Tech

Many Driver Aids Are too Annoying

August 27, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Many drivers in the U.S. are switching off such aids as automatic lane-keeping because they find the constant alerts too irritating, says a new study by J.D. Power.

Ford Files for Airbag Patent

August 27, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Ford Motor Co. has filed a U.S. patent for a driver airbag system that aims to enhance protection during offset front impact crashes.

Honda, Autoliv Ready Next-Gen Airbag

August 23, 2019 at 1:38 PM

Honda Motor Co. and Autoliv Inc. have developed a new airbag that promises to protect front-seat passengers better during offset front-impact accidents.

Porsche Invests in Israeli Vision Startup

August 21, 2019 at 2:39 AM

Porsche AG has joined a $19 million funding round for TriEye Technologies Ltd., an Israeli startup that is developing sensing technology that can “see” through bad weather.

JLR Eyes 3D Display

August 20, 2019 at 5:36 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is developing a 3D head-up display system that could be used to improve safety and enhance passenger entertainment.

Porsche Adds Apple Music

August 20, 2019 at 9:29 AM

Porsche AG will offer Apple Inc.’s live-streaming music service in new models sold in the U.S., starting this autumn with the Taycan electric sports car.

Gloomy Results for French Solar Road

August 19, 2019 at 2:37 PM

The 1-km (0.6-mile) solar road installed in late 2016 in northwest France has failed to meet expectations for the project, reports Le Monde.

Startup Licenses DOE Hydrogen Conversion Tech

August 19, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Knoxville, Tenn.-based Electro-Active Technologies Inc. is licensing two biorefinery technologies from the Dept. of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee to create hydrogen fuel from food waste.

Cooper Standard Gets Smart on Materials Development

August 15, 2019 at 5:23 PM

Cooper Standard Holdings Inc. says its new artificial intelligence-based process can reduce material development time by as much as 80%. 

CEO at Carbon Fiber Supplier SGL Resigns

August 15, 2019 at 10:57 AM

Juergen Koehler, the CEO of carbon fiber supplier SGL Group, will leave the company at the end of August after the supplier scrapped its business plan and slashed its outlook.

Hyundai Mobis Targets Commercial Truck Sensor Market

August 14, 2019 at 4:01 PM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s Hyundai Mobis parts affiliate will begin supplying its own radar and camera sensors for use in Hyundai commercial trucks next month, the Korea Herald reports.

Subaru Outback Offers Water-Friendly Interior

August 14, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Subaru Corp. is debuting a water-resistant seating upholstery on upscale versions of the redesigned 2020 Outback midsize crossover vehicle.