Tech

Ford SUV Adds “Calm Screen” Digital Display

April 04, 2019 at 9:48 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s redesigned Explorer SUV will offer a 12.3-inch digital display cluster with a “Calm Screen” setting that simplifies readouts for drivers.

Fujitsu Touts Faster Deep Learning

April 01, 2019 at 10:17 AM

Japan’s Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. claims its latest artificial intelligence software enables the world’s fastest machine learning processing.

Siemens Joins VW/Amazon Industrial Cloud

March 29, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Siemens AG will be the integration partner for the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud platform the carmaker is developing with Amazon Web Services.

Aptiv Touts Open-Source Dataset for Autonomous Cars

March 28, 2019 at 10:50 AM

Aptiv plc has created an open-source dataset that developers of autonomous driving systems can use for free.   

VW, Amazon Partner on Cloud-Based Industrial Platform

March 27, 2019 at 3:18 PM

Volkswagen Group and Amazon Web Services have launched a multi-year partnership to link data from 122 VW facilities worldwide through a single cloud-based database.

Toyoda Touts Lightweight Turbo Duct

March 27, 2019 at 11:27 AM

Toyoda Gosei Co. says its all-plastic turbocharger duct is half the weight of current multi-material designs.    

Japan Makes Coding Mandatory in Elementary School

March 27, 2019 at 1:01 AM

Japan says it will make basic computer programming a required subject in its elementary schools, beginning in April 2020.

Volvo CEO Warns Against “Irresponsible” Claims for Automated Cars

March 25, 2019 at 5:03 PM

Touting semi-autonomous vehicles as more capable than they really are risks killing a technology that “might be the best lifesaver in the history of the car,” declares Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson.

China’s Carmakers Call for Connectivity Standards

March 25, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Several of China’s largest carmakers are calling for the country to set unified rules for the “internet of vehicles” that will enable cars to communicate with each other and their environment.

Ricardo Software Aims to Curb Motion Sickness

March 25, 2019 at 11:05 AM

U.K. engineering specialist Ricardo plc is developing software to help reduce the potential for motion sickness in next-generation cars.

Steel’s Role in EVs, Autonomous Cars

March 25, 2019 at 2:56 AM

Demand for advanced high-strength steels will continue as carmakers launch more electric and self-driving vehicles, says SMDI’s Jody Hall.

Hyundai Touts Redesigned Sonata Platform

March 22, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. says the third-generation Sonata midsize sedan’s all-new platform is lighter, safer, stronger and more durable than the previous architecture, while enabling improved driving dynamics.