Tech

Faurecia to Open R&D Center for Hydrogen Tanks

July 08, 2019 at 9:43 AM

Faurecia SA plans to open a center of expertise for hydrogen storage systems at the company’s research and development center in Bavans, France.

Toyota to Supply Fuel Cell Tech for FAW-Higer Buses in China

July 08, 2019 at 12:11 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to supply fuel cell technology to Chinese carmaker FAW Group and Higer Bus Co.

EU Rejects Wi-Fi-Based Car-to-Car Communications

July 04, 2019 at 6:55 PM

Member nations of the European Union voted earlier today against endorsing a short-range wi-fi system for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, buoying backers of a cellular-based alternative.

BMW, Daimler Finalize Deal on Autonomous Vehicles

July 04, 2019 at 1:42 PM

BMW AG and Daimler AG have finalized a long-term agreement to collaborate on driver-assist and Level 4 automated driving systems.

China Rolls Out Strict Auto Emission Standards

July 02, 2019 at 3:49 PM

China has implemented tough new pollution limits for passenger vehicles that would slash their emissions by at least 40% by 2023.

Ford Readies Electrified Models for Europe

July 02, 2019 at 11:16 AM

Ford Motor Co. tells reporters it is developing a family of electrified vehicles specifically for the European market.

MicroSnap: Flexible Pods for Last-Mile Transport

July 01, 2019 at 1:26 AM

Mobility visionary Rinspeed AG’s new MicroSNAP concept features self-driving, electric mini-“skateboards” that carry a wide variety of plug-in pods for last mile transport of people or goods.

Tesla Blames Shanghai Car Fire on Battery Module Failure

June 28, 2019 at 2:47 PM

Tesla Inc. says a highly publicized fire that broke out in one of its parked electric cars in Shanghai two months ago was caused by the failure of a single battery module.

Boeing Partners with Air Taxi Startup

June 27, 2019 at 7:28 AM

Aerospace giant Boeing Co. has formed a strategic partnership with Silicon Valley-based startup Kitty Hawk Corp. to commercialize air taxi applications.

Apple Buys Autonomous-Driving Startup Drive.ai

June 26, 2019 at 12:09 AM

Apple Inc. confirms it has acquired Drive.ai, a struggling Silicon Valley-based developer of artificial intelligence-based software for self-driving vehicles.

Baidu Leads Wave of Autonomous-Car Tests in China

June 25, 2019 at 3:25 PM

Changsha and Guangzhou have approved testing licenses for about 70 autonomous vehicles spread among 10 companies.

Use of Stop-Start Systems Surges in U.S. Light Trucks

June 25, 2019 at 2:35 PM

The penetration rate of automatic stop-start engine systems grew to 36% of non-electrified light trucks sold in the U.S. during the 2018 model year, according to the Dept. of Energy.