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.

Tech

Making the Case for 3D-Printed Car Parts

May 15, 2017 at 2:31 AM

Carmakers increasingly use 3D-printing to quickly create prototype parts for testing.

Mobility

Urgent Innovation Needed

May 08, 2017 at 2:18 AM

The auto industry faces more change in the next five years than it has seen in the past 20 years, says Anil Valsan, global automotive and transportation lead analysts for EY.

Tech

“Tailored” Weight-Saving

May 01, 2017 at 1:15 PM

For years carmakers have been cutting vehicle weight by stamping structural parts out of so-called tailored blanks, notes ArcelorMittal's Gagan Tandon.