Tech

Lexus Explores In-Wheel Propulsion Tech

July 15, 2019 at 5:25 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit is in the early stages of developing in-wheel electric motor systems, company officials tell Digital Trends.

Zoox Robo-Car Gets High-Tech Suspension, Steering

July 15, 2019 at 4:43 PM

The autonomous vehicle being developed by California startup Zoox Inc. will include a fully independent suspension and a steer-by-wire system that enables all-wheel steering.

Freudenberg Technology Innovation's 10-Year Vision

July 15, 2019 at 3:08 AM

German materials expert Freudenberg SE helps find products and applications its divisions will need 10 years from now through its Freudenberg Technology Innovation unit.

Hyundai Touts Variable Valve Duration Tech

July 12, 2019 at 3:38 PM

Hyundai Motor Group says its new engine “continuously variable valve duration” system is the first to adjust intake valve duration according to driving conditions.

BMW Readies Low-Volume X5 Fuel Cell Model

July 08, 2019 at 1:55 PM

BMW AG plans to introduce a fuel cell-powered version of the X5 SUV/crossover vehicle early next decade, development chief Klaus Frolich tells Forbes.

Faurecia to Open R&D Center for Hydrogen Tanks

July 08, 2019 at 9:43 AM

Faurecia SA plans to open a center of expertise for hydrogen storage systems at the company’s research and development center in Bavans, France.

EU Rejects Wi-Fi-Based Car-to-Car Communications

July 04, 2019 at 6:55 PM

Member nations of the European Union voted earlier today against endorsing a short-range wi-fi system for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, buoying backers of a cellular-based alternative.

MicroSnap: Flexible Pods for Last-Mile Transport

July 01, 2019 at 1:26 AM

Mobility visionary Rinspeed AG’s new MicroSNAP concept features self-driving, electric mini-“skateboards” that carry a wide variety of plug-in pods for last mile transport of people or goods.

Use of Stop-Start Systems Surges in U.S. Light Trucks

June 25, 2019 at 2:35 PM

The penetration rate of automatic stop-start engine systems grew to 36% of non-electrified light trucks sold in the U.S. during the 2018 model year, according to the Dept. of Energy.

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.