Tech

Argo Teams with Carnegie Mellon on Autonomous Research

June 25, 2019 at 10:40 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s Argo AI unit and Carnegie Mellon University are establishing a joint research center for autonomous vehicle technology at the university’s main campus in Pittsburgh.  

Ford Ranger Gets Seatbelt Reminder Tech

June 24, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Ford Motor Co. is making the company’s Belt Monitor technology, which was launched last year in large SUVs, a standard feature on the 2019 Ranger pickup truck.

FCA Launches Telematics Services Platform

June 24, 2019 at 10:28 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is updating its Uconnect infotainment and telematics system so users can access third-party service providers.

How Metamoto Speeds Driver-Assist Features

June 24, 2019 at 2:44 AM

Metamoto Inc. offers tools that help reduce development time for driver-assist and autonomous-driving systems, says Jeff Blackburn, head of business development.

Russia’s Yandex to Test Autonomous Cars with No Drivers

June 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Russian internet and ride-hailing provider Yandex NV says it will begin commercial service in August with five self-driving cars that don’t have a backup driver on board, Automotive News reports.

Volvo Trucks Tests AI-Based Pedestrian Monitoring

June 21, 2019 at 6:49 AM

AB Volvo is testing artificial intelligence software that helps truck drivers identify the awareness and intentions of pedestrians and other road users.

Baidu Touts Camera-Only System for Autonomous Cars

June 20, 2019 at 1:40 PM

China’s Baidu Inc. says its new Apollo Lite platform can enable Level 4 autonomous driving with 10 cameras and no radar or lidar.

Survey: Drivers Misled by Names Given to Auto-Driving Features

June 20, 2019 at 9:57 AM

Many U.S. drivers incorrectly believe that semi-self-driving systems allow them to take their hands off the steering wheel, according to a new poll.

Lexus Standardizes Safety Tech Across 2020 Lineup

June 20, 2019 at 8:02 AM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit is standardizing its "Safety System+" suite of technologies across all 2020 cars and SUV/crossovers sold in the U.S.

China EV Pioneer Touts Fuel Cell Buses

June 18, 2019 at 5:28 PM

The next phase of China’s electrification efforts will focus on fuel cell vehicles, the vice chairman of China’s advisory body for policy making tells Bloomberg News.

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.