Tech

Cadillac to Upgrade Super Cruise Tech

April 30, 2019 at 6:32 AM

General Motors Co.’s Cadillac unit will introduce an upgraded version of its Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system next year as it expands availability of the technology throughout its lineup by 2021.

JLR Tests “Smart Wallet” Tech

April 29, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is testing a blockchain-based software that drivers can use to receive crypto-currency credits for sharing road information about traffic, nearby emergency vehicles and potholes.

All Future Mercedes AMG Models to Get AWD

April 29, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-AMG performance unit will standardize all-wheel drive on all next-generation vehicles.

U.S. Opens Criminal Probe into Ford Emission Testing

April 26, 2019 at 9:51 AM

The U.S. Dept. of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into Ford Motor Co.’s emission testing methods.

IIHS Calls for Improved Rear-Seat Protection

April 25, 2019 at 1:08 PM

Carmakers need to improve the safety restraints they install for rear seat passengers, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Ford Joins Amazon Connectivity Platform

April 24, 2019 at 11:13 AM

Ford Motor Co. and its Autonomic affiliate have signed a multi-year deal to work with Amazon Web Services on connected vehicle technologies.

Partners Launch HD Mapping Platform

April 23, 2019 at 4:49 PM

California-based chipmaker Ambarella Inc. and Chinese startup Momenta have developed a high-definition mapping platform for autonomous vehicles.

Ford Debuts Anti-Theft Key Fob in U.K.

April 22, 2019 at 1:45 PM

Ford Motor Co has developed a new system to help prevent unauthorized users from hacking into electronic key fobs.

Hyundai Touts Smartphone App for EV Settings

April 22, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Hyundai Motor Group says it has developed a smartphone app that will allow users to create and share various performance settings they can apply to other electric vehicles.

Report: Apple in Talks with Vehicle Sensor Suppliers

April 17, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Apple Inc. has discussed possible deals with at least four companies to supply next-generation lidar sensors used in self-driving vehicles, sources tell Reuters.

Volvo to Standardize V2V Tech in Europe

April 15, 2019 at 3:57 PM

Volvo Car Corp. is standardizing its connected-car technology on all 2020-model vehicles in Europe.

Study: 60% of Motorists Use Phone While Driving

April 15, 2019 at 2:07 PM

Three in five U.S. drivers—some 69 million people—use their smartphone at least once a day while operating their vehicles, according to Zendrive Inc.