Tech

Bosch Touts 3D Digital Display for Drivers

August 12, 2019 at 12:17 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH has unveiled a 3D effect for digital displays in cars that the company says can convey information to drivers faster and more precisely.

Making Autonomous Driving Tech Market-Ready

August 12, 2019 at 1:40 AM

Wind River helps developers of advanced autonomous-driving systems deliver safety-certified and production-ready results, says Peter Brown, chief automotive architect.

Yazaki Develops Carbon Fiber-Aluminum Wiring Harnesses

August 09, 2019 at 1:46 PM

Yazaki Corp. aims to replace traditional copper wiring harnesses with units made from lightweight carbon fiber nanotubes and aluminum.

Japan’s Musashi Invests in Solid-State Battery Developer

August 09, 2019 at 9:53 AM

Japan’s Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co. has made an unspecified investment in KeraCel Inc., a Silicon-Valley-based startup developing solid-state batteries that can be produced via 3D-printing technology.

IIHS Says Knee Airbags Aren't Effective

August 08, 2019 at 2:13 PM

Knee airbags, an increasing feature in new cars, have little effect in reducing injuries and may even increase the risk for occupants, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Subaru Extends Use of Facial Recognition Tech

August 08, 2019 at 10:36 AM

Subaru Corp. is expanding the availability of its DriverFocus facial recognition technology, which debuted last year on the Forester SUV, to more models.

Tesla Defends Safety Claims

August 08, 2019 at 9:11 AM

Tesla Inc. insists its Model 3 electric car is the safest vehicle ever tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a statement challenged by the agency itself.

Study: Adaptive Cruise Control Can Cut Fuel Usage by 7%

August 07, 2019 at 6:00 PM

The use of adaptive cruise control (ACC) can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 7%, according to a new study.

Toyota Readies Next-Gen ADAS Tech

August 07, 2019 at 9:53 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is introducing an updated version of its advanced driver-assist Safety Sense technology in its 2020 models this year.

VW Adds Connectivity, Safety Tech to U.S. Lineup

August 07, 2019 at 7:43 AM

Volkswagen AG says its 2020-model lineup in the U.S. will include more standard safety features, wi-fi and a new telematics system.

Pininfarina Battista Hits the Road

August 07, 2019 at 7:17 AM

Automobili Pininfarina will show the production version of the upcoming Battista electric supercar at this month’s Monterey Car Week in California.

Toyota Fuel Cell Bus Adds V2X, Safety Features

August 07, 2019 at 6:39 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is launching an updated version of its Sora fuel cell bus that features new safety systems and vehicle-to-everything communications.