Tech

Tesla Drops Full Self-Driving Tech Option

October 22, 2018 at 2:23 AM

Tesla Inc. has stopped promoting yet-to-be-developed “full self-driving” capability for its electric cars.

Europe Poised to Approve Wi-Fi Over G5 for Connectivity

October 19, 2018 at 4:39 PM

The European Commission is preparing to unveil draft legislation next month that would approve vehicle connectivity that uses high-speed wi-fi technology rather than next-generation cellular networks.

TenCate to Supply Composites for Aston Martin Valkyrie

October 18, 2018 at 5:24 PM

California-based TenCate Advanced Composites, which is part of Japan’s Toray Group, says it will supply carbon fiber and other composite materials for Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.’s upcoming Valkyrie hypercar. 

Daimler Invests in New Zealand HMI Firm

October 18, 2018 at 2:34 PM

Daimler AG is making an unspecified investment in Soul Machines Ltd., a New Zealand-based company that specializes in digital personal assistant systems.

Genesis Sedan Adds 3D Instrument Cluster

October 18, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s upscale Genesis unit is launching what it describes as the industry’s first 3D digital instrument cluster.

Tesla Promises More Powerful Chip to Run Autopilot

October 17, 2018 at 12:08 AM

Tesla Inc. is six months away from debuting a new computer chip that will vastly improve the performance of the company’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system.

U.K. Developers Seek Investors for Speed Record Attempt

October 15, 2018 at 11:05 AM

Bloodhound Programme Ltd., the U.K.-based company that aims to break the land speed record, has gone into administration and says it needs to raise £25 million ($32.9 million) to continue operations.

Mazda Enhances Torque Vectoring System

October 11, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. is launching the second generation of its G-Vectoring Control technology on all new models, starting with the updated CX-5 compact crossover vehicle.

Ford Puts Graphene to Work on New Models

October 10, 2018 at 12:09 PM

Ford Motor Co. will begin using small amounts of graphene in upcoming vehicles to improve strength and other performance characteristics.

EPA Ordered to Waive U.S. Curbs on E15 Ethanol Fuel

October 10, 2018 at 10:14 AM

As expected, President Donald Trump has eased restrictions on selling gasoline that contains 15% corn-based ethanol, a move championed by Midwest farm states.

Martinrea’s Hybrid-Material Subframe Tech

October 09, 2018 at 10:13 AM

Customers of Canada’s Martinrea International Inc. are moving from standard welded steel or hollow aluminum subframes to the company’s new hybrid system that integrates both materials.

White House Seeks to Ease Ethanol Limits

October 09, 2018 at 1:08 AM

The Trump administration aims to relax limits on the U.S. sale of E15, a gasoline blend that contains 15% ethanol. The White House is expected to announce the move today.