Tech

Toyota’s Advanced Safety Package Tops 10 Million Units

November 26, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it has sold more than 10 million vehicles worldwide that are equipped with the carmaker’s Safety Sense package.

Ford Aims to Deodorize New-Car Smell in China

November 20, 2018 at 2:24 PM

Ford Motor Co. has filed a U.S. patent application for a process that is said to help get rid of the so-called new-car smell in vehicles.

Study Shows Reduced Crash Rates for GM Vehicles with AEB/Collision Alerts

November 20, 2018 at 9:47 AM

General Motors Co. vehicles with automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning had 43% fewer crashes i than the same vehicles without the safety technologies, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

Natural Gas Could Power 50% of India’s New Cars by 2030

November 20, 2018 at 1:52 AM

A government proposal to install 10,000 compressed natural gas stations across India could drive sales of CNG-fueled cars to 50% of the market by 2030.

Ford Patents Design that Houses Lidar in Side Mirrors

November 19, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Ford Motor Co. has received a patent for integrating lidar sensors into exterior rearview mirror assemblies for next-generation autonomous vehicles.

Lambo Shows Race Versions of Urus SUV

November 19, 2018 at 10:53 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini brand plans to launch a one-model race series for its Urus SUV in 2020.

Roechling’s Next-Gen Grille Shutters

November 19, 2018 at 1:37 AM

Roechling SE & Co.’s next-generation active grille shutters can cut mass and cost as much as 30% and 20%, respectively, says Ryan Forman, N.A.head of innovation and business development.

KT Demos 5G Self-Driving Bus in Korea

November 16, 2018 at 10:17 AM

KT Corp., South Korea's largest telecommunications company, tested a self-driving bus equipped with 5G communications this week at Incheon International Airport in Seoul.

VW Hikes Tech Spending 29% to €44 Billion

November 16, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Volkswagen AG says it intends to spend nearly €44 billion ($50.2 billion) by 2023 on electrification, autonomous driving, mobility services and the digitization of its vehicles and plants.

JLR Tests V2X Traffic Light Tech

November 15, 2018 at 8:18 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is testing a vehicle-to-infrastructure system that can help motorists synchronize their speed to the timing of traffic lights.  

Nissan e-Power System Named Tech of the Year in Japan

November 14, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Nissan Motor Co.’s e-Power series-hybrid system in the Serena minivan has been named Technology of Year by the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan.

FEV, Metamoto Team on Autonomous Vehicle Simulation

November 14, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Engineering services giant FEV Group is collaborating with Metamoto Inc. on the Silicon Valley-based startup’s simulation technology to develop and test autonomous vehicles.