Volvo to Offer Driver-Facing Cameras

January 03, 2019 at 8:07 AM

Volvo Car Corp. will offer driver-facing, in-vehicle cameras as an option in select markets later this year.

Advanced Electronics at Hella

December 31, 2018 at 1:44 AM

Hella Group may be best-known for its vehicle lighting products, and it continues to innovate in that market with such technologies as matrix beam lighting.

BASF Touts Lidar-Friendly Coatings

December 20, 2018 at 4:10 PM

Chemical giant BASF SE says it has developed a coating technology to help lidar sensors in autonomous cars better detect nearby dark-colored vehicles.

VW Brand Predicts €1 Billion Revenue from Online Services

December 20, 2018 at 1:06 PM

Volkswagen AG’s VW brand says it expects to generate €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in annual revenue by 2025 from the global wireless services network it is building.

Mitsubishi Joins Renault-Nissan-Mercedes Tech Group

December 18, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has agreed to join as a non-equity partner in a broad technology-sharing alliance with Daimler, Nissan and Renault.

Hyundai Debuts Fingerprint I.D. Tech

December 18, 2018 at 11:17 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. is introducing a system in China on its Santa Fe crossover that allows users to unlock and start the vehicle via fingerprint scanners.

Audi Readies “Immersive” Entertainment System

December 12, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Audi AG is developing a next-generation infotainment technology that the carmaker hails as an “immersive” experience.

New SEAT SUV Brakes for Cyclists

December 12, 2018 at 1:15 PM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit is introducing a new safety system on the 2019 Tarraco SUV/crossover vehicle to help prevent collisions with bicyclists.

Hyperloop Company Forms JV with German Logistics Firm

December 06, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Los Angeles-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. has formed a joint venture with a German logistics firm to develop high-speed hyperloop technology to transport shipping containers.

Honda Touts Fluoride-Ion Battery

December 06, 2018 at 3:32 PM

Honda Motor Co. is developing a fluoride-based battery chemistry that promises 10 times the energy density of current lithium-ion units.

Fiat Panda Flunks European Safety Test

December 06, 2018 at 11:39 AM

The 2018 Fiat Panda minicar received a zero-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program’s latest assessment—joining the 2017 Fiat Punto as the only vehicles to score so poorly.

Toyota Device Prevents Accidental Acceleration

December 06, 2018 at 2:52 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has unveiled a sensor-based system that prevents cars from speeding out of control when the operator mistakes the accelerator for the brake pedal.