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    Human geography and the changing auto industry

    By Dr. James Rubenstein

    Human geography is the scientific study of where people and activities are found across Earth’s surface and the reasons why they are found there. A prominent feature on Earth’s surface is the presence of around 1.5 billion motor vehicles; around 85 million new motor vehicles are produced and sold annually worldwide. Around three-fourths of motor vehicles are produced and sold in only three regions of the world: Europe, North America, and China. The rest of the world accounts for around three-fourths of the global population but only around one-fourth of global vehicle production and sales.