Tech

McLaren Ramps Up Carbon Fiber Plant

March 22, 2019 at 10:08 AM

McLaren Automotive Ltd.’s new Composite Technology Center in Sheffield, England, has produced its first prototype carbon fiber chassis.

Volvo to Standardize “Care Key” Speed Limiter

March 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Volvo Cars plans to standardize a device that allows users to limit the top speed of their vehicle, starting in the 2021 model year.

F-150 Pickup Earns Top Score in IIHS Crash Test

March 21, 2019 at 4:34 PM

The Ford F-150 fullsize pickup truck outperformed 10 rivals in the latest batch of passenger-side front crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Volvo Plans Cameras to Monitor Bad Drivers

March 21, 2019 at 1:15 AM

Volvo Car Corp. plans a system that monitors the driver for signs of intoxicated or distracted behavior and slows or stops the vehicle if necessary to prevent a crash.

UPDATE: Vietnam-Backed Hackers Target Carmakers

March 20, 2019 at 1:27 PM

Cyber attacks against carmakers by “state-aligned” hackers in Vietnam reportedly have accelerated sharply this year, Bloomberg News reports.

Microsoft Connectivity Tech to Debut Later this Year

March 20, 2019 at 9:11 AM

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance will launch the first applications of Microsoft Corp.’s cloud-based connectivity vehicle technology later this year.

Toyota First in Line for Nvidia Development System

March 19, 2019 at 12:42 PM

Silicon Valley-based Nvidia Corp. is introducing a new simulation tool to aid the development and testing of automated driving technologies.

Speeding EV, Autonomous Car Development

March 18, 2019 at 3:05 AM

Dassault Systemes has expanded its core expertise in software for design and engineering to vehicle electrification, autonomous cars and advanced driver aid systems.

Kia Joins Audi on Amazon’s Home Charger Shopping List

March 14, 2019 at 4:07 PM

Owners of Kia Motors Corp.’s plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles now can buy a 240-volt home charging system for the cars on Amazon.com.

Toyota Shoots for the Moon with Fuel Cell Lunar Rover

March 12, 2019 at 12:35 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is working with Japan's space agency to develop a manned lunar rover that will be powered by a fuel cell-electric system.

Waymo to Sell Lidar for Non-Auto Applications

March 07, 2019 at 9:38 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit hopes to lower the cost of its lidar sensors by building a market for them beyond the auto industry.

Kia Concept Imagines the Future

March 06, 2019 at 2:52 PM

Kia Motors Corp. says its Imagine concept car could preview design elements of the company’s future electric vehicles.