Tech

Porsche Retakes ’Ring Record

November 02, 2018 at 11:09 AM

Porsche AG says its 911 GT2 RS sports car has set a new record for a production vehicle at Germany’s Nurburgring-Nordschleife course with a lap time of six minutes and 40 seconds.

Tesla to Upgrade Remote Control “Summon” Feature

November 02, 2018 at 10:03 AM

Tesla Inc. plans to introduce an advanced version of its Summon feature by year-end that will allow users to operate their vehicle remotely in certain situations via a smartphone app.

Polestar Puts Carbon Fiber to the (Crash) Test

November 01, 2018 at 4:42 PM

Volvo Car Corp.’s Polestar unit says the carbon fiber structure of its upcoming hybrid performance coupe performed has performed as it was designed to do during initial crash tests.   

JLR Aims to Put Motion Sickness to Rest

November 01, 2018 at 1:04 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. says it is developing technologies to detect and alleviate motion sickness in vehicles.

Great Wall to Invest in German Hydrogen Fueling Venture

November 01, 2018 at 2:17 AM

China’s Great Wall Motor Co. has agreed to invest in H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH, which is developing a network of hydrogen fueling stations across Germany.

Hyundai/Kia Vehicles to Offer Solar Panels

October 31, 2018 at 11:10 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motor Corp. affiliate will begin offering solar charging panels on select models next year.

German Partners Target Automotive Blockchain Applications

October 30, 2018 at 12:10 PM

Chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG and startup Xain AG plan to work together to develop and commercialize blockchain-based technologies for automotive applications.

Camaro Concept Previews New EV Architecture

October 30, 2018 at 11:10 AM

General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet unit unveiled an all-electric concept of the COPO drag-racing version of the Camaro sports coupe ahead of this week’s Specialty Equipment Market Assn. show in Las Vegas.

Tesla Autopilot Gains Lane-Changing, Nav Capabilities

October 29, 2018 at 3:11 PM

Tesla Inc. is updating its semiautonomous Autopilot system to include lane-changing and highway guidance capabilities.

Autonomous-Vehicle Research at Michigan State

October 29, 2018 at 2:12 AM

Michigan State University is conducting multi-disciplinary research on autonomous driving that includes a self-driving-shuttle service for students.

Chevy Blazer Tapped for Next EcoCar Challenge

October 25, 2018 at 3:38 PM

Student teams from 12 universities will modify a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer crossover vehicle in the next EcoCar Challenge.

Report: Nvidia to Supply Self-Driving-Tech for Isuzu Trucks

October 25, 2018 at 10:16 AM

Isuzu Motors Ltd. reportedly is in final negotiations with Nvidia Corp. to use the California-based chipmaker’s self-driving-car technology for commercial vehicles, The Nikkei reports.