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Posted: December 3, 2013 at 3:01 am Volvo Car Corp. and Swedish researchers and transport agencies plan to begin a 100-car test of autonomous vehicles on public roads by 2017.
A group of workers at Volkswagen AG’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., has begun a petition drive to oppose an effort by the United Auto Workers union to represent them, The Wall Street Journal reports.
General Motors Co. is struggling with component shortages in an effort to satisfy demand for its redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra large pickup trucks, according to Bloomberg News.
As expected, Chrysler Group LLC has filed a registration statement with the U.S.
Chrysler Group LLC has dropped second-shift output of its 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUV in Toledo, Ohio, for two weeks because of a snag shipping already-produced vehicles to dealers, according to the Toledo Blade.
While I am loathe to directly quote a press release, I’m doing so here to make a point: “In 2007, the F brand launched with IS F, a super sedan that catapulted the Lexus brand onto tracks and into driving purists’ hearts with a specially built 416 horsepower V8, track-tuned chassis and street-dominating attitude. “Then came the Lexus LFA, a V10-powered supercar that sent a 552 hp, carbon-fiber shockwave through the world’s top sports car echelon.” And: “The ‘F’ stands for Fuji Speedway, where Lexus conducts much of its high-speed development.
Although this illustration appears to be a man standing next to either a major appliance or a classic minicomputer from a company like Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) from back in the day. . . . . .it is actually a 3D printer that will soon be launched by German RepRap.
Russ Ruedisueli is vehicle line executive and Head of Engineering at SRT.