Tech

Airbiquity Named Telematics Provider of the Year

By: Steve Plumb - November 14, 2019 at 9:28 AM

Seattle-based Airbiquity Inc. has been named is this year’s Telematics Solution Provider as part of Tech Breakthrough’s annual Mobile Breakthrough Awards.

Mazda CX-30 Sets Top Mark in Euro Safety Tests

By: Steve Plumb - November 13, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Mazda Motor Corp.’s all-new CX-30 compact crossover vehicle earned a top five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program and scored a record-high 99% in the Adult Occupant Protection category.

Hyundai Readies Improved Noise-Canceling Tech

By: Steve Plumb - November 12, 2019 at 6:17 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. says it has developed a more effective active noise cancellation system to reduce noise in a car's passenger compartment.

Eastman Touts Bio-Plastic for Interior Applications

By: Steve Plumb - November 12, 2019 at 11:41 AM

Eastman Chemical Co. says is touting a “green” alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics for Class-A painted interiors surfaces.

Mahle Touts Improved Mild-Hybrid Battery

By: Steve Plumb - November 08, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Germany’s Mahle GmbH has developed a prototype 48-volt battery the company claims can boost fuel efficiency by 12% to 15% in mild-hybrid vehicles.  

Lambo, MIT Team Up on Supercapacitor Material

By: Steve Plumb - November 07, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Lamborghini SpA and researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have filed a patent for a new material that promises to significantly improve the performance of supercapacitors.

Chinese Air Taxi Developer Files for IPO

By: Steve Plumb - November 05, 2019 at 6:28 PM

Chinese drone maker Ehang, which is developing its own autonomous air taxi, aims to raise $100 million through an initial public stock offering.

Researchers Tout Fast-Charging EV Process

By: Steve Plumb - November 01, 2019 at 11:56 AM

Penn State University researchers say they have developed a method to fully recharge an electric vehicle battery in 10 minutes to provide as much as 300 miles of driving.

Porsche Confirms 911 Manual Gearbox Option

October 31, 2019 at 1:46 PM

Porsche AG is introducing a 7-speed manual transmission option on its flagship 911 sports car.

Ford Readies Updated Sync Infotainment Tech

By: Steve Plumb - October 30, 2019 at 9:54 AM

Next year Ford Motor Co. will launch the fourth generation of its Sync infotainment system that includes over-the-software update capability and other enhancements.

Singapore Expands Autonomous Vehicle Testing

October 28, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Singapore, which has allowed testing of self-driving vehicles on select areas of public roads since 2015, will gradually expand such programs to more than 1,000 km (620 miles) in coming years.

Ford Adds Geofence Hybrid Testing to Germany

October 28, 2019 at 9:43 AM

Ford Motor Co. soon will begin testing a geofencing system in Cologne, Germany, that automatically switches plug-in hybrid vehicles to all-electric mode when operating in zero-emission areas.