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U.S. Industry Sets New High Behind Solid GM, Nissan, Honda Gains
Toyota, Honda Say No Immediate Plans to Curb Mexico Production
Toyota Plans Years of Building Cars Largely Controlled by Humans
Audi Pushes Toward Fully Autonomous Cars
Detroit Auto Show Expects More Than 40 Global Reveals
Macís Chevrolet Donates AED Training System to Mapleton Police Department
NADA Convention Launches Mobile App
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U.S. Industry Sets New High Behind Solid GM, Nissan, Honda Gains

SAAR hits 2016 peak of 18.38 million

U.S. light-vehicle sales, led by fatter discounts, strong light-truck demand and solid gains at General Motors, Nissan and Honda in December, hit a record high in 2016. Overall sales rose by more than 56,000, or 0.3 percent, over the 2015 record. It was the seventh straight year of sales gains, an impressive streak and rebound for an industry that was down on its heels during the Great Recession. Volume rose 3 percent in December, well ahead of forecasts, pushing 2016's final sales tally to 17,539,052 cars and light trucks. The seasonally adjusted, annualized sales rate hit 18.38 million, the highest pace of the year and fifth-highest of all time.
Source: Automotive News

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Toyota, Honda Say No Immediate Plans to Curb Mexico Production

The presidents of Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. said they have no immediate plans to curb production in Mexico, preferring to wait until after Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. President this month before deciding whether to make any changes. Automakers in the U.S. have been slammed by Trump for building cars in lower-cost factories south of the border, which he said costs American jobs. Pressure to curb that production intensified this week after Ford Motor Co. scrapped plans to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in Mexico after Trump harshly criticized the investment.
Source: Reuters

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Toyota Plans Years of Building Cars Largely Controlled by Humans

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to spend years designing cars in which humans retain a large measure of control, since the goal of turning all driving decisions over to computers seems too dangerous for now. The problem, Toyota said Wednesday, is that society has come to accept 39,000 traffic fatalities a year in the U.S., mostly due to human error, but would never tolerate similar carnage involving cars controlled by computers. Toyota is casting skepticism on the anticipation stoked by Tesla Motors Inc. and technology companies led by Alphabet Inc.’s Google on the imminent arrival of fully autonomous cars.
Source: Bloomberg

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Audi Pushes Toward Fully Autonomous Cars

Volkwagen unit announces partnership with Nvidia ahead of CES tech show

Audi AG is joining with  Nvidia Corp. in the race among auto makers and tech companies to bring a fully self-driving car to market. The luxury car unit of  Volkswagen AG said Wednesday it forged a partnership with the chip maker to develop a vehicle for the road in 2020. The announcement came on the eve of CES 2017, a technology expo in Las Vegas packed with auto makers and automotive suppliers demonstrating their efforts to create self-driving vehicles.
Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Detroit Auto Show Expects More Than 40 Global Reveals

In addition to more than 40 global automotive debuts, the Detroit auto show also will include a new showcase for self-driving car technology and sneak peak at "Cars 3" from Pixar

The North American International Auto Show has commitments from global automakers to show nearly 40 never-before-seen cars and trucks at next month's show, a figure that will help to keep the Detroit auto show among the most important in the world. Every year the organizers of the Detroit auto show vie for top-dog status with other auto shows including the New York International Auto Show, the Los Angeles Auto Show and increasingly CES — the Consumer Electronics Show — for the unveiling of new cars and trucks as well as emerging automotive technology. About 5,000 journalists and analysts descend annually on Detroit to write about the reveals, and organizers say they are on track to repeat that attendance again this year.
Source: Detroit Free Press

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Macís Chevrolet Donates AED Training System to Mapleton Police Department

Mac’s Chevrolet [in Mapleton, Iowa] donated an AED training system to the Mapleton Police Department as part of a National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation Program. The Little Anne AED Training System was given to Police Chief Jared Clausen by Heather McNamara of Mac’s Chevrolet during a presentation at the dealership. The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation works with new car dealers throughout the country to donate CPR training manikins to hospitals, police and fire departments, and schools.
Source: The Mapleton Press

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NADA Convention Launches Mobile App


 

The new NADA100 mobile app for the 2017 NADA Convention and Expo in New Orleans is now available in the App Store and Google Play. Search for NADA100.

Key features include:

  • Real-time alerts;
  • Workshop and event schedules;
  • The option to download and email workshop handouts;
  • Locate and schedule meetings with exhibitors; and
  • Rating the workshop sessions.

The NADA convention runs from Thursday, Jan. 26, to Sunday, Jan. 29. The advance online registration discount of $75 for NADA member dealers and their managers ends Jan. 20. For more information or to register, visit www.nadaconvention.org.  
Source: NADA Convention & Expo

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