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Autonomous at the Factory Door

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 19, 2017 at 6:28 AM

According to Sweden-based engineering services firm Semcon, a given new vehicle—of which there are some 80-million produced globally each year—must be manually moved about 25 times before it reaches the customer.

One Step Closer to NACTOY Victory

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 18, 2017 at 6:09 AM

The North American International Car of the Year (NACTOY) jury have come up with their list of semifinalists in the Car, Utility and Truck category, and if there is anything that can be discerned from the lists of the vehicles is that there is a breadth of high-quality offerings available for buyers.

Electric Vehicles in America

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 15, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Last week Nissan globally unveiled the all-new second-generation LEAF.

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The 2018 Toyota Camry: Goodbye Vanilla

The advertising tagline that Toyota’s been using is “Let’s Go Places.” The eighth-generation Camry is going places where the mass-market midsize sedan has rarely traveled.

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Feature Electronic Work Instructions Aid Quality

September 19, 2017 - Ray Chalmers

Providing electronic instructions not only helps operators, but because changes can be automatically made in case of quality glitches, they can maintain production flow.

Feature The Sonata: A Forward Design with a Backward Glance

The midsize sedan segment may be down but it is far from being out. To make its midsize more appealing, Hyundai has made a “maximum refresh” for the Sonata.

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Ford Will Cut Production at 5 North American Factories

Ford Motor Co. says it will temporarily suspend output at five of its assembly plants in the U.S. and Mexico between now and the end of December to help balance dealer inventories of unsold cars and vans.