Tech

GM, Michelin Partner on Airless Tires

June 04, 2019 at 3:47 PM

General Motors Co. is working with Michelin & Cie. to develop airless tires and introduce them in production vehicles by about 2024.

Ricardo Touts Cost Advantages of Central ECU

June 03, 2019 at 9:14 AM

Centralizing a vehicle's electronic controls in one high-powered unit could save as much as $500 per vehicle, according to Ricardo plc.

Flagship Bimmer EV to Get Curved Display

May 31, 2019 at 4:26 PM

BMW AG is developing a curved touchscreen display to launch in the all-new iNext electric crossover vehicle due in 2021.

JLR Develops Heated Steering Wheel Alert

May 31, 2019 at 9:42 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is developing a “sensory steering wheel” system that could supplement audio and visual driver alerts.

Defense Dept Seeks Funds to Bolster Rare-Earth Output

May 30, 2019 at 4:00 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Defense is asking for new funding to bolster U.S. capacity to produce rare earths minerals, 80% of which are currently supplied by China.

Fuel Cell Developer Touts Low-Cost, High-Power Design

May 29, 2019 at 11:04 AM

Singapore-based Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies says its patent-pending graphite bipolar plate technology doubles a fuel cell’s power density and cuts material costs 50%.

Honda EV to Feature Side Rearview Cameras

May 28, 2019 at 12:26 PM

The production version of Honda Motor Co.’s upcoming “Honda e” electric city car will feature side cameras rather than rearview mirrors.

BMW Launches Its First Over-the-Air Updates

May 28, 2019 at 9:37 AM

BMW AG has begun offering over-the-air software updates in select vehicles.

ArcelorMittal and Third-Gen Auto Steels

May 27, 2019 at 2:31 AM

In the past, moving to stronger steels meant accepting greater limits to formability. Now third-gen advanced steels are overcoming those challenges, says ArcelorMittal's Ram Iyer.

ZF, Partners Aim to Launch Solid-State Lidar by 2021

May 23, 2019 at 11:51 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen and its Ibeo Automotive Systems unit are partnering with Austria’s AMS AG to commercialize solid-state lidar sensors by 2021.

CR Blasts Tesla Automated Lane Change Feature

May 23, 2019 at 1:07 AM

A new automated lane-change feature in Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system can make dangerous moves that threaten the safety of other motorists, Consumer Reports says.

Chevy Adds Seatbelt Usage Tech for Teen Drivers

May 21, 2019 at 11:43 AM

General Motors Co. Chevrolet unit is adding a “Buckle to Drive” feature to its Teen Driver safety system, preventing vehicles from shifting out of park for 20 seconds unless the driver’s seatbelt is fastened.