Tech

StreetScooter Hires Former Ford, Tesla Execs

October 08, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Germany’s StreetScooter GmbH has hired two executives from Ford and Tesla to help it expand its electric delivery van business globally.

Bosch Readies More Efficient Microchips for EVs

October 07, 2019 at 5:23 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH says it will begin commercial production next year of significantly more efficient computer chips for electric vehicles.

Hyundai Invests in AI-Based Mapping Startup

October 07, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. is making an undisclosed investment in Netradyne Inc., a San Diego-based startup that uses cameras with artificial intelligence to help map roads for autonomous driving systems.  

Ford to Keep Telematics Service Free

October 07, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Ford Motor Co. plans to keep its FordPass Connect telematics system complementary to owners for the life of a vehicle.

Conti Touts Future Tire Tech

October 04, 2019 at 3:38 PM

Continental AG's new concept tire features several technologies to improve performance and monitor wear.

VW Eager to Share Know-How for Premium EVs

October 04, 2019 at 1:50 PM

Volkswagen AG says it is talking with other carmakers about sharing key technologies for premium electric vehicles in hopes of cutting development and production costs.

IIHS: Lane-Centering Acceptance Off the Mark

October 04, 2019 at 12:26 PM

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testers say lane-centering systems are less trustworthy than adaptive cruise control.

Audi, Deutsche Telekom Partner on 5G

October 04, 2019 at 11:12 AM

Audi AG and Deutsche Telekom AG are developing a 5G-based connected transportation infrastructure in Ingolstadt, Germany.

Zoox to Add Autonomous Testing in Las Vegas

October 04, 2019 at 9:53 AM

California-based autonomous-car startup Zoox Inc. plans to begin testing self-driving electric vehicles in Las Vegas.   

NHTSA Probes Tesla’s “Smart Summon” Feature

October 04, 2019 at 1:04 AM

Tesla Inc.’s new remote-control feature, which enables customers to summon their driverless cars from parking lots, has raised concerns by U.S. safety officials.

Uber Debuts Helicopter Service in NYC

October 03, 2019 at 4:43 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. has launched a multimodal platform in New York City that includes a helicopter ride between lower Manhattan and John F. Kennedy International airport.

Nissan Touts New Robotics Tech for Old Parts

October 03, 2019 at 2:43 PM

Nissan Motor Co. says it has developed a cost-efficient way to produce replacement parts for discontinued vehicles.