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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.

Arriving in November: BMW’s Fast, Muscular X5

BMW Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina made final preparations to begin production of the new beast throughout the summer.

Nissan Invests $170 Million In Two Plants For All-New 2019 Altima

Nissan in August celebrated the sixth generation of its popular Altima sedan, announcing a $170 million investment to its Canton, Mississippi and Smyrna, Tennessee assembly plants to the produce the 2019 model.

Lexus ES350 Production Commences In Kentucky

Toyota Motor’s longest established U.S. assembly site, in Georgetown, Kentucky, began production in August of the redesigned 2019 Lexus ES350 sedan.

Alabama Hosts Inaugural Supplier Diversity Conference

The AAMA and J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College brought together top automotive and aerospace industry experts to examine supplier diversity in both those industries.

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3 solid days of automotive wisdom

South Carolina Automotive Summit February 26-28 in Greenville.