Drivers Bent to Do No Good

In April, we told you about research Volvo is doing to hack distracted drivers, using sensors to detect when drivers are too i-phone focused. The...

If it’s Your Car, Isn’t it Your Data?

A move by automakers to lock down the data on the cars they make could require a new declaration of independence, according to voices...

Toyota Studies Robots Teaching Robots

Toyota Research Institute believes that as the world’s population ages, robotic capabilities will become an important avenue for people to age in place longer,...

Honda Enters Deal to Decrease Carbon Footprint in Alabama

Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60 percent of the electricity it uses in North America.

Manufacture Training Benchmark in Huntsville

The factory of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama was the setting last week for a spotlight on a highly successful earn-and-learn apprenticeship program Toyota developed...

Hyundai to Invest Additional $292M in Montgomery Complex

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama will spend an additional $292 million for new machinery and equipment to improve production of the redesigned Hyundai Elantra and Santa Fe vehicles.

Feds Raid UAW President’s Detroit Home, Seize Cash and Records

The United Auto Workers union has tried for years, without much success, to break into the South’s burgeoning post-Detroit automaking sphere. It was turned...

Japan-based Supplier Vuteq Setting up Shop in Alabama

Japan-based automotive supplier Vuteq, which has manufacturing plants in Indiana, Texas and Mississippi, announced Aug. 21 that it would build a $60 million facility to serve Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA in Huntsville.

Hyundai Expands Rear-Seat Occupant Alert System

Hyundai Motor America has announced plans to expand use of its safety system that reminds drivers when someone is in the back seat — a system designed to prevent harm to children accidentally left in hot cars.

Autocar Launches Severe-duty Trash Hauler

Autocar recently announced it would start building the DC-64R, a new severe-duty truck designed specifically for refuse applications, starting later this summer.

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