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Alcoa plans new r&d center for advanced 3D printing processes

11:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Metals company Alcoa said today it will invest $60 million to expand its r&d center in Pennsylvania to explore ways to make 3D printing viable on an industrial scale to produce parts for the aerospace, automotive and construction sectors.

Lear buys downtown Detroit office building

10:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2015
Seating and electronics suppler Lear has purchased a 50,000-square-foot building in downtown Detroit for an undisclosed price.

German carmakers win U.S. antitrust approval to buy Nokia maps

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
German carmakers BMW, Audi and Mercedes have won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Nokia's maps business for around 2.5 billion euros ($2.

First Tesla Model X buyers now picking colors, 'Ludicrous Mode'

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015
The first customers who reserved Tesla's Model X all-electric SUV have been alerted that, at long last, they can choose their paint color, wheel size...

Denso goes green with center to grow algae-based biofuel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015
Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso, better known for its fuel injectors, air-conditioners and electronics, will open a large testing center in Japan to...

Can BMW's tech-loaded, plush 7 series take on Mercedes S class?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015
BMW's redesigned 2016 7-series sedan illustrates that even the brand that touts itself as a driver's car has succumbed to the gadget and...

Automakers' high tech collects dust

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015
According to J.D.

Toyota's top suppliers prepare a tech blitz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2015
Toyota's top suppliers are readying a host of advanced technologies for their No.

Cars will be ripe for identity theft as shopping comes to dashboard, experts say

11:48 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2015
Hackers can already take control of a car.

New car technologies often unused by drivers, J.D. Power finds

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015
A new study from J.D. Power suggests that automakers are investing billions into technologies that a considerable number of drivers aren't using. J.D.

Mazda turbo to do double duty

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Mazda has engineered a potent turbocharged version of its 2.

Automakers form alliance to bolster cybersecurity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Automakers are taking coordinated steps to address cybersecurity.

Autonomous driving and the law: Who's responsible when there's a machine at the wheel?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Drivers cause accidents, accidents cause injuries and injuries cause lawsuits.

KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN

Why autonomous cars should drive the way we do

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
As drivers, we're never as comfortable as when we or someone with the same risk tolerance and driving style is at the wheel.

3-D printing accelerates Honda Pilot development

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Automakers are again taking a run at accelerating the new-car development cycle, this time with an assist from 3D printing.

Tesla engineer joins Apple's growing team of automated car experts

2:53 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015
Apple has hired a senior engineer from Tesla, according to a LinkedIn posting, as part of Apple's effort to build a team of experts in automated...

Zetsche mulls cooperation with Apple, Google, report says

8:03 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015
Daimler's CEO said "different types" of cooperation with Apple and Google are possible as carmakers realize next-generation autos cannot be built...

Honda goes prototype-free to build redesigned Pilot

4:03 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2015
The redesigned 2016 Pilot that was just launched by Honda is the product of a new computer-driven development process in which the automaker was able...

Ford patents autonomous vehicle with 'reconfigurable seats'

12:54 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2015
Ford received a U.S. patent on its plans for an “autonomous vehicle with reconfigurable seats” earlier this month.

How Daimler's Car2go could transform how New Yorkers get around town

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2015
As residents of Brooklyn and Queens know all too well, not having a car makes it difficult to get from one borough to the other.

Former Ford Europe COO tapped to recruit for U.S.-Chinese EV startup

2:58 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2015
Martin Leach, former COO at Ford of Europe, is recruiting staff for a new electric car manufacturer based mainly in China and California.

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