Automobile Engineering in China
Automobile Engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with designing, manufacturing and operating automobiles. It is a segment of vehicle engineering which deals with motorcycles, buses, trucks, etc. It includes mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and safety elements.
Automobile/Automotive engineering is a branch of vehicle engineering, incorporating elements of mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and safety engineering as applied to the design, manufacture and operation of motorcycles, automobiles, buses and trucks and their respective engineering subsystems.
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.