Apple may manufacture self-driving cars at the Kia assembly plant in West Point, Georgia.

Gov. Brian Kemp said Thursday he welcomed the possibility that Apple will set up production with Kia Motors to manufacture Apple-branded vehicles at the Korean company’s assembly plant in West Point.

“Kia’s commitment to excellence and its strong partnership with the state only strengthens Georgia’s status as a leader in technology, innovation and manufacturing,” said Kemp in a nod to media reports.

CNBC reported on Wednesday that Apple was close to finalizing a deal with Kia to produce Apple-designed vehicles at the West Point plant in Georgia. Apple will invest $3.6 billion in the venture with Kia, which will start operations in 2024, Bloomberg reported, citing a Korean news agency.

State economic development officials with direct knowledge of discussions stressed to The Atlanta-Journal Constitution that no agreement has been finalized.

Rick Douglas, a West Point-based spokesman for Kia, declined to comment Thursday. Apple did not respond to requests for comment.

Georgia is in a good position to land the project, economic development experts said.

For one, metro Atlanta has become a major tech hub. Two local companies placed in the top ten rankings in the 2020 Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500 report. Atlanta has become one of the top spots for Black technology workers. And Microsoft has expanded its presence in the city and will open a new office at Atlantic Station.

Georgia may have only one car-manufacturing plant, Kia’s West Point, which opened in 2009. But the state has a growing presence in the automotive ecosystem, which has shifted from the Midwest to the Southeast.

SK Innovation is building a $2.6 billion plant on I-85 near Commerce to make batteries for electric vehicles made by Ford and Volkswagen, one of the largest economic-development projects in state history.

A cluster of suppliers to Kia have opened near the plant. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche maintain their North American headquarters in metro Atlanta. Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, which owns the AJC, is a major player in the automotive industry.

Georgia also has extensive infrastructure to support automakers’ transportation and shipping needs. The Port of Savannah is one of the largest ports on the East Coast and has gained market share after its channel was deepened to handle larger ships. Hartsfield-Jackson International is the world’s busiest airport. In between are major highways and railways.

The state funds research and development for the automotive industry. The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute has conducted engineering studies for Ford and Michelin. The city of Peachtree Corners opened a test track for autonomous vehicles in 2019.

And Georgia has been aggressive at chasing economic-development projects under Kemp and former Gov. Nathan Deal. The state provides generous tax incentives and touts Georgia’s lack of labor unions and regulations as ways for companies to save money. Area Development magazine, a trade publication, has named Georgia the “top state for doing business” for seven consecutive years.

Apple would save money and time by avoiding the need for environmental studies and other permits and approvals since the West Point plant is already open.

“A lot of the risks and question marks will have been taken out,” said John Gornall, an economic development attorney at Arnall Golden Gregory who isn’t involved in the talks.

Car and Driver magazine said it would make sense for Apple to partner with Kia instead of building a manufacturing business itself. Apple would supply software, battery technology and the car’s design, and Kia would handle engineering and mechanical issues. Apple has similar partnerships to manufacture its smartphones.

Electric vehicles appear to have a bright future. General Motors said last month it will phase out gas-powered cars by 2035. The stock market capitalization of Tesla, a fast-growing electric vehicle maker, recently topped $800 billion. The Biden administration has made climate-change policies a top priority.

There still is no consensus on when, or if, self-driving vehicles will take hold. The technology that supports self-driving vehicles can’t handle unexpected obstacles, like a dog running in the road, said Brian Johnson, who manages Peachtree Corners’ test track.

“We have awesome technology for autonomous vehicles, but the real world is full of curveballs and it’s hard for computers to handle those,” he said.

Regulatory and technological hurdles also remain before fleets of fully autonomous vehicles hit the nation’s streets. The Coalition for Future Mobility, a trade group, last year urged Congress in a letter to set policies that ensure “rigorous safety standards for continued development and safe deployment of (automated vehicle) technologies.”

Eric Tanenblatt, who was chief of staff to Gov. Sonny Perdue, sees a roadmap. He expects self-driving trucks to lead the way, before self-driving cars become commonplace, and that the process could take as little as four to five years.

“Self-driving cars are a lot closer than many people think,” said Tanenblatt, who leads the autonomous vehicles group at law firm Dentons.

– Staff reporters Greg Bluestein and J. Scott Trubey contributed to this article.

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Rapper Silento Reveals Battle with Depression

DRS. EXCLUSIVE: Rapper Silento opens up about his battle with depression.

