Tech

ZF to Develop Its Own Self-Driving Electric Car

September 19, 2018 at 11:13 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, best-known for powertrain components and vehicle electronics, is getting into the electric-vehicle market.

Porsche Touts Flexible Charging Stations

September 19, 2018 at 9:24 AM

Porsche AG says its new super-fast charging stations can accommodate a range of electrified vehicles and grid capacities.

Hyundai Readies Fuel Cell-Powered Commercial Truck

September 17, 2018 at 2:45 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. plans to launch a fuel cell-powered commercial vehicle next year in Europe.

Bosch, Daimler Test Autonomous Parking Valet in China

September 17, 2018 at 8:51 AM

Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH have expanded testing of their joint Automated Valet Parking system to the carmaker’s research and development center in Beijing.

YFAI’s “Smart” Interior Surfaces

September 17, 2018 at 2:16 AM

The next big thing in automotive interiors will be aesthetic surfaces that can double as functional controls, says Nathan Bowen at Yanfeng Automotive Interior Systems Co.

Volvo Developing Self-Driving Big Rig

September 14, 2018 at 11:58 AM

AB Volvo unveiled a self-driving electric heavy-duty truck called the Vera this week at a conference in Berlin.

Ford Edge Gets Smart on All-Wheel Drive

September 14, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Ford Motor Co. is launching a new all-wheel-drive system that uses artificial intelligence on the 2019 Edge crossover vehicle.  

VW to Team with HP on 3D-Printed Production Parts

September 13, 2018 at 11:53 AM

Volkswagen AG says it will begin using 3D-printed parts in production vehicles early next decade.

Lexus ES to Use Cameras in Place of Side Mirrors in Japan

September 12, 2018 at 10:43 AM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit is introducing a rearview camera system that will take the place of traditional side mirrors on the redesigned ES sedan in Japan.

Chevy Calls Out Distracted Drivers

September 11, 2018 at 8:45 AM

General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet unit is launching a smartphone app to help remind drivers not to pick up their phones while driving.

Audi e-tron to Get Integrated Toll Transponder

September 10, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Audi AG’s upcoming all-electric e-tron crossover vehicle will feature an electronic toll-payment transponder built into the rearview mirror.

Apple Developing Smart Headlight Tech

September 07, 2018 at 3:12 PM

Apple Inc. has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for improved object detection and targeted headlight illumination.