Recycling the “New” Car Industry

Recycling in 2017 and the future will continue to be a highly debated subject around the world as we continue to grow and develop this high speed blue planet we all call home.  You may know some facts about the automotive recycling industry (you can learn a few here). But it may surprise most of you that cars are the most recycled consumer product in the world.¹  Also, car recycling is one of the top industries in the United States.  It is estimated that 85-90% of that car you drive in can be pulled apart and recycled when it reaches the end of its glorious life.²  However, if you are keeping up with the auto industry you know that automakers are responding as fast as they can to keep up with the consumer’s never ending appetite for technology in every area of their life.

Just take a look at some of the technologies to watch for based on research by Forbes contributor Karl Brauer after attending CES and Detroit auto shows:

  • autonomous vehicles
  • driver override systems
  • biometric vehicle access
  • active window displays
  • remote vehicle shutdown
  • active health monitoring
  • four-cylinder supercars
  • personalized in-car marketing
recycling new car industry technology

PHOTO: Automotive Recycling Magazine, self-parking feature in the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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