Wayne State Professor Brings International Automakers to Detroit

American and Italian automakers discuss working together on the cars of the future.

Some automotive industry professionals say American cars need a bit of European flash. The future of vehicle design, autonomous cars and even bio-medical engineering took center stage at the Italian Technological Excellence in the U.S event at Wayne State University’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center today.

Wayne State professor Giuseppe Santangelo said Fiat Chrysler is a good example of how Italian and American automakers can cooperate effectively. 

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To connect the two companies together Italian and American. Fiat as an Italian company and “Chrysler” American as a big automotive company. Now this integration created Italian style and design with the American approach.

He says the Wayne State event is a good start to increasing such collaboration. 



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