Tech

Microsoft Connectivity Tech to Debut Later this Year

March 20, 2019 at 9:11 AM

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance will launch the first applications of Microsoft Corp.’s cloud-based connectivity vehicle technology later this year.

Toyota First in Line for Nvidia Development System

March 19, 2019 at 12:42 PM

Silicon Valley-based Nvidia Corp. is introducing a new simulation tool to aid the development and testing of automated driving technologies.

Speeding EV, Autonomous Car Development

March 18, 2019 at 3:05 AM

Dassault Systemes has expanded its core expertise in software for design and engineering to vehicle electrification, autonomous cars and advanced driver aid systems.

Kia Joins Audi on Amazon’s Home Charger Shopping List

March 14, 2019 at 4:07 PM

Owners of Kia Motors Corp.’s plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles now can buy a 240-volt home charging system for the cars on Amazon.com.

Toyota Shoots for the Moon with Fuel Cell Lunar Rover

March 12, 2019 at 12:35 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is working with Japan's space agency to develop a manned lunar rover that will be powered by a fuel cell-electric system.

Waymo to Sell Lidar for Non-Auto Applications

March 07, 2019 at 9:38 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit hopes to lower the cost of its lidar sensors by building a market for them beyond the auto industry.

Kia Concept Imagines the Future

March 06, 2019 at 2:52 PM

Kia Motors Corp. says its Imagine concept car could preview design elements of the company’s future electric vehicles.

AWD Chrysler Pacifica Minivan in the Works?

March 06, 2019 at 12:13 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reportedly may add an all-wheel-drive variant of the front-drive Chrysler Pacifica minivan in the U.S. and Canada.

Hyundai-Kia to Offer Smartphone-Based Digital Key

March 06, 2019 at 2:00 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate are introducing a feature that will enable customers to unlock and start their vehicles with a smartphone.

Conti, Hewlett-Packard Partner on Blockchain Tech

February 28, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Continental AG and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) have developed a blockchain-based data-sharing platform they aim to launch later this year.

FedEx to Test Autonomous Delivery “Bot”

February 28, 2019 at 11:39 AM

FedEx Corp. plans to begin testing a small, autonomous delivery robot in commercial applications this summer in select U.S. cities.

Geely to Launch 5G Connected Cars in 2021

February 27, 2019 at 11:46 AM

China’s Geely Automobile Holding Co. says it will offer vehicle-to-everything communications in production vehicles starting in 2021.