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  • Maj. Cicero Henry Daniel (1917 - 2013)
    VICTORIA - Cicero H. Daniel, 95, of Victoria passed away on January 27, 2013. He was born October 9, 1917 on a ranch at Stratton, near Cuero to Robert T. Daniel and Alfreda Borchers Daniel. After gradu...
  • Lonnie Bryant Dyer (1944 - 2014)
    A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Lonnie Dyer, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014 after a lengthy battle with heart disease. He was a commercial real estate developer and broker for many years a...
  • Edward Coker (1934 - 2017)
    Funeral services for Edward Coker will be at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 2, 2017 in the Oak Hill Baptist Church with Reverend Dean Gunter and Reverend Jesse White officiating. Committal service will follow ...
  • George Ellis Coker (1931 - 2010)
    "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, that shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousn...
  • Frank Jacobs (1890 - 1982)
    British Columbia Registration of Death 1982-09-014154 Jacobs, Frank Born: 30 Jan 1890, St. Martins, Minn., U.S.A. Son of Ludwig Jacobs & Anna Lieb, both born Germany Husband of Bernadine Feddema Occupa...

This project is designed for anyone who has worked in the automotive industry. Jobs include, but aren't limited to: Detailer, Designer, Tire Tech, Inspector, Electrician, Car Salesman, Engineer, Quality Tester, Marketing, Restoration, Car Wash Attendant, Assembler or Factory Worker.

The automotive industry comprises a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles. It is one of the world's largest industries by revenue. The automotive industry does not include industries dedicated to the maintenance of automobiles following delivery to the end-user, such as automobile repair shops and motor fuel filling stations.

The word automotive comes from the Greek autos (self), and Latin motivus (of motion), referring to any form of self-powered vehicle.[clarification needed] This term, as proposed by Elmer Sperry (1860-1930), first came into use with reference to automobiles in 1898.

The automotive industry began in the 1860s with hundreds of manufacturers that pioneered the horseless carriage. For many decades, the United States led the world in total automobile production. In 1929, before the Great Depression, the world had 32,028,500 automobiles in use, and the U.S. automobile industry produced over 90% of them. At that time, the U.S. had one car per 4.87 persons. After 1945, the U.S. produced about 75 percent of world's auto production. In 1980, the U.S. was overtaken by Japan and then became world's leader again in 1994. In 2006, Japan narrowly passed the U.S. in production and held this rank until 2009, when China took the top spot with 13.8 million units. With 19.3 million units manufactured in 2012, China almost doubled the U.S. production of 10.3 million units, while Japan was in third place with 9.9 million units. From 1970 (140 models) over 1998 (260 models) to 2012 (684 models), the number of automobile models in the U.S. has grown exponentially.

Early car manufacturing involved manual assembly by a human worker. The process evolved from engineers working on a stationary car, to a conveyor belt system where the car passed through multiple stations of more specialized engineers. Starting in the 1960s, robotic equipment was introduced to the process, and today most cars are produced largely with automated machinery.