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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

54.5 mpg possible with today's technology, JCI executive says

4:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers can meet the CAFE target without introducing high volumes of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, said members of the purchasing panel Wednesday at the Automotive News World Congress....
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AutoNews Now: Ford's Fields talks tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Blue Oval COO won't 'take a step back' on MyFord Touch; Subaru eyes 500,000 U.S. sales by '16; GM's Hill succeeds Batey....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

GM's Ammann upbeat on Opel, product portfolio and transaction prices

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
General Motors' European Opel unit is in "the best shape it's been in a very long time" and gained market share for the first time in 14 years in 2013, GM President Dan Ammann said today....
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First Shift: AutoNation chief: Slow down

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Jackson warns carmakers to tame output, says '14 will be 'real test'; Toyota exec defends fuel-cell push; Volvo on China exports....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

UAW members will 'overwhelmingly' back dues hike, King says

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
UAW President Bob King today said he believes workers will “overwhelmingly” support increasing dues for the first time since 1967 to shore up the union's strike fund and help it win better contracts....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

New approach to collaboration needed for auto innovation, panel says

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers need to revamp their decades-old relationships with suppliers and develop more collaborative relationships in order to quickly add new functionality to connected cars, a panel on vehicle technology and innovation agreed today at the Automotive News World Congress....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Manheim, AutoTrader leader says transparency 'makes everybody a winner'

11:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Data is a powerful tool that, when used correctly, can help dealers stock the right vehicles for their markets and provide transparency that helps auto consumers feel that they paid a fair price, said the president of Manheim and AutoTrader Group....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Pent-up demand just starting, expect 17 million sales in 2015, says Citi analyst

11:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
DETROIT -- Auto sales will be stronger than expected this year and next because pent-up demand isn’t used up but just starting, says Itay Michaeli, head of auto research for Citi Investment.
He sees U.S. light-vehicle sales of 16.4 million this year, at the top end of the range of most forecasters. But his 2015 outlook for 17 million sales is significantly higher than the pack....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Subaru on track for 500,000 U.S. sales by 2016, says Doll

10:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Subaru of America sales will likely grow to 500,000 units by 2016 as the brand adds capacity at its only plant in the United States, said company President Tom Doll....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Toyota wants a bulletproof fuel-cell entry

5:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Toyota is ready to take some flak when it plunges into mass-market hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles next year. Literally....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford's Fields: 'Automotive has all of the excitement of Silicon Valley'

10:20 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Driven by the rise of the millennial generation and a global growth boom, the auto industry is in the midst of a new golden age, said Mark Fields, Ford COO, in a speech Tuesday at the Automotive News World Congress....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford wins 4th straight Polk award for most-loyal customers

5:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Ford earned honors for the fourth consecutive year as the car company with the most-loyal customers, according to the Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards presented at the Automotive News World Congress by IHS Automotive....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

'Digital first' is now automaker marketing execs' mantra

6:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Social media, YouTube videos and other digital advertising platforms are now driving how automotive marketing executives plan their campaigns, a panel of automotive marketing executives said Tuesday....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

AutoNation's Jackson warns of excessive inventory levels in 2014

2:18 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson is warning manufacturers to slow production in 2014. Jackson said the auto industry is unlikely to grow in 2014 at the same rate it has been growing in the past few years....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Volvos made in China to come to U.S. 'fairly quickly,' says CEO

4:05 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Volvos produced in China will be exported to the U.S. market “fairly quickly,” Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo Car Corp. said at the Automotive News World Congress....
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Get free unlimited access to our Web site for Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Automotive News is holding an online open house this week....
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KEITH CRAIN

Detroit is well worth the trip

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
The Detroit show is always remarkable with more debuts than anywhere else and lots of executives who are available to share insights on what's shaping this global industry. In addition, I add with a certain amount of pride, Automotive News will be opening the 38th Automotive News World Congress in the midst of the auto show's press days....
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Ford, BorgWarner, JCI execs join congress panel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
A panel of experts will talk about supplier-automaker collaboration in a roundtable discussion at the Automotive News World Congress in January in Detroit....
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Munoz, LaNeve to join marketing panel at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Jose Munoz, Nissan's new head of North American operations, and Mark LaNeve, COO of the advertising agency Global Team Ford, will take part in a roundtable discussion on marketing at the Automotive News World Congress in January in Detroit....
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NHTSA chief will speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
David Strickland, who has pushed for wider adoption of safety features such as automatic braking, vehicle-to-vehicle communications and automated driving as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress in January....
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UAW chief King to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
UAW President Bob King, who negotiated innovative labor contracts that helped keep the Detroit 3 competitive during the industry recession, will speak in January at the 2014 Automotive News World Congress....
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