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Used Cars Get Cheaper as People Buy More SUVs
FCA Backs New Public Education Campaign on Auto Recalls
Fordís Signal to the Auto World: Here Comes China
BMW and Volkswagen Try to Beat Apple and Google at Their Own Game
Your Next Car May Be a Living Room on Wheels
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Used Cars Get Cheaper as People Buy More SUVs

Americans' breakup with sedans is lowering prices for used cars. Although values of crossovers, sport-utility vehicles and pickups are holding ground, dealerships are being flooded with used cars coming off lease, a situation that will grow more extreme over the next couple of years. Used-car prices could decline by 6% in 2017 and by 3% to 5% in 2018, according to LMC Automotive, a marketing data and forecasting firm.
Source: USA Today

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FCA Backs New Public Education Campaign on Auto Recalls

The National Safety Council on Thursday launched Check To Protect, a national campaign to encourage drivers to check for and quickly resolve open recalls on their vehicles. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is providing initial funding for an online tool and advertising to help comply with broad terms of a 2015 consent agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that resolved alleged lax handling of nearly two dozen recalls over several years. "Too many drivers are complacent when it comes to recalls, or they are unsure whether their car is subject to one. Check To Protect should help close that knowledge gap and, by extension, make our roads safer," National Safety Council President Deborah Hersman said in a statement.
Source: Automotive News

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Fordís Signal to the Auto World: Here Comes China

After years of predictions that cars sold in the West would bear the “Made in China” label, the time has finally come. Ford Motor’s plans to build its popular Focus compact cars in China, rather than Michigan or Mexico, is a milestone in China’s automotive rise. Chinese auto industry leaders praised the move as long-awaited confirmation that the country’s factories have become as efficient and high-quality as those in the United States and Europe.
Source: The New York Times

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BMW and Volkswagen Try to Beat Apple and Google at Their Own Game

Volkswagen is delving into quantum computing. BMW is building a giant new data center. And Bosch this week announced plans to construct a factory to build chips for self-driving cars. The moves are part of an expanding effort by European carmakers and suppliers to build the computing capacity — so-called big data — they will need as vehicles digitize and become driverless.
Source: The New York Times

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Your Next Car May Be a Living Room on Wheels

A driverless future may transform automotive interiors. In fact, some of that future is already here.

Imagine rearranging the seats in your car to watch a movie on a big screen in the dashboard. Or controlling functions like air conditioning by touching the window. Or replacing rearview mirrors with cameras that give you a live-action look at the surrounding traffic. Those are just some of the ideas car makers and designers are kicking around as they imagine a driverless future.
Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Quotable
"Ford's moving production to China shows China's competitiveness in manufacturing is continuously increasing and our industrial supply chain is improving."

    -- Cui Dongshu, the secretary general of the China Passenger Car Association, a government-backed trade group in Beijing, The New York Times, June 21

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