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Jaguar Land Rover will expand the use of recycled aluminum in its vehicles in a program that will cut waste and help reduce carbon emissions, the Coventry, United Kingdom-based company announced.

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Autonomous Vehicles will Create a Radical Paradigm Shift in Vehicle Design

My prediction is that autonomous vehicles will create a paradigm shift in vehicle design, whereby interior design will become the primary brand differentiator in the future. What will drive this paradigm shift is that future autonomous vehicle design will focus primarily on the passenger and not the driver. This will create a tectonic shift in vehicle design with ramifications that will take decades to fully play out.

Feds Nix 54.5-MPG Target for 2025

Improving gasoline fuel economy and strong demand for trucks and SUVs has led federal regulators to eliminate the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025.

New Subaru Global Platform Enhances Safety, Dynamics

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) has begun rolling out a new global Subaru platform that will enhance safety and driving dynamics on a flexible platform that will enable electrified powertrains in future Subaru vehicles, the company announced.

GM Invests $1.4B in Texas SUV Plant

General Motors will invest $1.4 billion, the largest single plant investment this year, toward improvements at its Arlington, Texas, assembly plant to enhance production of its full-size SUVs.

2015 Fleet Industry Report Card: OEMs

The results are in for the third annual industry report card, validating that OEM fleet operations continue to do a very good job in meeting the needs of commercial fleet managers; however, there is room for further improvement.

GM Video Shows Quality Control Process

This video from General Motors shows a number of tools and techniques the automaker uses to ensure quality control. Some of the more unusual tools GM uses include ostrich feathers, used to remove dust prior to a vehicle being painted, and a velocity meter to ensure that doors close at speeds that customers expect.