Tech

Researchers Tout Contact Lens Polymer for EV Supercapacitors

June 23, 2017 at 6:33 AM

Researchers at the University of Surrey in England are developing a plastic based on soft contact-lens technology that could allow supercapacitors to be used in place of batteries to boost the performance of electric vehicles.

ZF, Hella Partner on Driver-Assist Sensor Systems

June 20, 2017 at 12:20 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. have formed a nonexclusive partnership to develop sensors and systems for driver aid features and autonomous vehicles.

Porsche Outlasts Toyota at Le Mans

June 19, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Veteran German driver Timo Bernhard piloted his Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car into the lead with about one hour to go at this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans, then held on to give Porsche its third straight victory at the famous endurance race.

Valeo, Cisco Partner on Parking Service for Autonomous Vehicles

June 16, 2017 at 5:03 PM

Valeo SA and Cisco Systems Inc. are launching a new automated parking service in France as part of a collaborative development between the companies.

Toyota Driver Sets Le Mans Lap Record

June 16, 2017 at 9:41 AM

Kamui Kobayashi set a lap record with a time of just under three minutes and 15 seconds during qualifying runs in his Toyota TS050 Hybrid around the 24 Hours of Le Mans’ Circuit de la Sarthe course to earn the pole position at this weekend’s endurance race.

Michelin Concept Envisions Next-Gen Tires

June 15, 2017 at 4:34 PM

Michelin & Cie. unveiled its Visionary Concept tire at this week’s Movin’ On sustainable mobility conference in Montreal.

IBM Joins BMW’s CarData Platform Project

June 14, 2017 at 3:51 PM

IBM Corp. has joined as a pilot partner for BMW’s new CarData open data platform.

2018 Chevy Traverse Gets Magna's Next-Gen LED Headlights

June 14, 2017 at 11:41 AM

Magna International Inc. has developed an integrated light-emitting-diode headlight system that will debut this year on General Motors Co.'s 2018 Chevrolet Traverse crossover vehicle.

Marvell Launches Integrated Communications Chip

June 13, 2017 at 10:42 AM

Santa Clara, Calif-based Marvell Semiconductor Inc. is introducing what it describes as the world’s first system-on-a-chip that integrates wi-fi, Bluetooth, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications capabilities.

Lightweight Materials on the Rise, Despite Increasing Vehicle Mass in U.S.

June 12, 2017 at 8:18 AM

The average passenger vehicle in the U.S. gained 300 lbs over 20 years, going from 3,694 lbs in 1995 to 3,994 lbs in 2014, according to an analysis by the U.S.

Audi Touts 48-Volt Mild Hybrid System

June 09, 2017 at 11:19 AM

Audi AG says its next-generation A8 sedan will feature a standard mild-hybrid system—but powered by 48 volts—when the flagship model bows later this year.

Magna Joins Mobility Tech Accelerator

June 08, 2017 at 5:27 PM

Magna International Inc. has joined RocketSpace Inc.’s new Mobility Tech Accelerator Program that aims to spur innovation by connecting startup companies with corporate partners.