Tech

Waymo to Sell Lidar for Non-Auto Applications

March 07, 2019 at 9:38 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit hopes to lower the cost of its lidar sensors by building a market for them beyond the auto industry.

Kia Concept Imagines the Future

March 06, 2019 at 2:52 PM

Kia Motors Corp. says its Imagine concept car could preview design elements of the company’s future electric vehicles.

AWD Chrysler Pacifica Minivan in the Works?

March 06, 2019 at 12:13 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reportedly may add an all-wheel-drive variant of the front-drive Chrysler Pacifica minivan in the U.S. and Canada.

Hyundai-Kia to Offer Smartphone-Based Digital Key

March 06, 2019 at 2:00 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate are introducing a feature that will enable customers to unlock and start their vehicles with a smartphone.

Conti, Hewlett-Packard Partner on Blockchain Tech

February 28, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Continental AG and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) have developed a blockchain-based data-sharing platform they aim to launch later this year.

FedEx to Test Autonomous Delivery “Bot”

February 28, 2019 at 11:39 AM

FedEx Corp. plans to begin testing a small, autonomous delivery robot in commercial applications this summer in select U.S. cities.

Geely to Launch 5G Connected Cars in 2021

February 27, 2019 at 11:46 AM

China’s Geely Automobile Holding Co. says it will offer vehicle-to-everything communications in production vehicles starting in 2021.

Rivian Files Patent for Removable Auxiliary Battery

February 26, 2019 at 11:44 AM

Plymouth, Mich.-based electric vehicle startup Rivian Automotive LLC has filed a U.S. patent for a range-extending, removable auxiliary battery that could be stored in the pickup bed of its upcoming R1T EV.

Consortium Targets Components for Fuel Cell Trucks

February 26, 2019 at 10:27 AM

Hyundai, Nikola Motor and Toyota and three hydrogen suppliers have agreed to develop standardized fueling hardware for fuel cell-powered heavy-duty trucks.

SEAT, IBM to Develop Multi-Mode Urban Nav App

February 25, 2019 at 5:16 PM

Volkswagen's SEAT brand and IBM Corp. are collaborating on a smartphone app to help users employ multiple transport modes to navigate through urban areas.

Daimler Tests Blockchain Security Tech on Supply Contracts

February 25, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has begun using a blockchain security system in pilot programs with select suppliers.

HERE Partners on Mapping in China

February 25, 2019 at 3:54 PM

Europe's HERE Global BV has partnered with China's NavInfo Co. Ltd. to extend its mapping, location, routing, traffic and navigation services into the Chinese market.