Posted by The Doctors on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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Kittle, a retired businessman who voted for Greene, agrees with her baseless allegations that Biden won the White House because of election fraud. He accused Biden of putting people out of work by canceling the Keystone XL oil pipeline and halting Donald Trump’s expansion of the southwest border wall.","_id":"Z6RMS6KW65DPJH7HIIHLH3RCWM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612359017463,"type":"text","content":"“He has done backed this country up. I don’t like him,” Kittle said of Biden before turning back to Greene: “Who is perfect in this world? Who does things that everybody has agreed with?”","_id":"T5W4IUAS5VGPHLEUG4X7YTYMCI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612359017464,"type":"text","content":"Don Pelfrey, a retiree from Dalton who ran a lawn management business, voted for Greene and stands by her. Referring to how Greene has reportedly endorsed executing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic politicians on social media, Pelfrey pointed to how Pelosi said recently that federal lawmakers face threats of violence from an “enemy” within Congress following the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.","_id":"SKL6CDWWVNB6ZKFHMNYM74HJJU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612359017465,"type":"text","content":"“Marjorie Greene ain’t said much any different” than Pelosi, he said. “We have got the enemy within — Biden and Pelosi herself.”","_id":"GEVKYVLAQ5ATFEQLFY72GCQ7JI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612359017466,"type":"text","content":"Greene, who ran unopposed in the general election after her Democratic opponent dropped out of the race, won nearly 75% of the vote in the 14th Congressional District, which stretches across more than 11 counties and encompasses the cities of Calhoun, Cedartown, Dalton and Rome. 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The congresswoman, he said, has attracted a lot of support in her district because “we like people to stand up and fight for us — I think she does a good job of that.”","_id":"K36P5TCNOJFLNJRWDHOGL73ATE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612359017468,"type":"text","content":"But Carpenter, who voted for Greene in the general election, said he would rather see her take on substantive issues, including fighting against increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.","_id":"ICQ3RZRYIFARDDU57UHINJ5MJI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612359017469,"type":"text","content":"“Once you have been elected, it is time to represent your people and it is time to kind of roll your sleeves up and get to work,” said the restaurateur. “Unfortunately, when you are dropping impeachment papers on the president and stuff like that, it just kind of creates a back-and-forth situation between you and the media that really at the end of the day is not good for our district and your ability to help us.”","_id":"2MWBVA4OEFBX7PVFDLGU6ATWD4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612456425635,"type":"text","content":"Another lawmaker from the district, Rome state Sen. 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Many voters interviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution knew of her controversial statements and either weren’t troubled by them or agreed with her.","_id":"T67KEKDOAVHYZMCKG5EGJ5WRIA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612456425645,"type":"text","content":"Lynn Laughter, a Republican and the former chair of the Whitfield County Commission, did not vote for Greene. Laughter disagrees with how Greene went on Twitter in November and ridiculed people wearing masks to stop the spread of COVID-19.","_id":"NIR3NPNMQBGRFDWLGQQTSMC77E","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612359017471,"type":"text","content":"As of Wednesday, Whitfield had the second-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people among Georgia’s 159 counties. The county has tallied more than 13,500 cases and 169 confirmed deaths from COVID-19. Among the dead are one of Laughter’s beloved colleagues, Roger Crossen, a pillar of the community who served alongside her on the Whitfield commission.","_id":"NRH4VOECUZBWHC3APX6H5TXI6Q","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612456425647,"type":"text","content":"Laughter doesn’t think Greene represents the majority of people in the district.","_id":"77SHPBMCHNBSLGGFVOWQEMVBCM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612359017472,"type":"text","content":"“I have been embarrassed by the things she has said, done and tweeted,” said Laughter, who operates a financial management company in Dalton.","_id":"NPMXIE7PSVAF3ELCZ6RJ2Z45SE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612359017473,"type":"text","content":"In contrast, Dianne Putnam, a Dalton resident who leads the Whitfield County Republican Party, is among Greene’s ardent supporters. Putnam agrees with Greene’s opposition to abortion. And like Greene, Putnam supports the unsubstantiated allegation that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.","_id":"XUN4MY2UWRFB5KYDKYLCIW456A","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612359017474,"type":"text","content":"Putnam said she has never heard Greene speak about QAnon ideology, which holds that Trump is confronting a secret cabal of Democratic pedophiles. 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He believes the pandemic is overblown and refuses to shop at stores that require face coverings.","_id":"2YFFGA3GCNCL3FLRVSBHRKKGFI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612359017478,"type":"text","content":"“What is happening to her in Congress is a travesty,” said Thurman, who voted for Greene. “The GOP leadership is starting to put pressure on her. And we know the Democrats are going to put pressure on her. But she is standing her ground, and she is doing exactly what we elected her to do.”","_id":"O4K26D3YLFBR7LZB55FTBJQH54","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612359017479,"type":"text","content":"Chaka Johnson, a hotel manager from Rome, voted for Trump in 2016, believing his business experience would give him an edge. But she rejected his harsh rhetoric against immigrants and his administration’s efforts to split up families illegally crossing the southwest border, and she switched her vote to Biden in November. 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On 12/27/2020 at approximately 6:20 AM, Carlos Rernard Taylor is accused of entering and burglarizing Perimeter Mall as...

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