Tech

VW Hikes Tech Spending 29% to €44 Billion

November 16, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Volkswagen AG says it intends to spend nearly €44 billion ($50.2 billion) by 2023 on electrification, autonomous driving, mobility services and the digitization of its vehicles and plants.

JLR Tests V2X Traffic Light Tech

November 15, 2018 at 8:18 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is testing a vehicle-to-infrastructure system that can help motorists synchronize their speed to the timing of traffic lights.  

Nissan e-Power System Named Tech of the Year in Japan

November 14, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Nissan Motor Co.’s e-Power series-hybrid system in the Serena minivan has been named Technology of Year by the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan.

FEV, Metamoto Team on Autonomous Vehicle Simulation

November 14, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Engineering services giant FEV Group is collaborating with Metamoto Inc. on the Silicon Valley-based startup’s simulation technology to develop and test autonomous vehicles.

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.