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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,...

Toyota pumps money into San Antonio truck factory

Toyota announced Sept. 17 that it will invest $391 million at its San Antonio, Texas truck assembly plant.  That will bring the automaker’s total...

Expert View: Maximizing the Benefits of Self-Driving Vehicles

Editor’s note: There are lots of opinions and much speculation about what will happen with self-driving or autonomous vehicles -- when it will happen,...

Toyota announces plans to cut emissions by 40 percent at US plants

Plano, Texas-based Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) wants to aggressively reduce its carbon output in the U.S. by making agreements for Virtual Power Purchase...

Erik Fields: Longtime Nissan employee becomes vice president at Mississippi plant

Editor's note: After more than 20 years in the automotive manufacturing business and 12 at Nissan's Canton, Mississippi plant, Erik Fields was named vice...

Toyota SUV to emerge from the Mazda Toyota joint venture plant

Toyota announced today that plans for the upcoming Mazda Toyota plant being built in Huntsville, Alabama will include a new, as yet unnamed Toyota...

Mitsubishi heads South later this year

The automotive sector in the South is expected to grow by one OEM by the end of the year when Mitsubishi Motors North America...

Toyota makes personnel moves in Alabama

Toyota Motor North America announced May 20 that a new executive will be heading its Huntsville engine plant. David Finch, a 28-year veteran of the...

Logistics: Move ‘Em Out

This spring, on the parking lot of the long-defunct Century Plaza Mall in Birmingham, Alabama, stand rows and rows of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The cars,...

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...

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GM’s updates to Arlington Assembly plant incorporate new technologies

A 1.6 million square-foot expansion of General Motor’s Arlington Assembly facility, in Arlington, Texas, will improve production efficiency and build-quality on the all new...

Partnership between dlhBOWLES and RAPA leads to automotive camera and sensor cleaning technology

Two companies, dlhBOWLES and RAPA, have developed a new innovative technology for advanced driving systems (ADS) and autonomous vehicles (AV). Cler™ is a camera...

Toyota Posts Best-Ever November Sales

Toyota Motor North America reported that sales for November were 207,857 vehicles, an increase of 9.2 percent on a volume basis and up 5.0...

Kia Telluride a Finalist for North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

The Kia Telluride has been named one of three finalists for the 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. Assembled in West Point, Georgia,...

Honda’s 2020 Passport arrived at dealerships today

Honda dealerships across the South took delivery today of 2020 Honda Passports, assembled  at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, using domestic and global...