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BMW Adds 5G at Plants in China

July 22, 2019 at 10:50 AM

BMW AG’s joint venture with Brilliance Automotive Group Holdings in China has installed 5G communication networks at all three of its manufacturing facilities.

Testing EV Systems for Leaks

July 22, 2019 at 3:23 AM

Nobody wants water leaking into electric car battery packs. But keeping them dry can be a challenge, says Thomas Parker, North American automotive sales manager for Inficon Holding AG.

Citroen Mulls Production Possibilities for Massive Concept Tires

July 19, 2019 at 5:13 PM

PSA Group's Citroen unit may adopt oversized tires like those that adorned this year's 19_19 concept electric car on future production vehicles.

Apple Patents Steer-by-Wire Suspension Design

July 18, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Apple Inc. has received a U.S. patent for a suspension architecture that could be used in autonomous vehicles equipped with steer-by-wire systems.

Pierburg Develops Multi-Use Coolant Valve

July 18, 2019 at 9:53 AM

Rheinmetall Automotive AG’s Pierburg GmbH unit says it has developed a cooling valve that can be used in vehicles with a piston engine or fully electric powertrain.

Lexus Explores In-Wheel Propulsion Tech

July 15, 2019 at 5:25 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit is in the early stages of developing in-wheel electric motor systems, company officials tell Digital Trends.

Zoox Robo-Car Gets High-Tech Suspension, Steering

July 15, 2019 at 4:43 PM

The autonomous vehicle being developed by California startup Zoox Inc. will include a fully independent suspension and a steer-by-wire system that enables all-wheel steering.

Freudenberg Technology Innovation's 10-Year Vision

July 15, 2019 at 3:08 AM

German materials expert Freudenberg SE helps find products and applications its divisions will need 10 years from now through its Freudenberg Technology Innovation unit.

Hyundai Touts Variable Valve Duration Tech

July 12, 2019 at 3:38 PM

Hyundai Motor Group says its new engine “continuously variable valve duration” system is the first to adjust intake valve duration according to driving conditions.

BMW Readies Low-Volume X5 Fuel Cell Model

July 08, 2019 at 1:55 PM

BMW AG plans to introduce a fuel cell-powered version of the X5 SUV/crossover vehicle early next decade, development chief Klaus Frolich tells Forbes.

Faurecia to Open R&D Center for Hydrogen Tanks

July 08, 2019 at 9:43 AM

Faurecia SA plans to open a center of expertise for hydrogen storage systems at the company’s research and development center in Bavans, France.

EU Rejects Wi-Fi-Based Car-to-Car Communications

July 04, 2019 at 6:55 PM

Member nations of the European Union voted earlier today against endorsing a short-range wi-fi system for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, buoying backers of a cellular-based alternative.