Tech

Maserati to Use Autonomy Tech from BMW-Led Alliance

May 14, 2019 at 3:48 PM

Future cars offers by Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s Maserati unit will control their autonomous driving capabilities with technologies developed by BMW AG.

Fujitsu, Ford Partner on Connectivity

May 14, 2019 at 9:52 AM

Fujitsu Ltd. and Ford Motor Co.’s Autonomic subsidiary are teaming to enhance the processing capability of Autonomic’s Transportation Mobility Cloud for vehicle-to-everything communications.

Platinum Supply Tightens as Demand Outstrips Supply

May 13, 2019 at 4:19 PM

The global supply of platinum, a catalytic metal used in virtually all vehicle emission control systems, is shrinking this year, Johnson Matthey plc reports.

Toyota Tops Carmakers in 2018 Patents

May 10, 2019 at 4:00 AM

Toyota received an automotive industry-best 2,500-plus patents in the U.S. last year, according to Harrity & Harrity LLC.

BMW, Microsoft Converse on Voice Control Tech

May 09, 2019 at 2:21 PM

BMW AG is working with Microsoft Corp. to create an open platform to enhance the “natural” conversation capabilities of the carmaker’s new personal assistant and other voice-actuated systems.

ExxonMobil to Spend $100 Million on “Green” Tech by 2030

May 09, 2019 at 11:21 AM

ExxonMobil Corp. plans to invest a miniscule $100 million over the next 10 years to research and develop low-emissions technologies with the U.S. Dept. of Energy.

NYC Thieves Target Side Mirrors with Integrated Cameras

May 07, 2019 at 1:05 PM

Side mirrors with integrated rearview cameras and other sensors have been stolen from at least 19 luxury vehicles in New York City over the last two months, the New York Post reports.

Google Updates Android Auto Smartphone Interface

May 07, 2019 at 10:20 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit has enhanced the functionality and graphics of its Android Auto in-vehicle interface for smartphones.

Ford Shares Virtual Design Tool Globally

May 07, 2019 at 8:42 AM

Ford Motor Co. has begun using a virtual reality tool that allows designers across the globe to collaborate in real time. 

VIEWPOINT | THE ROLE OF STEEL IN FUTURE MOBILITY

May 06, 2019 at 1:24 AM

A mobility future that features electrically powered and autonomously driven vehicles will bring major changes in the design, engineering and materials used in tomorrow’s cars.

Audi Accelerates Fuel Cell Car Development

May 03, 2019 at 10:32 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit will take the wraps off a new concept fuel cell vehicle later this year.

Toyota Doubles Funding for AI Startup Investments

May 02, 2019 at 10:13 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says its AI Ventures unit is launching a second $100 million fund to spend on startups in artificial intelligence, robotics, big-data and advanced mobility.