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Auto execs push clean diesel as future of U.S. automotive technology

With the president calling for a reduction in gas consumption by 20 percent in the next 10 years, a major focus will be placed on automotive technology in the coming years. During today's E&ETV Event Coverage at the Washington Auto Show, auto industry executives discuss which technologies will be most prevalent in the near future. Panelists include Volkswagen's Reinhold Kopp, Bosch's John Moulton, Diesel Technology Forum's Allen Schaeffer, Ford's Gerhard Schmidt, and DaimlerChrysler's Andreas Truckenbrodt. They discuss the role that clean diesel technology will play in the future of automobiles in the United States and discuss some of the issues that exist with other automotive technologies.