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Hyundai unveils 2020 Sonata at Miami auto show

Hyundai on Friday revealed to the South its all-new 2020 Sonata, its longest-standing and most successful model, at the 49th Miami International Auto Show. The...

Toyota Studies Robots Teaching Robots

The automotive industry loves a good robot. And now Toyota is working to make sure that robots love people back too – even away...

University of Alabama Rolls out Research Partnership Opportunity

The University of Alabama recently launched a way for automotive manufacturers, and other enterprises - to get complex research done, on a sponsorship basis,...

Georgia gets into auto battery movement with $1.67 billion project

South Korean lithium ion battery producer SK Innovation Co. will start construction this year on a $1.67 billion factory project in north Georgia to...

Mississippi innovation center taking driverless vehicles off-road

Mississippi State University’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, or CAVS, is using a partnership with the U.S. Army to design and build driverless off-road...

Ford’s new $45 million tech center speeds up the future

At Ford Motor Co.’s new Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford, Michigan, 3D printing machines are humming away as they churn out new brake parts...

Elantra Gets Triangles, New Tech For 2019

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra offers a new measure of design intensity with a sleek, triangulated update to the front end.

VW Stumbles From Dieselgate To Hail Cannon Controversy

Hail cannons are the latest high tech offerings for automotive plants wary of having their brand new, sparkling products being damaged by sudden meteorological disturbances.

Sienna Falls Short In Three-Way Minivan Safety Check

An August evaluation of three popular family minivans gave Top Safety Pick designations to the 2018 versions of the Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey, while finding the Toyota Sienna just short of that rating.

Superior Paving Adopts Smartdrive Fleet Safety Program

Superior Paving, one of the largest asphalt pavers in the South, has selected the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Program to increase the company’s safety culture throughout its entire fleet.

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Construction Begins on Wake Tech’s Hendrick Center for Automotive Excellence

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