Tech

Chevy Adds Seatbelt Usage Tech for Teen Drivers

May 21, 2019 at 11:43 AM

General Motors Co. Chevrolet unit is adding a “Buckle to Drive” feature to its Teen Driver safety system, preventing vehicles from shifting out of park for 20 seconds unless the driver’s seatbelt is fastened.

Bosch Aims to Bring Auto Sensors to Flying Cars

May 21, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH is adapting sensors used in passenger cars for future applications in air taxis.

GM Readies Digital Vehicle Electronics Platform

May 20, 2019 at 3:44 PM

General Motors Co. says its 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan will be the first model to feature the company’s new vehicle electronics architecture that will spread to most of the carmaker’s global models by 2023.

Four Suppliers Win GM Innovation Awards

May 20, 2019 at 12:46 PM

General Motors Co. recognized four suppliers—BorgWarner, Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), Innolux and Multimatic—for product innovation as part of the company’s Supplier of the Year awards.

VIEWPOINT | ADVANCED POLYMERS IN AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

May 20, 2019 at 12:37 AM

The quest among automobile manufacturers to reduce vehicle weight is driving an expanding use of advanced plastics in increasingly harsh and demanding environments, says DSM Engineering Plastics Inc.

German Startup Unveils 5-Passenger Electric Air Taxi

May 17, 2019 at 1:26 AM

German startup Lilium GmbH has unveiled a new five-passenger prototype of an electric air taxi it hopes to put into production by 2025.

Nissan Readies Next-Gen Automated Driving Tech, Eschews Lidar

May 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Nissan Motor Co. will launch an updated version of its ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology this autumn in the Japanese-market Skyline sedan.

FCC Delays Review on Spectrum for V2V Communications

May 16, 2019 at 5:56 PM

U.S. regulators are delaying a review of unused broadcast spectrum set aside to enable vehicles to communicate with their surroundings.

Connected Vehicles to Account for 12% of Global Sales by 2024

May 16, 2019 at 4:43 PM

Global production of passenger vehicles with some form of connectivity capability will soar from about 15,000 units this year to more than 11.2 million in 2024, IHS Markit predicts.

Hyundai Touts Advanced Air Purification System

May 16, 2019 at 2:51 PM

Hyundai Motor Group says it has developed a “smart” purification system that continually monitors and enhances passenger cabin air quality.

Tesla Autopilot Implicated in Another Fatal Crash

May 16, 2019 at 12:48 PM

Federal investigators say a fatal crash of a Tesla Model 3 electric car in March occurred while the vehicle was operating under the carmaker’s semi-autonomous Autopilot control.

Delphi Fuel Injector Promises 50% Drop in Soot Emissions

May 15, 2019 at 1:31 PM

Delphi Technologies Inc. says its high-pressure gasoline-direct-injection system can cut particulate emissions in half compared with current units.