EV-Hybrid

Timing the EV Revolution

October 09, 2017 at 2:58 AM

The auto industry is moving toward electrified powertrains quickly, but there are regional differences, says Eric Fedewa, senior manager of global market intelligence for Eaton’s Vehicle Group.

Tech

Adaptable Vehicle Interiors

October 02, 2017 at 2:00 AM

Equipping cars to drive themselves raises the question, What will you do when you’re not at the controls?

Tech

A More Shapely Home for Pistons

September 25, 2017 at 3:00 AM

For decades, engine builders have tried to give an engine’s pistons perfect cylinders in which to move up and down.

Tech

Getting the Weight Out

September 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM

The challenge of making cars lighter for the sake of efficiency is more important than ever as vehicle makers ponder hybrid, battery and fuel cell powertrains—all of which weigh more than traditional piston engines.

Business

Mining Data from Connected Vehicles

September 11, 2017 at 5:12 AM

Just one million self-driving cars on the road would “talk” to each other by making and using as much data per day as 40% of the world’s population consumes.

Sales

LMC Sales Outlook for 2017

September 04, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Global demand for new passenger vehicles will grow 2% this year, but volume in North America will decline by the same ratio, predicts Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of Forecasting for LMC Automotive.

Americas

Toyota’s Success in Latin America

August 28, 2017 at 2:05 AM

Car sales in Latin America plunged from 6.2 million units in 2013 to 4.2 million last year. But Toyota nearly doubled its market share in the same period.

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.