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Nutson’s Auto News Weekly Wrap-up


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AUTO CENTRAL CHICAGO – January 9, 2022; Every Sunday Larry Nutson, The Chicago Car Guy and Executive Producer, with able assistance from senior editor Thom Cannell from The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau, compile The Auto Channel’s “take” on this past week’s automotive news, condensed into easy to digest news Nuggets.

LEARN MORE: Full versions of today’s news nuggets along with thousands of pages of relevant news and opinions, information stored in a million page library published and indexed on The Auto Channel during the past 25 years. Complete information can be found by copying a bold headline and then inserting into any Site Search Box.

Nutson’s Automotive News Wrap-up – Week Ending January 8, 2022; Below are the past week’s important, relevant, semi-secret, or snappy automotive news, opinions and insider back stories presented as
expertly crafted easy-to-digest news nuggets.

* General Motors has been the top-selling automaker in the United

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CES 2022 was the best auto show in years

This story is part of CES, where CNET covers the latest news on the most incredible tech coming soon.

CES has always been on the fringes of auto-show culture, but over the past few years, automakers have steadily given more and more priority to Las Vegas in January. Despite a number of setbacks in 2022, including media and vendor pullouts over COVID-19 concerns, the show continued on, and the result could qualify as the best auto show in years.

It’s easy to see why CES matters more to automakers — and you, dear car-buying reader — every year. The line between automotive and consumer tech gets blurrier every day, whether it’s tech companies outside of automotive dipping their toes into cars or automakers content to find the most unique applications for their future vehicles. What you see here isn’t just science fiction; many of the innovations outlined

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8 Predictions About the Future of the Auto Industry

In his new book A Brief History of Motion, author Tom Standage writes an engaging and informative overview of how we got from the invention of the wheel to modern cars.

Standage, who is also a deputy editor at The Economist, draws parallels between the past and the present. In doing so, he’s able to paint a picture of what’s in store for the automotive industry in the next 50 years.

As the saying goes, history repeats itself. He saw that numerous times over the course of writing the book.

“It’s uncovering the things that people in the past have done or felt or said that shows how similar they are to us today,” Standage told Newsweek in an interview.

Even something that seems as modern as car culture has origins in the first instances of private coach ownership in the 17th century, where wealthy European aristocrats would

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The Global Semiconductor Shortage Is Attracting Manufacturers To North America – Signature Auto Group New York Excited To Offer More Inventory To Customers | State

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Signature Auto Group, a premier online car leasing company, with offices in both Brooklyn, NY and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is excited to see semiconductor manufacturers opening new factories and supply chains in the United States and the rest of North America. All this in an effort to combat the current global chip shortage which has taken a toll on car inventory across the globe. With automotive and technology prices skyrocketing across the board, new factories in the United States will help to alleviate supply shortages.

The automotive industry has experienced a multitude of issues stemming from semiconductor shortages, such as manufacturing delays and part shortages. As demand for new vehicles continues to rise, prices across the board have increased, for both leasing and financing of new cars. Due to this, the used car market has seen an increase in

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