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.

Ford Patents Add-On Controls for Self-Driving Cars

August 18, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Ford Motor Co. has patented a system that would allow a steering wheel and foot pedals to be installed or removed as needed as carmakers transition to autonomous vehicles.

Delphi Buys Stake in Israeli Lidar Company

August 18, 2017 at 2:29 PM

Delphi Automotive plc has made an unspecified minority investment in Israel-based Innoviz Technologies Inc., a two-year-old maker of solid-state lidar sensors for self-driving vehicles.

Let the Eclipse Shine, Volvo Style

August 17, 2017 at 12:46 PM

Volvo Car Corp. has designed a special sunroof cover for its XC60 large crossover model that will allow occupants to safely view next week’s solar eclipse from inside their vehicle.

Autoliv Partners with Seeing Machines on Driver Monitoring Tech

August 17, 2017 at 12:42 PM

Swedish safety systems supplier Autoliv Inc. is partnering with Australia-based Seeing Machines Ltd. to develop next-generation driver monitoring systems for self-driving vehicles.

Bimmer M3/M4 Cars Give Carbon Fiber the Shaft

August 15, 2017 at 12:20 PM

BMW AG’s M3 and M4 performance cars are shifting from lightweight carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) driveshafts to traditional steel units to allow the installation of particulate filters to help meet tougher emissions requirements.

U.S. Roadway Fatalities Down Slightly

August 15, 2017 at 8:54 AM

The number of traffic-related deaths in the U.S. fell 1% through the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2016 but are up 8% over like-2015, according to preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council (NSC). 

Partners Team Up on Driver Monitoring, Gesture Control Tech

August 14, 2017 at 8:00 AM

St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Jabil Inc. and Israel’s eyeSight Technologies Ltd. have developed a sensor that integrates driver monitoring and gesture control technologies.

Camaro ZL1 Headed to NASCAR

August 11, 2017 at 7:26 AM

General Motors Co. is switching its NASCAR Cup Series race car to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which will replace the discontinued Chevy SS next season in the premier stock car series.

Consortium Seeks “Edge” for Connected Vehicles

August 10, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Toyota Motor Corp., Denso Corp., Intel Corp. and several communications and big data companies have formed a consortium to expand and improve cloud-computing capabilities to support “big data” requirements of emerging connected vehicle systems.

Report: Next-Gen Yuasa EV Battery to Double Driving Range

August 08, 2017 at 11:34 AM

Lithium Energy Japan (LEJ) plans to launch a new lithium-ion battery in 2020 that can provide twice the driving range of current battery packs used in small electric vehicles, The Nikkei reports.

Seatbelt Usage Lags in Rear Seats

August 04, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Seven in 10 (72%) adults in the U.S. say they always wear a seatbelt when riding in the rear seat of a vehicle vs. 91% who do so in the front seat, according to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).