Tech

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.

Kia Stinger, Nissan Leaf Win New J.D. Power Engineering Awards

April 15, 2019 at 9:41 AM

The Kia Stinger sedan and Nissan Leaf electric car were the highest-ranked all-new and redesigned 2018-model vehicles, respectively, in the U.S. by J.D. Power.

VSI: Helping Developers Integrate Safety, Autonomy

April 15, 2019 at 2:34 AM

Minneapolis-based VSI Labs advises designers of active safety and automated driving systems on planning and engineering during the early stages of development.

ArcelorMittal Extends Use of Integrated Steel Door Tech

April 11, 2019 at 3:45 PM

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal is expanding applications for the innovative door ring system it developed with Honda Motor Co. to other carmakers.

GMC’s Optional Carbon Fiber Pickup Bed Finally Ready

April 11, 2019 at 10:58 AM

General Motors Co.’s GMC unit is finally ready to introduce a carbon fiber cargo bed option on select models of the Sierra fullsize pickup truck in June.

Honda Files Patent for Fuel Cell Motorcycle Tech

April 10, 2019 at 7:15 PM

Honda Motor Co. has filed a U.S. patent application for an air-intake system for a fuel cell-powered motorcycle.