Tech

BMW Reveals In-Car Personal Assistant System

September 06, 2018 at 3:33 PM

BMW AG says its new Intelligent Personal Assistant technology will use artificial intelligence to build a digital persona with which drivers can interact.

Hyundai, Wind River Target Integrated Software Platform

August 28, 2018 at 2:47 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and Wind River Systems Inc. plan to co-develop a streamlined software platform for advanced vehicle technologies.

JLR Tests Autonomous Pods with “Eyes” to Signal Pedestrians

August 28, 2018 at 12:03 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is testing driverless pods equipped with large “eyes” designed to let pedestrians know they’ve been recognized by the vehicle.

Adaptive Lighting Moves Inside the Car

August 27, 2018 at 11:59 AM

The technology that enables adaptive headlamps to adjust their beams according to conditions is moving into the passenger cabin, notes Steve Lietaert, president of Hella Corporate Center USA.

Bend It Like Bugatti

August 27, 2018 at 11:26 AM

Volkswagen AG’s ultra-luxury Bugatti unit says its new Divo hypercar is designed for agility and cornering rather than all-out acceleration.

1962 Ferrari Racer Sets Auction Record at $48 Million

August 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM

An unidentified buyer paid $48.4 million for a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO race car at a RM Sotheby auction on Saturday during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California.

Toyota Finds a Mystery in Occupant Safety for Self-Driving Vehicles

August 27, 2018 at 12:04 AM

Toyota Motor Co. says its study of how people in self-driving cars react to a near crash proves it will take far more research to improve the safety of occupants in such vehicles, Automotive News reports.

Toyota Affiliates to Form Self-Driving-Tech Venture Unit

August 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Four members of the Toyota Motor group intend to pool their resources to integrate autonomous-vehicle systems with artificial intelligence controls.

U.S. Traffic Fatality Rate Dips

August 22, 2018 at 12:19 AM

The number of motor vehicle deaths in the U.S. appears to have plateaued after rising at the fastest pace in 50 years in 2014-2016, according to the National Safety Council.

Apple Patents Self-Driving V2X Tech

August 21, 2018 at 5:45 PM

Apple Inc. has received a U.S. patent for a system that would alert surrounding motorists and pedestrians of the presence and planned maneuvers of a vehicle operating in self-driving mode.

Aligning Virtual Prototyping with Reality

August 20, 2018 at 2:30 AM

ESI Group’s SimulationX virtual prototyping software helps speed product development by enabling more accurate computer simulations, says Alan Arico.

Hyundai Mobis Steers Toward Redundant Autonomy

August 16, 2018 at 11:33 AM

South Korea’s Hyundai Mobis Co. is developing an electric power steering system with redundant controls to ensure safe operation is maintained in future self-driving vehicles.