Tech

Chinese Startup Readies Robotic Street Sweeper

October 18, 2019 at 12:18 PM

Yangzhou Lingtan Environmental Protection Technology has developed a self-driving street sweeper truck that the Chinese company aims to sell worldwide.

LG Touts 5G Module

October 16, 2019 at 7:02 AM

LG Group’s Innotek unit has developed the first 5G automotive module using Qualcomm Inc.’s Snapdragon 5G chip.

New Seat Tech Promises to Reduce Fatigue

October 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Indianapolis-based Comfort Motion Global LLC says its new self-adjusting seat mechanism can reduce occupant fatigue by altering stress points.

Airbus, Local Motors Partner on Printed Cars, Drones

October 11, 2019 at 4:34 PM

European aerospace Airbus SE and Phoenix-based Local Motors Inc. are launching a joint venture to use 3D printing techniques to make passenger drones and self-driving vehicles.

Mercedes to Test V2X in Winter Conditions

October 11, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit will begin testing a vehicle-to-infrastructure communication system this winter in Zollernalb, Germany.

Conti Launches Third-Gen e-Axle

October 11, 2019 at 10:04 AM

Continental AG says its third-generation electric drive system is smaller, lighter, less expensive and more efficient than previous versions.

Volvo EV Gets Advanced Connectivity Features

October 09, 2019 at 5:53 PM

The electric variant of Volvo's XC40 compact crossover vehicle will use Google's latest Android Automotive platform and be capable of over-the-air software updates.

Consumer Reports Pans Tesla’s Automated Valet

October 09, 2019 at 2:47 PM

Tesla's new Smart Summon feature, which allows owners to remotely control a driverless car in parking lots, has no obvious consumer benefit, says Consumer Reports.

Bosch Readies More Efficient Microchips for EVs

October 07, 2019 at 5:23 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH says it will begin commercial production next year of significantly more efficient computer chips for electric vehicles.

Ford to Keep Telematics Service Free

October 07, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Ford Motor Co. plans to keep its FordPass Connect telematics system complementary to owners for the life of a vehicle.

Conti Touts Future Tire Tech

October 04, 2019 at 3:38 PM

Continental AG's new concept tire features several technologies to improve performance and monitor wear.

IIHS: Lane-Centering Acceptance Off the Mark

October 04, 2019 at 12:26 PM

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testers say lane-centering systems are less trustworthy than adaptive cruise control.