. According to Bloomberg, General Motors will incorporate wireless charging systems for phones on some of its 2014 car models, joining the ranks of Toyota and Chrysler. Unlike the chargers aboard the 2013 Avalon and the Dodge Dart, however, GM's cars will (officially) be the first ones to use Powermat.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Research & Development
Aug 23 2013
Written by David Thomas | Posted on Long Island Newsday

The release of an all-new Jeep model is not an everyday occurrence. The radical-looking 2014 Cherokee, which replaces the Liberty, has a simple formula: It looks crazy on the outside and upscale on the inside, makes the most of its interior space and has perfectly acceptable on-road performance and mileage.

The fact that a version of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee can handle extreme off-roading is a bonus, but everyday drivers will find the well-rounded new model a tough crossover to pass over.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy

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