Tech

Daimler, Renault-Nissan Eye More Joint Projects

October 03, 2018 at 8:41 AM

The Renault-Nissan alliance and Daimler AG are evaluating ways to expand the partnership they launched in 2010.

Wheel Suspension Startup Adds Investors

October 02, 2018 at 10:16 AM

Israeli startup SoftWheel Ltd., which is developing a wheel system with an integrated suspension, says Mitsubishi Corp. has made an unspecified investment in its latest round of funding.

Kia Targets Performance, but Rules Out Sub-Brand

October 01, 2018 at 12:15 PM

Kia Motor Corp. has no plans to add a sub-brand similar to parent Hyundai Motor Co.’s new “N” nameplate.

Toyota Files Patent for Flying Car

September 27, 2018 at 1:49 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has filed a U.S. patent for an electric flying car.

Hennessey Targets Speed Record

September 26, 2018 at 5:04 PM

Houston-based tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering says its next-generation Venom F5 supercar should easily top 300 mph, which would make it the fastest street legal car in the world. 

Toyota to Supply Fuel Cell Tech to Portuguese Bus Firm

September 26, 2018 at 11:25 AM

Portuguese busmaker Caetanobus SA is partnering with Toyota Motor Corp. to develop and test fuel cell-powered city buses.

Report: Drivers Put Too Much Trust in Safety Assist Features

September 26, 2018 at 1:11 AM

U.S. drivers like advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), but a new report says they often overestimate what such features can do.

Visteon Cockpit Tech Debuts in Mercedes A-Class

September 25, 2018 at 10:11 AM

Visteon Corp. is introducing its SmartCore cockpit domain controller in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class small car currently being launched in global markets.

Report: Toyota to Add Android Auto in U.S.

September 24, 2018 at 10:58 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has finally agreed to add Google Inc.’s Android Auto smartphone connectivity system to its vehicles in the U.S., sources tell Bloomberg News.

Ford Shows Autonomous Big Rig Concept

September 24, 2018 at 9:32 AM

Ford Motor Co. took the wraps off an electric semi-truck with Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities at last week’s IAA commercial truck show in Hannover, Germany.

Amazon Brings Alexa Assistant to Cars

September 21, 2018 at 9:41 AM

Amazon.com Inc. is launching Echo Auto, which will allow users to access the company’s Alexa digital assistant in their vehicles.

Peugeot Unveils Retro-Styled Electric Coupe

September 20, 2018 at 3:44 PM

PSA Group’s Peugeot unit’s e-Legend concept car combines an all-electronic powertrain and automated driving features with retro styling.