Tech

Mazda Nixes Touchscreen Interfaces

February 20, 2019 at 2:20 PM

Mazda Motor Corp. has decided to help minimize driver distractions by not using tablet-like touchscreen control functions in its new vehicles.

BMW Seeks Tech Ideas to Cool Fast-Charging System

February 19, 2019 at 12:27 PM

BMW AG says next-generation fast-charging systems for electric vehicles will require new cooling methods to tackle higher heat dissipation demand without increasing noise levels.

Testing the Building Blocks for Self-Driving Vehicles

February 18, 2019 at 2:43 AM

VSI Labs helps developers of technologies for self-driving cars better understand how their products affect the vehicle’s overall performance.

Autoliv Utah Facility Produces 1 Billionth Airbag Inflator

February 15, 2019 at 8:51 AM

Autoliv Inc.’s Brigham City, Utah, facility this week produced its one billionth airbag inflator since the facility was opened in 1989.

Lambo SUV Adds 3D-Printed Parts

February 13, 2019 at 10:16 AM

Lamborghini SpA has begun using a pair of small 3D-printed parts in its Urus crossover vehicle.

Toyota Updates Crash Test Dummy Software

February 12, 2019 at 12:31 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has released the sixth version of its Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) virtual crash dummy software.

China’s Changan Demos 55 Autonomous Car Platoon

February 11, 2019 at 9:18 AM

Chongqing Changan Automobile Co. tested a 55-vehicle fleet of autonomous vehicles driving in line on a closed highway in China.

Sweden Opens AI Innovation Center

February 06, 2019 at 1:13 PM

Sweden’s Innovation Agency has opened a technical center in Gothenburg that will focus on developing artificial intelligence, deep learning technologies and related applications.

Japanese Partners Ready Compact EVs

February 04, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Consumer electronics giant Funai Electric Co. is teaming with startup Fomm Corp. to develop a compact electric sports car and a semi-amphibious mini-EV.

EV Racing to the Extreme

February 01, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Organizers of the Formula E electric vehicle race circuit, which began its fifth season in December, are launching an off-shoot series in which rugged SUVs will compete in extreme conditions. 

Mercedes Adds In-Car Infotainment Orders

January 30, 2019 at 10:49 AM

Buyers of select Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Europe are now able to purchase additional infotainment services directly through their vehicles’ audio system.

Mercedes Readies Safety Demonstration Vehicle

January 29, 2019 at 10:08 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit is developing an Experimental Safety Vehicle and will unveil it this summer.