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    It turned out to not really be a Buick, but manufactured by the German company, Adam Opel, and then sold by Buick in North America. And while I now know that the Opel was considered something of a sports car and cult classic, mine had an automatic transmission and was a "Kadett C" wagon model. It was also sold in some parts of the world by Isuzu as the "Gemini." By all current standards, it would be considered a compact car, but in those days it was marketed as a large family vehicle. I used my first car for all things teenager. It was my transportation to school, to tennis outings and beach trips, to piano lessons and to summer jobs. The storage "trunk", accessed through the back hatch door, was like Hermione Granger's magical bag. At any given time it contained school books, clothing, a field hockey stick and cleats, a tennis racket, my majorette baton and boots…

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    Despite this, GM kept innovating, introducing, among other things, the Chevrolet Volt concept, an electric car. However, the 2008 recession, which led to a severe credit crunch, was hard on GM which was in need of working capital. It was able to receive a loan from the government, but under the condition that it would accelerate tough restructuring measures. The General Motors Corporation filed for bankruptcy in 2009, and a new, leaner, General Motors Company was incorporated to acquire its…

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    Environmental Impact of the American Auto Industry Introduction The automotive industry has grown to be a dominate force in the American industrial landscape. This dominant stance is accompanied by a significant impact upon the environment of the world. The global market for the sale and production of automobiles has ushered in stiff competition the world over. The dominant forces in the industry have seen new manufactures challenge and in some cases overtake the entrenched manufacturers of old.…

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    American Auto Industry The effect of competition in every industry in the market have brought different benefits to the consumers, such as product quality, lower price and varied products to choose. These are the direct results of healthy competitions in every industry in the globe. And that includes the automobile industry. This essay delves into subject of environmental challenges the American auto industry is facing in terms of global competition, new technologies used, the effect of…

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    Henry Ford, with his genius concepts of the assembly line and interchangeable parts, create the American auto industry in Detroit in the early 1900’s. Throughout the 20th century, the industry flourished and floundered. Numerous unique factors impact the auto industry. Below is a summary of the following factors as they relate to the auto industry: government regulations, the US economy and globalization, technology, and socio-cultural influences. Government Regulations While Americans have…

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    The Autonomous Connected Car: Feasibility, Probability, and Onboard Features A man falls asleep while driving his car. His car automatically takes control and he is safe from any accident and, he is still headed towards his destination. His kids in backseat play online games using the car’s Wi-Fi capability. The car arrives at the man’s place of work and the car automatically uses its playlist of destinations to take the kids to school and proceed to drive back home and await its next…

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    F Sport Rumors Essay

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    2017 Lexus RC F Sport Rumors - Taking into account the striking Lexus RC, the RC 300h F Sport and RC 350 F Sport will include selective, substantially all the more wear and forceful outside and remote configuration and upgrade elements driving elements. 2017 Lexus RC F Sport Rumors Increasing the Lexus improved ride and caring qualities shared by the RC and the GS and the model for it, the F Sport dynamic updates take kind of just set for the front and rear suspension frames, availability of…

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    Porters five forces model for the Korean truck industry Barriers to entry Medium Truck manufacturing was considered as a regional or local industry than a global industry because it requires more customization and less mass production than car manufacturing. Saturated domestic market-truck market in Korea declined after 1997 with units sales falling in each subsequent year. Three local firms exited leaving Hyundai and DCVC as local manufacturers. The Korean automobile industry’s most serious…

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    Car Travel Case Study

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    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND STUDY Kees Maat (2009) stated that in the recent decades, we have witnessed the ongoing academic policy debate on how and to what extent individual travel pattern are influenced by the built environment. The background of this debate is the turbulent growth of car travel in urbanised countries. Urban economy and development is well dependent and influenced by transportation (Hill, 1965). Owing to the interdependency of various other factors like industries,…

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    Environmental Challenges Faced by the American Auto Industry Daryle Brown In this paper, I will review the environmental challenges faced by the American Auto Industry in today’s market. Car sales overall are doing well at the moment, but the industry in general, and American companies in particular, do face a unique set of challenges. Global competition 2015 was a good year for car sales in the US. Likely due to reasonable gas prices, sales overall increased quite a bit. The…

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