An October Manufacturing Engineering (ME) article shows that U.S. automotive sales, as well as the percentage of vehicles made in the U.S., has been steadily climbing in recent years. If the U.S. automotive industry hits forecasts of 16.4 million car and truck sales this year, the article notes, it’s likely that the number of vehicles built in North America will surpass 13 million in 2014 for the first time in a decade.
According to IHS Automotive estimates cited in the article, vehicle sales in the U.S. have surged since their industry low (10.4 million) during the economic downturn in 2009. ME notes that the Detroit Three automakers, in addition to foreign car manufacturing in the U.S., have all contributed to automotive growth.
However, increasing manufacturing volumes are just one area of growth in the automotive sector. “Innovations in materials and new approaches to make lighter, more efficient engines just scratch the surface of the new high-tech approaches to designing and building the cars of the future,” says ME’s Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster. “The changes are driving new investments in manufacturing technologies at the same time volumes are climbing.”
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