Tech

Ford Touts European Speed-Limit Tech

April 28, 2017 at 10:51 AM

Ford Motor Co. says its optional “intelligent speed limiter” technology was specified on about two-thirds of the vehicles it was offered on in Europe last year.

Honda Civic Type R Moves to the Front of the Ring

April 26, 2017 at 2:08 PM

Honda Motor Co.’s 2017 Civic Type R has set a new record for a production front-wheel-drive car at Germany’s famed Nurburgring Nordschleife course.

Uber Aims to Launch Flying Car Tests in 2020

April 25, 2017 at 2:18 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. plans to begin passenger tests of flying taxis in Dallas and Dubai by 2020.

Hyundai Fixes Cyber Security Vehicle Threat

April 25, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has fixed a software flaw in a smartphone app that had made vehicles in the U.S. susceptible to being hacked into and stolen, Reuters reports.

Amazon Team Targets Autonomous Vehicle Opportunities

April 24, 2017 at 3:57 PM

Amazon.com is evaluating various business opportunities related to self-driving vehicles.

Mercedes Adds Remote Telematics Assistants

April 24, 2017 at 10:06 AM

Daimler AG says owners of all 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz models in the U.S. now can integrate Alphabet Inc.’s Google Home Assistant and Amazon.com’s Alexa systems into their vehicles.

Future Genesis Models to Get Downsized Headlights

April 19, 2017 at 12:30 AM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s upscale Genesis unit plans to use smaller headlights in future vehicles to reflect the move toward autonomous driving.

Truck Platooning Startup Secures More Funding

April 17, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Mountain View, Calif.-based Peloton Technology says it raised $60 million through a second round of financing for its commercial truck platooning technology.

Toyota Develops Walking Rehabilitation Device

April 17, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Toyota Motor Corp.'s robotics unit has developed a medical device to help people with lower limb paralysis relearn how to walk.

U.S. Connected-Car Rule Faces Opposition

April 17, 2017 at 9:33 AM

Plans to equip all new cars sold in the U.S. to exchange data about their location, direction and speed with others around them are facing multiple regulatory hurdles, Bloomberg News notes.

Student Teams to Compete in Autonomous Vehicle Challenge

April 17, 2017 at 6:55 AM

Teams from eight universities in the U.S. and Canada have been selected to compete in the AutoDrive Challenge to develop and demonstrate fully autonomous vehicles.

Bosch Patches Security Flaw in Smartphone App

April 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH has issued a software update to fix a security flaw that enables hackers to remotely take control of a moving vehicle and bring it to a stop.