Tech

FEV’s Expertise in Advanced Mobility Systems

November 12, 2018 at 12:40 PM

For years FEV Group has expanding its global capabilities in traditional vehicle engineering services to encompass electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies.

Mazda3 to Get Mild Hybrid System

November 12, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Mazda Motor Corp.’s redesigned Mazda3 small car will be the first vehicle to offer the carmaker’s new mild-hybrid system.

Innoviz Lidar Wins CES “Best of Innovation” Award

November 09, 2018 at 10:37 AM

Israel’s Innoviz Technologies Inc.’s solid-state lidar system was selected as the “Best of Innovation” winner in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category by the organizers of the CES electronics show.

All-Wheel-Drive Prius Coming to U.S.?

November 09, 2018 at 9:16 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is expected to offer an all-wheel-drive variant of its Prius hybrid car in the U.S. next year.

VW Takes Quantum Step Toward Traffic Analysis

November 07, 2018 at 2:44 PM

Volkswagen AG plans to test a traffic management system in Barcelona next year that was developed using quantum computing.

Audi Adds Customization with Partial Matte Finish

November 06, 2018 at 2:37 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit is launching the first volume production application of a partial matte paint finish on its Q2 small crossover and R8 supercar.

Mazda Partners on Algae Biofuel Research in Japan

November 05, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. is teaming up with researchers at Hiroshima University and Tokyo Institute of Technology to develop micro-algae biofuels for next-generation piston engines

Bentley Touts High-Speed Wi-Fi Capability

November 05, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley unit claims its new Advanced Connectivity wi-fi system will provide the world’s fastest, most reliable and secure in-vehicle internet service.

Porsche Retakes ’Ring Record

November 02, 2018 at 11:09 AM

Porsche AG says its 911 GT2 RS sports car has set a new record for a production vehicle at Germany’s Nurburgring-Nordschleife course with a lap time of six minutes and 40 seconds.

Tesla to Upgrade Remote Control “Summon” Feature

November 02, 2018 at 10:03 AM

Tesla Inc. plans to introduce an advanced version of its Summon feature by year-end that will allow users to operate their vehicle remotely in certain situations via a smartphone app.

Polestar Puts Carbon Fiber to the (Crash) Test

November 01, 2018 at 4:42 PM

Volvo Car Corp.’s Polestar unit says the carbon fiber structure of its upcoming hybrid performance coupe performed has performed as it was designed to do during initial crash tests.   

JLR Aims to Put Motion Sickness to Rest

November 01, 2018 at 1:04 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. says it is developing technologies to detect and alleviate motion sickness in vehicles.