Tech

Gloomy Results for French Solar Road

August 19, 2019 at 2:37 PM

The 1-km (0.6-mile) solar road installed in late 2016 in northwest France has failed to meet expectations for the project, reports Le Monde.

Startup Licenses DOE Hydrogen Conversion Tech

August 19, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Knoxville, Tenn.-based Electro-Active Technologies Inc. is licensing two biorefinery technologies from the Dept. of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee to create hydrogen fuel from food waste.

Diesel Market Share Skids to 14% in India

August 16, 2019 at 2:09 AM

Diesel sales captured 14% of India’s passenger car market in April-June, down from a peak of 47% seven years ago.

Cooper Standard Gets Smart on Materials Development

August 15, 2019 at 5:23 PM

Cooper Standard Holdings Inc. says its new artificial intelligence-based process can reduce material development time by as much as 80%. 

CEO at Carbon Fiber Supplier SGL Resigns

August 15, 2019 at 10:57 AM

Juergen Koehler, the CEO of carbon fiber supplier SGL Group, will leave the company at the end of August after the supplier scrapped its business plan and slashed its outlook.

Audi E-tron First EV to Earn Top IIHS Safety Rating

August 15, 2019 at 1:51 AM

Audi AG’s e-tron crossover vehicle has become the first electric car to win the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest safety rating.

Hyundai Mobis Targets Commercial Truck Sensor Market

August 14, 2019 at 4:01 PM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s Hyundai Mobis parts affiliate will begin supplying its own radar and camera sensors for use in Hyundai commercial trucks next month, the Korea Herald reports.

Subaru Outback Offers Water-Friendly Interior

August 14, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Subaru Corp. is debuting a water-resistant seating upholstery on upscale versions of the redesigned 2020 Outback midsize crossover vehicle.

Bosch Touts Potential of Fuel Cell Vehicles

August 14, 2019 at 12:48 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH says fuel cell powertrains will play a growing role in next-generation vehicles, especially medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks.

Holographic Startup Lands Funding

August 14, 2019 at 10:40 AM

Light Field Lab Inc., a Silicon Valley-based startup which is developing hologram technology that doesn’t require virtual reality headsets, has raised $28 million in Series A funding.

Audi Q4 to Get Customizable Lights

August 13, 2019 at 3:42 PM

Audi AG’s upcoming Q4 e-tron electric vehicle will feature personalized headlights and taillights, Autocar reports.

Freightliner Launches Electric Trucks in U.S.

August 13, 2019 at 10:45 AM

Daimler AG’s Freightliner heavy-duty truck unit is launching full electric versions of the Cascadia big rig this month in the U.S.