Tech

AWD Chrysler Pacifica Minivan in the Works?

March 06, 2019 at 12:13 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reportedly may add an all-wheel-drive variant of the front-drive Chrysler Pacifica minivan in the U.S. and Canada.

Hyundai-Kia to Offer Smartphone-Based Digital Key

March 06, 2019 at 2:00 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate are introducing a feature that will enable customers to unlock and start their vehicles with a smartphone.

Conti, Hewlett-Packard Partner on Blockchain Tech

February 28, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Continental AG and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) have developed a blockchain-based data-sharing platform they aim to launch later this year.

FedEx to Test Autonomous Delivery “Bot”

February 28, 2019 at 11:39 AM

FedEx Corp. plans to begin testing a small, autonomous delivery robot in commercial applications this summer in select U.S. cities.

Geely to Launch 5G Connected Cars in 2021

February 27, 2019 at 11:46 AM

China’s Geely Automobile Holding Co. says it will offer vehicle-to-everything communications in production vehicles starting in 2021.

Rivian Files Patent for Removable Auxiliary Battery

February 26, 2019 at 11:44 AM

Plymouth, Mich.-based electric vehicle startup Rivian Automotive LLC has filed a U.S. patent for a range-extending, removable auxiliary battery that could be stored in the pickup bed of its upcoming R1T EV.

Consortium Targets Components for Fuel Cell Trucks

February 26, 2019 at 10:27 AM

Hyundai, Nikola Motor and Toyota and three hydrogen suppliers have agreed to develop standardized fueling hardware for fuel cell-powered heavy-duty trucks.

SEAT, IBM to Develop Multi-Mode Urban Nav App

February 25, 2019 at 5:16 PM

Volkswagen's SEAT brand and IBM Corp. are collaborating on a smartphone app to help users employ multiple transport modes to navigate through urban areas.

Daimler Tests Blockchain Security Tech on Supply Contracts

February 25, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has begun using a blockchain security system in pilot programs with select suppliers.

HERE Partners on Mapping in China

February 25, 2019 at 3:54 PM

Europe's HERE Global BV has partnered with China's NavInfo Co. Ltd. to extend its mapping, location, routing, traffic and navigation services into the Chinese market.

VW Partners with Trustonic on Digital Key Tech

February 25, 2019 at 9:41 AM

Volkswagen AG is partnering with U.K.-based Trustonic Ltd. on a digital key technology that allows users to unlock/lock and start their vehicle via a smartphone app without having a physical key.

Mazda Nixes Touchscreen Interfaces

February 20, 2019 at 2:20 PM

Mazda Motor Corp. has decided to help minimize driver distractions by not using tablet-like touchscreen control functions in its new vehicles.