Tech

Electronic Adapatable Headlamps

August 21, 2017 at 2:09 AM

Your next car may come equipped with electronic headlamps that are permanently on “high” beam, yet create no glare.

Mobility

Consumer Awareness of Driver Aids

August 14, 2017 at 3:59 PM

A study by Robert Bosch LLC finds that half of Americans expect to own a self-driving vehicle within 10 years. “The excitement is there,” says Kay Stepper, vice president of automated driving North America.

VW Readies Microbus 2.0

August 07, 2017 at 12:10 AM

Volkswagen has been testing consumer interest for more than 15 years in a 21st century successor to the now-iconic microbus it introduced in 1950.

Tech

“Smart” Traffic Lights and Construction Zones

July 24, 2017 at 12:21 PM

The state of Michigan is testing several connected-car technologies designed to make driving safer, notes Kirk Steudle, director of the Dept. of Transportation.

Tech

Defense Consortium Seeks Auto Tech

July 18, 2017 at 9:40 AM

A new and well-funded consortium aims to bring to the U.S. military such auto technologies as lightweighting, connectivity and autonomous-driving systems.

Production

Stratasys Enables 3D Printing to Go Long

July 10, 2017 at 12:31 AM

Three-dimensional printing, which literally builds objects out of thin air, debuted more than 25 years ago.

Mobility

Testing On-Demand EV Car-Sharing

June 26, 2017 at 12:36 AM

Denso Corp. and the University of Michigan are evaluating results of a recent test involving three electric cars made available to a small test group of students to borrow whenever they wished and for as long as they wanted.

EV-Hybrid

Wireless EV Charging Goes Mainstream

June 19, 2017 at 1:37 AM

Wireless charging will debut as an option in some electric cars in 2018, says Chris Borroni-Bird, vice president of strategic development at Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a company that has helped pioneer the technology.

Business

Monetizing a Car’s Data

June 12, 2017 at 2:44 AM

Cars already use onboard sensors to generate mountains of data about themselves. But carmakers aren't yet monetizing such information.

Tech

The Power Demands of Self-Driving Technology

June 05, 2017 at 3:29 AM

The autonomous vehicles under development today need as much as 3 kilowatts of power to run their sensors, cameras and data processors, notes Chris Thomas, chief technology officer at BorgWarner Inc.

Mobility

Denso and MIT Ponder an Autonomous 3-Wheeler

May 29, 2017 at 3:52 AM

Denso and MIT are exploring the idea of automated three-wheelers that could carry passengers or be dispatched to robotically deliver parcels.

Mobility

Interiors: The Key for Autonomous Vehicles

May 22, 2017 at 2:04 AM

A radical change in the interiors of vehicles is coming as autonomous driving technologies free “drivers” to do other things, says Randy Miller, EY’s global automotive and transportation industry leader.