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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...

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...

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First Look: Mazda’s CX-50

Mazda revealed the look of the CX-50 on Monday, touting its off-road ability as a key driver in its design and function. “Today we are...

Toyota to invest in automotive battery production

Toyota Motor North America announced today that it will invest $3.4 billion in automotive battery production in the U.S. through 2030, including building an...

Regional automakers gather at Southern Automotive Conference

More than 1,000 attendees are expected to walk through the doors of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Alabama for the 14th annual Southern Automotive...

Volkswagen and The Conservation Fund donate acreage

Volkswagen of America and The Conservation Fund have completed a multi-year effort to buy, conserve and transfer approximately 1,500 acres of land to the...

Nissan unveils plan for carbon neutrality, intelligent factory

Nissan unveiled its production line at the Tochigi Plant in Japan featuring the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative. The initiative is part of Nissan’s overall...