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At the half: N.America car and truck production by platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
Each issue of the Traverse City Daily features production highlights for the first half of 2013....
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Register by Aug. 30 for PACE Awards

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Auto suppliers have until Aug. 30 to apply for the 2014 Automotive News PACE Awards. The awards, now in their 20th year, recognize innovation. J Ferron, director of judging for the PACE Awards, says companies should create a culture that listens for ideas from anyone in the organization. And good ideas, once identified, should be put on a fast track....
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Continental, Cisco collaborate on connected car concept

10:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Continental AG today unveiled a proof-of-concept vehicle with technology from Cisco Systems that is designed to offer next-generation connectivity....
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RICHARD TRUETT

VW's futuristic XL1: Sporty looks, high fuel economy

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
The XL1 is Volkswagen's vision of an extremely fuel-efficient commuter car. It combines a strong, lightweight carbon fiber body with slick aerodynamics, an efficient diesel-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain and sports car looks....
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Global platforms prompting supplier shakeout

5:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
The auto industry's switch to global platforms will trigger a shakeout of the world's component suppliers. “Will [global platforms] create pressure for consolidation? The answer is clearly yes,” said Scott Kunselman, Chrysler Group's purchasing chief at the seminars on Tuesday....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

GM exec: Young people still have passion for cars

5:46 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
The auto industry can stop wringing its hands over the notion that young people seem to be losing interest in buying cars. According to General Motors' top economist and others, young people are not drifting away from driving in favor of the Internet and cool gadgets....
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Ford expands purchases with preferred suppliers

Aug. 6, 2013 20:58 CET
Ford's preferred suppliers will get a bigger share of the automaker's purchasing budget -- 70 percent, up from 65 percent -- as the automaker continues to downsize its network of suppliers....
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Interiors giant Faurecia eyes exteriors in North America

Aug. 6, 2013 20:31 CET
Faurecia, a giant in interior parts, is now setting its sights on exteriors. The French supplier believes there is opportunity in bumper fascias, hoods and front-end modules in North America....
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Fiat-Chrysler won't invest in EVs until pricing improves

Aug. 6, 2013 19:31 CET
Fiat-Chrysler will not invest in electrified powertrains until consumers are willing to step up and pay for the technology, said the automaker's global powertrain boss, Bob Lee....
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Chrysler-Fiat won't invest in EVs until pricing improves, exec says

1:31 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Chrysler and Fiat will not invest in electrified powertrains until consumers are willing to step up and pay for the technology, said Bob Lee, head of Fiat and Chrysler global Powertrain....
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Economist sees scrappage juicing U.S. sales in next two years

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Auto sales in the United States will boom in 2015 when drivers replace aging vehicles, an economist with Citigroup argues. Itay Michaeli, director of U.S. autos and auto parts for Citi Investment Research and Analysis, argues that the 11.4-year average age of the nation's fleet is approaching the point where scrap rates begin to explode....
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Ford expands purchases with preferred suppliers

2:58 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Ford's preferred suppliers will get a bigger share of the automaker's purchasing budget -- 70 percent, up from 65 percent -- as the automaker continues to downsize its network of suppliers....
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Interiors giant Faurecia eyes exteriors in N.A.

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Faurecia, a giant in interior parts, is now setting its sights on exteriors. The French supplier believes there is opportunity in bumper fascias, hoods and front-end modules in North America, says Mike Heneka, president of Faurecia North America....
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Forecasters see bountiful times ahead in North America

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Economists continue to be bullish on the North American auto industry, despite a slow-growing economy, forecasting record production and a surge in sales in the next few years....
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VW plans global diesel for U.S. in 2015

10:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Volkswagen plans to install a new 2-liter turbocharged diesel engine in Volkswagen brand and Audi models about a year from now that is cleaner, more powerful and more fuel efficient than the current motor....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

How will smaller suppliers keep up with demand?

12:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
While many are asking how automakers will keep pace with new car demand, Kim Hill is asking the other half of that question: How will Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers keep up with rising automaker demand?...
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Next-gen engineers build car from scratch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Magical. That's how one enthusiastic student describes driving the concept car he and his classmates at Clemson University built for Mazda. The students were tasked with engineering a sporty, high-mileage vehicle with plenty of cargo space for young buyers. As a result, the young men and women took an unconventional approach in developing the hybrid, which features a rare manual transmission....
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RICHARD TRUETT

VW's futuristic XL1: Sporty looks, high mileage

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
The XL1 is Volkswagen's vision of an extreme high-mileage future commuter car. It marries a strong, lightweight carbon fiber body with slick aerodynamics, an efficient diesel-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain and sports car looks....
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Bosch: Clutch-by-wire prevents stalling, boosts mpg

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Robert Bosch's eClutch system could help put manual transmissions back on car buyers' shopping lists. The eClutch eliminates two things drivers dislike most about cars with stick shifts: stalling and frequent use of the clutch pedal in stop-and-go traffic....
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At the half: Top 25 North America models and plants

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Each issue of the Traverse City Daily features production highlights for the first half of 2013....
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Innovators' success blends people, ideas

10:17 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Auto suppliers have until Aug. 30 to apply for the 2014 Automotive News PACE Awards. The awards, now in their 20th year, recognize game-changing innovation....
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'Big data' from a car is worth $1,400 a year, Cisco exec says

4:44 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Big data is the latest buzz phrase within infotainment circles, and a Cisco executive now has estimated its value: $1,400 per vehicle....
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Recipe for Cherokee delay: new vehicle, new powertrain, renovated plant

12:53 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Chrysler Group's attempt to launch a new vehicle with an innovative new powertrain in a just-renovated plant is contributing to the delays in launching the 2014 Jeep Cherokee....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Suppliers latch on to benefits of green thinking

5:46 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Environmentalism is nice. But environmentalism and a check are even nicer. Suppliers have embraced the dollars-and-cents value of green thinking at their factories, Traverse City audiences are hearing this week....
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VW nears decision on U.S.-built crossover

Aug. 5, 2013 16:42 CET
Volkswagen will make a decision by year end about whether to expand its U.S. assembly plant to produce a new three-row crossover....
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