Tech

Toyota Looks to Expand Sporty TRD and AWD Variants

November 29, 2018 at 3:48 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. may add all-wheel-drive and TRD performance variants across its U.S. lineup.

Volvo, Luminar Demo Advanced Lidar Tech

November 27, 2018 at 3:01 PM

Volvo Car Corp. and Silicon Valley-based startup Luminar Technologies Inc. have unveiled a lidar sensor with 10 times the range and 50 times the resolution of current devices.

ZF Readies New Airbag Technologies

November 26, 2018 at 12:32 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is showcasing several new airbags and other advanced safety systems tat this week’s Airbag symposium in Mannheim, Germany.

Toyota’s Advanced Safety Package Tops 10 Million Units

November 26, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it has sold more than 10 million vehicles worldwide that are equipped with the carmaker’s Safety Sense package.

Ford Aims to Deodorize New-Car Smell in China

November 20, 2018 at 2:24 PM

Ford Motor Co. has filed a U.S. patent application for a process that is said to help get rid of the so-called new-car smell in vehicles.

Study Shows Reduced Crash Rates for GM Vehicles with AEB/Collision Alerts

November 20, 2018 at 9:47 AM

General Motors Co. vehicles with automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning had 43% fewer crashes i than the same vehicles without the safety technologies, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

Natural Gas Could Power 50% of India’s New Cars by 2030

November 20, 2018 at 1:52 AM

A government proposal to install 10,000 compressed natural gas stations across India could drive sales of CNG-fueled cars to 50% of the market by 2030.

Ford Patents Design that Houses Lidar in Side Mirrors

November 19, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Ford Motor Co. has received a patent for integrating lidar sensors into exterior rearview mirror assemblies for next-generation autonomous vehicles.

Lambo Shows Race Versions of Urus SUV

November 19, 2018 at 10:53 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini brand plans to launch a one-model race series for its Urus SUV in 2020.

Roechling’s Next-Gen Grille Shutters

November 19, 2018 at 1:37 AM

Roechling SE & Co.’s next-generation active grille shutters can cut mass and cost as much as 30% and 20%, respectively, says Ryan Forman, N.A.head of innovation and business development.

KT Demos 5G Self-Driving Bus in Korea

November 16, 2018 at 10:17 AM

KT Corp., South Korea's largest telecommunications company, tested a self-driving bus equipped with 5G communications this week at Incheon International Airport in Seoul.

VW Hikes Tech Spending 29% to €44 Billion

November 16, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Volkswagen AG says it intends to spend nearly €44 billion ($50.2 billion) by 2023 on electrification, autonomous driving, mobility services and the digitization of its vehicles and plants.