A Virtual Tour of Ford’s Rouge F-150 Plant

A Virtual Tour of Ford’s Rouge F-150 Plant
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The Rouge, a sprawling industrial complex, is the heart and soul of Ford manufacturing. Today it’s home to the brand-new F-150 pickup, arguably the company’s most important product but the heritage of this facility stretches back decades. Continue Reading...

Giving Thanks to the Automakers in 2014

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Giving Thanks to the Automakers in 2014
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It’s that time of year again. Continue Reading...

Hyundai’s Biggest Market Is China, Not Korea

Hyundai’s Biggest Market Is China, Not Korea
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China is the world’s biggest auto market in the world, so it might not be so surprising that China is also Hyundai‘s new biggest market, after the automaker sold more cars in China than Korea for the second straight month. Buoyed by the success of the Yuedong (aka our Elantra) and the Tuscon crossover, Hyundai… Continue Reading...

GM and BMW Working On Cars That Recognize Road Signs, Lame “Didn’t See The Sign, Officer” Excuses To End

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GM and BMW Working On Cars That Recognize Road Signs, Lame “Didn’t See The Sign, Officer” Excuses To End
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A report out of Europe claims that BMW and General Motors are collaborating on a system that will scan road signs, including speed limit warnings and relay the information to drivers. The system still has a few kinks being worked out, but the objective is for the system to be able to display warning signs… Continue Reading...

Honda Halts Production In China Due To Strike At Parts Plant

Honda Halts Production In China Due To Strike At Parts Plant
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Honda was forced to shut down all four of its Chinese car plants, after 1,850 workers at an auto parts plant went on strike over wages. The strike is reported to have crippled Honda’s production capability in what is now the world’s largest car market. The lack of parts means that Honda is unable to… Continue Reading...

Recalls Be Damned! Toyota Annual Profits Up 48 Percent

Recalls Be Damned! Toyota Annual Profits Up 48 Percent
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Despite record recalls and public humiliation over quality control scandals, Toyota announced that it expects to see a profit of $3.35 billion by the end of their fiscal year in March, a 48% increase. Toyota sales rose 24 percent in April,  as strong incentives helped Toyota move cars like the Corolla and Prius. Despite the… Continue Reading...
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