Tech

Toyota Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions 40% in N.A.

July 24, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. hopes to lower the carbon footprint of its North America operations by 40% in three years.

GM Cruise Delays Autonomous Taxi Service

July 24, 2019 at 11:31 AM

GM Cruise LLC says its driverless taxis won’t be ready to deploy for paying customers this year after all.

Velodyne Buys Mapping Tech Startup

July 24, 2019 at 8:34 AM

Velodyne Lidar Inc. has acquired Mapper.ai, a 3-year-old San Francisco-based startup that specializes in mapping and localization software.

Honda Adds Amazon In-Vehicle Delivery Service

July 23, 2019 at 5:59 PM

Honda Motor Co. is partnering with Amazon.com to offer package deliveries directly owners’ of select 2019- and 2020-model vehicles equipped with the carmaker’s Honda/Acura Link Remote platform.

Lyft Shares Autonomous-Car Test Data

July 23, 2019 at 4:49 PM

Lyft Inc. has released research data from self-driving vehicle sensors and mapping systems.  

Bosch, Daimler to Start Driverless Parking Tests

July 23, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH and Daimler AG have been approved to begin testing their automated parking system without a safety driver in Stuttgart, Germany.

Volvo Invests in Medical Crash Data Startup

July 23, 2019 at 12:17 AM

Volvo Car Corp. has invested in Israeli startup MDGo Ltd., which turns crash data into a quick assessment of injuries to a car’s occupants and reports its results to nearby emergency room doctors.

Study: Drivers Likely to Miss Multiple Hazards

July 22, 2019 at 5:42 PM

Motorists who spot a traffic hazard are less likely to see a second simultaneous threat, says researchers at North Carolina State University.

Bimmer iNext EV Gets Funky Steering Wheel

July 22, 2019 at 5:05 PM

BMW AG’s upcoming iNext electric vehicle will feature an oddly shaped steering wheel intended to make it easier for drivers to transition from automated to manual driving.

BMW Adds 5G at Plants in China

July 22, 2019 at 10:50 AM

BMW AG’s joint venture with Brilliance Automotive Group Holdings in China has installed 5G communication networks at all three of its manufacturing facilities.

Testing EV Systems for Leaks

July 22, 2019 at 3:23 AM

Nobody wants water leaking into electric car battery packs. But keeping them dry can be a challenge, says Thomas Parker, North American automotive sales manager for Inficon Holding AG.

Prototype EVs Driving from China to Germany

July 22, 2019 at 1:36 AM

Two prototype electric SUVs made by Chinese carmaker Aiways have begun a 14,200-km (8,800-mile) test drive from Xian, China, to Frankfurt, Germany.