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Wed, 7 Nov 2012|

What to expect in Obama's second term | Dealers win House bids | In Mass., a thumbs-up for 'right to repair'


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Auto angles. We look at what the president's reelection means for the industry. Dealers who were also public servant and the latest on the new flight to repair -- law. That's an auto news now. Thanks for joining us on this Wednesday. I'm Tom -- back. US voters have given president Barack Obama four more years in the White House. A second term that likely will include a familiar automotive agenda. Don't expect major changes to the Obama brokered corporate average fuel economy deal. Which is that annual targets that eventually reach 54 point five miles per gallon by the 20/20 five model year. And supporters believe Obama will stick with the goal of having a million electric vehicles on the road by 25 team. Automotive News Washington reporters gave Nelson says do look for changes in the policies the president will use to reach that one billion mark. It very clear that he wants to extend the the tax credits of 500 dollars right now -- it is budget for fiscal two point thirteen which is starting right now. Said well what only reason to 101000. And you know that may not happen right now related you know spending is going to hurt -- in congress but that's a sign that he's very committed to it. Meantime the Obama administration. That may move forward with other regulatory plans that stalled during the election year. Including a proposed -- -- rule that would require new cars to have back up cameras by 2014. A costly move but one that could save lives. So very soon we could be seeing a final rule that would require the -- of cameras and this will be huge for the industry in terms of. Driving video the video displays in cars in terms of driving camera technology which is a fast growing area. And so -- not only will it change how how cars are are designed but also it it will add a little bit of the cost of the car. Last year the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. Told the White House the change would cost too much. Eleven million dollars for each of the 200 to 240. Lives today. Just as Democrats kept the White House. Republicans retained a majority in the House of Representatives. And all seven current and former auto dealers on the ballot yesterday prevail. Mostly by comfortable margins it's not easy -- the small business. It's like here and we had standing to balance our budget. Winners included Texas Republican Roger Williams. He's a former Texas secretary of state who runs a Chrysler dodge and Jeep -- store in the suburbs of four war. You watch TV much he's probably thanks. Okay -- -- policy. Among the six incumbents who won gym where they see who's Ohio race featured lots of debates on the auto industry. Where they see owned -- Chevy dealership rejected during the bailout. He defeated labor lawyer Betty Sutton a Democrat who was one of the authors of the cash for clunkers program. I'm here employees expect and checked my performance there. Also in the victory column representative Scott ritual of Virginia who owns Ford and Volvo dealerships. Dealers are actually the ones that have to provide this mr. Chevy dealer Mike Kelly you have Pennsylvania. Representative Vern Buchanan a rejected dodge dealer from Florida. -- Saturn retailer John Campbell of California. And finally Pennsylvania incumbent and former Chrysler dealer bill Shuster. Vote yes on question one appear -- to -- And Massachusetts voters have approved by a wide margin that so called right to repair measure. It requires automakers to provide independent repair shops with the same access to diagnostic tools. That they provide to franchised dealers. Tomorrow on the first shift is there a downside. To high strength steel in cars. Are Jennifer Long Will have the we'll see you back here tomorrow afternoon.

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    Eight polling that Tug of war what heavy duty YouTube has poured threatening to life. You're watching auto news now. Good to see you on this Monday. I'm Tom back for Ford and Chrysler the stakes couldn't be higher. According to true cart dot com heavy duty pickups represent 23%. Of all pick up sales in the US. In one of the main reasons to buy a big truck. Towing capability. a battle is raging between Ford and Chrysler's ram Brad. Over who can claim best in class Ford is threatening legal action if keeps claiming its pickups have besting class We're talking so called fifth wheel or goose neck trailer is connected in the pick up that. So here's the issue. Ford says 2015. F 454. By four crew cab can 31200. House. That's about 12100 pounds more than the highest capacity 3500. Which is rated at 30000. Pounds. But rim says the trucks are not even in the same class. It's is the F 450 is a class four pick up in fact the only class four pick up on the market. says the 3500. Actually competes against the F 350. In GM's 3500. Heavy duties. Reporter Larry tells us Ford does something no other automaker does when setting its maximum payload for the F series. It removes items like the radio. The spare tire the Jack. In the center console in order to produced the maximum number for its payload that's a questionable practice because a component truck over. Into another class. Larry says under the system used by other auto makers the F 450 would be considered class war. For more story in today's print and digital editions of Automotive News. Ford is raising prices on the new one in fifteen aluminum body F 150 pick up. Like 340 dollars to 3385. Bucks. The king ranch sees the biggest price increase over the 2014 model. Ford however has upped the standard equipment in all models of the truck for example to information screens are standard. Our Richard true it is also reporting the auto maker is trimming the number of F 150 models from eleven to five. With the new truck arrives this fall popular name plates such as the raptor in limited will be gone. Dealers started ordering the pick ups today. More business may be on the way to service based in GM dealerships. That's because the auto maker is offering buyers of its 2015 models for monthly vehicle diagnostic reports through OnStar. The move also allows customers to sign up to receive maintenance notifications from their stores. Both services will be offered at no charge for five years under a plan named OnStar basic. Previously. They were available only to paying OnStar subscribers. GM says that customers who are emailed me notifications from their dealerships. Come in for two additional service visits a year on average. Compared with customers who don't receive that. Cash for clunkers a phrase that was all the rage five years ago this month. Officially known as the car allowance rebate system clunkers was a lifeline at a desperate time in the US auto industry. US sales in June of 2009 dropped 28%. wasn't so lawful because every other month that your have been worse. But thanks to clunkers which provided consumers as much as 4500 bucks to trade in an old gas guzzler for a more fuel efficient new vehicle. July 2009 sales were off just 12%. In August sales that year were up 1%. In the end nearly 700000. Vehicles were traded in through the two point 85 billion dollar federal program. Have a great day everyone. We'll see you back here tomorrow.