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Toyota's low-price safety tech coming to U.S. this year

7:09 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015 | UPDATED: 3/30/15 10:06 am ET - adds details, link
Toyota said today it will begin offering automatic braking, lane departure alert technology and other safety electronics later this year in a package priced at about $300 in its compact cars.... Read More »

Key Safety to use Mobileye vision tech to aid drivers

4:08 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Supplier Key Safety Systems said it has signed an agreement with Mobileye NV to use the software developer's vision processing chip for new types of driver assist technologies.... Read More »

Chevy, supplier tweak Volt battery pack for more range

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
To boost the 2016 Chevrolet Volt's electric-only driving range to 50 miles from 38 on the outgoing first-generation car, engineers reduced the number...... Read More »

Delphi's driverless cross-country adventure

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
In 1903, a 31-year-old physician named Horatio Nelson Jackson journeyed from San Francisco to New York in a Winton touring car, the first motor car...... Read More »

Calif. considers a plea for plug-in hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015
Ford, Honda, GM and Toyota fear they’ll need to offer large incentives to meet California’s mandate for zero-emission vehicles.... Read More »

Valeo's self-driving systems learn from military drones

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015
Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the...... Read More »

Tesla presses Japanese battery suppliers to innovate, take risks

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
A Tesla executive courted partners in Japan for its so-called gigafactory, praising local companies for top-notch quality and technology while...... Read More »

Cadillac CT6 to pack 34-speaker Bose sound system

3:20 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Cadillac's new flagship sedan will come with a new sound system that will leave nothing uncovered inside the cabin.... Read More »

Automakers exceed U.S. fuel-economy rules for 2nd straight year, EPA says

11:04 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Automakers exceeded their targets for improving fuel economy and tailpipe emissions by "a wide margin" for the second year in a row, the EPA said.... Read More »

Toyota targets big savings in factory, product-development spending

12:30 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Toyota outlined bold savings targets in factory investment and vehicle development, along with gains in fuel efficiency, through an aggressive...... Read More »

New generation of cheaper batteries adds power to hybrids, cut fuel use

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
A new generation of hybrid cars that combine electric and gas power in new ways are emerging as a low-cost alternative for automakers and consumers...... Read More »

Average U.S. gasoline usage lowest in 3 decades, study says

2:09 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
With improvements in vehicle fuel economy, U.S.... Read More »

Chevrolet's Teen Driver safety feature to debut on redesigned Malibu

11:15 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
Chevrolet says Teen Driver is the first feature in the industry to offer what is essentially a report card that allows parents to view on a display...... Read More »

An Audi obstacle, and a lesson in creating self-driving cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
The tale of an Audi prototype and a piece of desert tumbleweed illustrates one of the most daunting challenges in designing self-driving cars:...... Read More »

Remote updates speed Tesla's Autopilot push

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Tesla doesn't have the r&d budget of rivals such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. But the Palo Alto, Calif.... Read More »

Technology makes vehicles slipperier

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Drag coefficient measures the resistance of an object as it moves through air or fluid.... Read More »

Cars hear you, but when will they get you?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Almost all vehicles sold in America today are programmed to respond to a driver's voice commands.... Read More »

IT'S ABOUT TIME

Automakers see Apple Watch as chance to widen acceptance of connected-car features

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Smartwatches are in their early days, but automakers see the rollout of the Apple Watch as a seminal moment.... Read More »

WHAT A DRAG

Designers use new tricks, and the wind tunnel

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Automakers facing stiffer global fuel economy and emissions standards are increasing efforts to improve fuel efficiency.... Read More »

In era of streaming music, radio rocks on

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2015
Radio has proved incredibly resilient, and the auto industry has taken notice, investing in digital radio even as CD players disappear from the dash.... Read More »

Why a Japanese supplier is upping its game

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2015
Aisin Seiki, the world's fifth biggest auto supplier, is doubling the size of its global design division as it expands into new products and targets...... Read More »

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