Tech

F-150 Raptor Gets Performance Shocks, Off-Road Tech

May 24, 2018 at 1:22 PM

Ford Motor Co. has added several performance features and other upgrades to the F-150 Raptor pickup truck.

Ohio State Students Win EcoCar Challenge Again

May 24, 2018 at 11:37 AM

A student team from Ohio State University has won this year’s phase of the EcoCar 3 competition, giving the university a sweep of the four-year program.

BMW Touts Performance of Redesigned X5 SUV

May 24, 2018 at 10:45 AM

BMW AG says the fourth-generation X5 SUV/crossover vehicle will feature an upgraded chassis and suspension to improve performance and comfort.

Consumer Groups Attack Tesla’s “Deceptive” Autopilot Claims

May 23, 2018 at 5:32 PM

Two consumer advocacy groups have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to curb Tesla Inc.’s “unfair and deceptive” claims about its semi-autonomous Autopilot feature.

Magna Hikes R&D Budget by $300 Million

May 23, 2018 at 10:24 AM

Magna International Inc. plans to increase spending on research and development by $100 million this year and by another $100 million in each of the next two years.

Hyundai Mobis Targets Autonomous Vehicle Sensors

May 21, 2018 at 4:08 PM

Hyundai Mobis Co. is developing several sensor technologies for autonomous vehicle systems.

PSA Teams with Engineering School to Reduce Engine Development Time

May 21, 2018 at 2:44 PM

PSA Group is launching a research partnership with French engineering school Ecole Centrale de Nantes to reduce the cost and time of developing next-generation powertrains.

Maybach Slides Ahead with Advanced Ride Control Tech

May 18, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Maybach unit is developing several new technologies to enhance the ride characteristics of future models.

Magna, Renesas Partner on Surround-View Camera

May 17, 2018 at 11:43 AM

Magna International Inc. is teaming up with Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp. on a 3D surround view camera system designed to assist motorists in parking and low-speed driving maneuvers.

Honda Odyssey Wins Award for Steel Innovation

May 17, 2018 at 9:35 AM

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) awarded its “Automotive Excellence Award” to Honda Motor Co. for the use of advanced high-strength steel in the 2018 Odyssey minivan.

Hyundai Projects Future Hologram Tech

May 16, 2018 at 2:08 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. is working with supplier affiliate Hyundai Mobis Co. on a number of next-generation technologies, including a system that can project holographic images in a vehicle’s interior.

Denso Goes Retro with Driver Monitoring Device for Commercial Vehicles

May 16, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Denso Corp. has begun selling a driver status monitor that can be retrofitted into current vehicles.