Tech

Many Driver Aids Are too Annoying

August 27, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Many drivers in the U.S. are switching off such aids as automatic lane-keeping because they find the constant alerts too irritating, says a new study by J.D. Power.

Toyota, Chinese Startup Partner on Autonomy

August 27, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is partnering with Chinese startup Pony.ai to develop and deploy self-driving vehicles in China.

Ford Files for Airbag Patent

August 27, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Ford Motor Co. has filed a U.S. patent for a driver airbag system that aims to enhance protection during offset front impact crashes.

Hyundai Touts Improved Electric Scooter

August 27, 2019 at 9:27 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. says its latest prototype electric scooter is lighter, more efficient and easier to drive than its original 2017 design.

Honda, Autoliv Ready Next-Gen Airbag

August 23, 2019 at 1:38 PM

Honda Motor Co. and Autoliv Inc. have developed a new airbag that promises to protect front-seat passengers better during offset front-impact accidents.

DoorDash Buys Autonomous Tech Startup

August 22, 2019 at 9:33 AM

Food delivery specialist DoorDash Inc. has acquired Scotty Labs, a Silicon Valley-based startup that’s developing technology for self-driving and remotely controlled vehicles.

Nissan JV Certified for 2nd-Life EV Batteries

August 21, 2019 at 9:52 AM

4R Energy, a joint venture between Nissan and Sumitomo, has become the first company to be certified by UL LLC for repurposing used electric vehicle batteries.

Porsche Invests in Israeli Vision Startup

August 21, 2019 at 2:39 AM

Porsche AG has joined a $19 million funding round for TriEye Technologies Ltd., an Israeli startup that is developing sensing technology that can “see” through bad weather.

JLR Eyes 3D Display

August 20, 2019 at 5:36 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is developing a 3D head-up display system that could be used to improve safety and enhance passenger entertainment.

Segway Readies Remote-Controlled Scooter Tech

August 20, 2019 at 4:32 PM

Segway-Ninebot Group says it has developed an electric scooter that can be guided to a central charging station via a remote operator.

New Waymo Tests Target Wet Florida Weather

August 20, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit is expanding tests of its self-driving car fleet to Florida this month to evaluate performance in heavy rainstorms.

Porsche Adds Apple Music

August 20, 2019 at 9:29 AM

Porsche AG will offer Apple Inc.’s live-streaming music service in new models sold in the U.S., starting this autumn with the Taycan electric sports car.