Tech

VW Takes Software Development In-House

June 18, 2019 at 5:23 AM

Volkswagen AG has created a 5,000-member software team whose goal is to create a single operating system for all new models.

Nvidia Touts Supercomputer for Autonomous Vehicle Development

June 17, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Nvidia Corp. says its new DGX SuperPOD processing system’s 9.4 petaflops of processing power can speed the development of self-driving car systems.

Magna Touts Flexible Seat Trim

June 14, 2019 at 1:47 PM

Magna International Inc. says its new FreeForm seat trim cover can enhance comfort, packaging and design attributes.

Toyota Readies Automated Features for Forgetful Motorists

June 13, 2019 at 4:06 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has developed two technologies to help motorists who forget to put their vehicle in park and turn the ignition off when they’re done driving.

Hyundai Developing AI Tech to Assess Crash Injuries

June 12, 2019 at 2:12 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and MDGo, an Israeli startup specializing in medical-related artificial intelligence, are developing a system to quickly give first responders information about potential injuries of crash victims.

Uber to Test Flying Taxis in Australia

June 12, 2019 at 1:37 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. says it will extend tests of its flying taxi service to Melbourne, Australia, next year, and begin public service in 2023.

Hydrogen Explosion Shuts Fuel Station in Norway

June 11, 2019 at 5:21 PM

Nel Hydrogen has closed a fueling station for fuel cell-powered vehicles in Oslo, Norway, following a hydrogen explosion there on Monday.

Kia Goes Big with Digital Display in Tiny Crossover

June 11, 2019 at 12:06 PM

Kia Motors Corp.’s new XCeed compact crossover will feature an optional 12.3-inch digital display, the first all-digital system the carmaker has offered in any model.

GHSP: from Metal Stamping to Electronic Controls

June 10, 2019 at 2:45 AM

Michigan-based GHSP Inc. started a century ago as a metal stamping company. Today, it’s a full-fledged electronic controls supplier.

Harman Launches Dual-Mode Telematics Device

June 06, 2019 at 6:49 PM

Harman International Industries Inc. has developed a new telematics transceiver that can work over cellular and dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) networks.

ZF Demos External Airbag for Side Impacts

June 05, 2019 at 7:41 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is developing an external airbag to enhance vehicle occupant safety during side impact collisions.

VW to Cut 4,000 Jobs, Add 2,000 in Shift to Digital Future

June 05, 2019 at 1:01 PM

Volkswagen AG’s VW brand will eliminate about 4,000 salaried jobs in Germany and add at least 2,000 new positions as it digitizes administrative tasks.