Tech

Genesis Sedan Adds 3D Instrument Cluster

October 18, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s upscale Genesis unit is launching what it describes as the industry’s first 3D digital instrument cluster.

Tesla Promises More Powerful Chip to Run Autopilot

October 17, 2018 at 12:08 AM

Tesla Inc. is six months away from debuting a new computer chip that will vastly improve the performance of the company’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system.

U.K. Developers Seek Investors for Speed Record Attempt

October 15, 2018 at 11:05 AM

Bloodhound Programme Ltd., the U.K.-based company that aims to break the land speed record, has gone into administration and says it needs to raise £25 million ($32.9 million) to continue operations.

Mazda Enhances Torque Vectoring System

October 11, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. is launching the second generation of its G-Vectoring Control technology on all new models, starting with the updated CX-5 compact crossover vehicle.

Ford Puts Graphene to Work on New Models

October 10, 2018 at 12:09 PM

Ford Motor Co. will begin using small amounts of graphene in upcoming vehicles to improve strength and other performance characteristics.

EPA Ordered to Waive U.S. Curbs on E15 Ethanol Fuel

October 10, 2018 at 10:14 AM

As expected, President Donald Trump has eased restrictions on selling gasoline that contains 15% corn-based ethanol, a move championed by Midwest farm states.

Martinrea’s Hybrid-Material Subframe Tech

October 09, 2018 at 10:13 AM

Customers of Canada’s Martinrea International Inc. are moving from standard welded steel or hollow aluminum subframes to the company’s new hybrid system that integrates both materials.

White House Seeks to Ease Ethanol Limits

October 09, 2018 at 1:08 AM

The Trump administration aims to relax limits on the U.S. sale of E15, a gasoline blend that contains 15% ethanol. The White House is expected to announce the move today.

Ford Patents Smartphone Controls for Semi-Autonomous Cars

October 08, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Ford Motor Co. has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that would allow users to steer an automated vehicle via their smartphone or other handheld electronic device.

Sumitomo Touts V2I Pedestrian Detector

October 05, 2018 at 9:11 AM

Japan’s Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. says it has developed a vehicle-to-infrastructure communication system that alerts motorists about the presence of pedestrians on streets they are turning onto.

U.S. to Ease Rules on Advanced Self-Driving Vehicles

October 04, 2018 at 2:11 PM

U.S. regulators plan to rework vehicle safety laws so as to allow fully automated vehicles that lack steering wheels and foot pedals to operate on public roads.

U.S. Traffic Fatality Rate Reverses 2-Year Rise

October 04, 2018 at 4:33 AM

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. declined by 2% to 37,100 people in 2017, reversing increases of 8% in 2015 and 6% in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.