Tech

TDK Developing Wireless Charging System for EVs

February 23, 2018 at 2:45 AM

TDK Corp., the Japanese maker of magnets, sensors and electronics, is the latest company to jump into the fledgling market for wireless charging systems for electric vehicles.

Rolls-Royce SUV to Offer Premium Tailgate Seats

February 22, 2018 at 12:34 PM

BMW AG’s Rolls-Royce Motor Car unit’s upcoming Cullinan crossover/SUV will be equipped with high-end “viewing seats” that fold down and extend out from the rear cargo area.

SpaceX Launches Broadband Satellites

February 22, 2018 at 11:20 AM

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched two experimental satellites for its proposed Stalink global broadband service this morning.

Faurecia Targets Fuel Cell Applications

February 20, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Faurecia SA expects fuel cell vehicles to account for 2% of new vehicle sales worldwide by 2030.

Toyota Halves Rare Earth Metal Content in EV Motors

February 20, 2018 at 9:33 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it has developed magnets for electric motors that require as little as 50% as much rare earth metals.

VW to Equip All Euro Models with V2X Capability in 2019

February 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Volkswagen AG is accelerating its rollout plans for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication systems.

Austin Dillon Wins Daytona 500 in Chevy Camaro ZL1

February 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Austin Dillon took the lead for the first time on the final lap of yesterday’s Daytona 500 and held on to win the race in his Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Visteon’s Open Platform System for Self-Driving Vehicles

February 19, 2018 at 2:01 AM

Visteon Corp. is developing DriveCore, an open platform to control and operate autonomous vehicles.

Toyota Exec: Automated Ride-Hailing Could End Mass-Market Cars

February 15, 2018 at 2:37 PM

The rise of self-driving, on-demand shuttles eventually will eliminate demand for mass-market cars, Toyota Motor Corp. design chief Simon Humphries tells Reuters.

VW Studying Apple for EV Design Inspiration

February 15, 2018 at 2:12 PM

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand is using Apple Inc.’s smartphones and other devices as styling benchmarks for upcoming electric vehicles.

GM Taps DOE Supercomputer for Diesel Combustion Modeling

February 14, 2018 at 11:29 AM

General Motors Co. is using a U.S. Dept. of Energy supercomputer to improve the combustion process and reduce emissions for diesel-powered cars.

Australian Mining Company Expands Autonomous Truck Fleet

February 13, 2018 at 11:51 AM

Mining and metals giant Rio Tinto Group plans to retrofit 60 trucks with autonomous driving technology to grow its self-driving fleet in western Australia to 140 vehicles by the end of 2019.