Automotive

Automotive

is the science and engineering field of developing and improving personal transportation. The automotive industry is highly globalized, intensely competitive, and very diverse. Dozens of vehicle producers turn out hundreds of models, which change every few years. Worldwide vehicle production peaked in 2007 at about 73 million and then fell to 61 million in 2009. China produced 18.3 million vehicles in 2010; the U.S. was number 3 with about 7.8 million.

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