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  • GM unveils welding technology to reduce vehicle weight, improve fuel economy

    GM unveils welding technology to reduce vehicle weight, improve fuel economy

    by Shaun Byron MLIVE October 2, 2012 FLINT TOWNSHIP, MI — Fuel economy is becoming an industry standard for automakers as the price at the pump trends upward and the federal government continues pressure for a greater reduction in emissions. General Motors Co. has now unveiled a new welding technology that will increase the amount of aluminum used in its vehicles to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency. Read more…

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  • Auto Sales Are Highest in 4 Years

    Auto Sales Are Highest in 4 Years

    by Bill Vlasic New York Times October 2, 2012 DETROIT ‚Äî Unemployment is still high and the so-called fiscal cliff is looming, but those worries didn’t slow down the nation’s car and truck buyers in September… “Fuel economy remains one of the most important features customers want today,” said Ken Czubay, Ford’s head of United States marketing, sales and service. Read more…

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  • Beyond the 6-Speed: More Ratios for Automatic Transmissions

    Beyond the 6-Speed: More Ratios for Automatic Transmissions

    by Lindsay Brooke New York Times September 28, 2012 GENERAL MOTORS and Ford next month are expected to announce an agreement that will pave the way for the automakers to jointly develop new automatic transmissions designed for improved fuel economy. The automakers are known to have 8-, 9-, and 10-speed automatic transmissions in development for front- and rear-wheel-drive cars and light trucks. Read more…

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  • GM’s Pontiac Stamping celebrates $30M investment

    GM’s Pontiac Stamping celebrates $30M investment

    by Michael Wayland MLIVE September 16, 2012 PONTIAC, MI- Jerad Grace, like many, didn’t know if he would have a job in the automotive industry after 2009. The 27-year-old Clarkston resident was laid off for nine months from General Motors Co.’s Pontiac Stamping… That’s not the case anymore, according to officials. The once scheduled to shutter facility celebrated millions of dollars in investments Friday with more hopefully on the way. Read more…  

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  • Gas Prices Rise, but So Do Auto Sales

    Gas Prices Rise, but So Do Auto Sales

    by Bill Vlasic New York Times September 4, 2012 DETROIT ‚Äî In the past, nothing slowed down strong car sales faster than a spike in gasoline prices. But these days, consumers simply switch to more fuel-efficient models. Read more…

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  • Auto manufacturing brings jobs to Indiana

    Auto manufacturing brings jobs to Indiana

    by Casey Williams Indianapolis Star September 1, 2012 Since hitting bottom in 2009, the American auto industry has added nearly a quarter of a million jobs. Of those, 19,800 have been in Indiana, according to DrivingGrowth.org… Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission is adding 205 jobs by 2013. And that’s only a start. Read more…

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