How electric car batteries are improving despite drawbacks, risks

In the race for the next generation battery, lithium-ion technology has made huge leaps in recent years. But the power packs continue to have drawbacks.


Studies link higher crash rates with states that legalized marijuana

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute said crashes in states with legalized recreational marijuana have increased up to 6 percent.

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TomTom loses Volvo contract

That fed into concerns of critics who said a deal Google made last month with Renault, another TomTom customer, meant the company risked being relegated to third place in its main market.

Volvo shifts safety strategy for self-driving future

Volvo, with a bevy of new tools to ensure passenger safety, is shifting its safety strategy from passenger protection to accident prediction and avoidance, says the director of the Swedish carmaker's Car Safety Center.

The plan behind Mobis' fake city

South Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis, determined to catch up on self-driving technology, invested $300 million to equip its new proving grounds with multiple test tracks, including an intelligent transportation system course and what it calls the world's longest tunnel-testing area.


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Are there secret chips in cars, too?

The news that microchips were implanted in server motherboards manufactured in China has one reader questioning electronic modifications of anything made in China.

Mobility startups gain traction in Detroit

While Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv are the unparalleled hot spots for advanced automotive tech, Detroit has quietly nurtured its own startups. The Techstars Mobility business incubator last week graduated its most recent class, 11 companies seeking to bring everything from tires to bike helmets into the connected age.

Buying vehicles the bitcoin way

"Bitcoin Rodney", who became a successful businessman after a five year prison stint for drug dealing, uses the popular cryptocurrency to buy his sports cars, including a Corvette and a Lamborghini.

UPDATED: 10/4/18 12:04 pm ET
Cadillac edges Tesla in semi-automated driving test

Cadillac outscored Tesla in a new ranking of partially automated driving systems tested by Consumer Reports. The organization has been testing several automated driving systems in recent years.

VW steps up drive to connect cars through Microsoft cloud

Microsoft and Volkswagen are set to strike a deal to use the software giant's cloud technology to connect the auto manufacturer's entire vehicle fleet as the world's biggest carmaker steps up its transformation into digital and mobility services.

BorgWarner CEO: Bring on the electrics

BorgWarner is reaching an enviable position for a traditional engine parts supplier -- it won't care what kind of a propulsion system a customer wants.


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