Apple sued for not preventing texting and driving
Apple is facing a potential class-action lawsuit in California for declining to deploy technology that could prevent iPhone users from texting while driving.
EPA move could set up new fight over CO2
The auto industry's relationship with the Obama administration is ending just as awkwardly as it began.
Ghosn pushes commonization at measured pace
Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn would like Nissan and its alliance partner Renault to pick up the pace on commonizing their platforms and technologies. But not too fast.
Facial-recognition technology comes to the car
In a car-sharing economy, how does a vehicle recognize which motorist is in the driver's seat? Judging by Chrysler's Portal electric minivan concept, the answer may be facial recognition.
Mobility business could make room for everyone
In a future filled with mobility services and self-driving vehicles, some executives say there will be room for everyone. Mary Lou Jepsen, a board member at Lear and Silicon Valley veteran, said the transition to new automotive technologies will be more cooperative than competitive.
AutoMobili-D serves as bellwether for new mobility technology
The auto industry, as technology makes transportation more accessible, is drawing new entrants to the market with pie-in-the-sky plans to save the world.
What was cool at CES
The trade show formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show is arguably one of the most important auto shows of the year, with suppliers and automakers convening in this city of glitz to show off their most forward-thinking ideas.
Volvo launches deliveries of self-driving tech to select customers
Volvo Cars has begun delivering self-driving technology to select customers. At the Detroit auto show on Monday, the automaker officially launched its Drive Me research program, providing autonomous XC90 SUVs to 100 customers in Gothenburg, Sweden.
CES showcases auto suppliers and startups
CES has become the show where startups and suppliers come to convince the world -- and the rest of the auto industry -- that they are on the cutting edge.
Infiniti to showcase "co-pilot' driving tech
Infiniti will introduce a QX50 crossover concept with self-driving technologies this week at the Detroit auto show, along with what it says is the world's first production-ready, fuel-saving variable compression ratio engine.
VW ride-share concept borrows from Budd-e
Volkswagen's ride-sharing autonomous vehicle will borrow ideas from the Budd-e concept but will not be exactly like it.
Ford system lets phone handle the navigating
With declining interest in automaker-installed navigation systems, Ford Motor Co. has opted to let drivers use the technology most have been using all along: their own phones.
Waymo cutting lidar costs by 90%, building up hardware suite
Waymo, the standalone company formerly known as the Google self-driving car project, said Sunday it is has dramatically lowered the cost of lidar by 90 percent, and is building a suite of hardware that can be integrated as a unit into an existing car.
Nissan lays out plans for electrified, fatality-free future
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has big plans for an electrified and automated future. At a Thursday keynote address at CES, Ghosn listed an array of efforts the company is making to move toward zero emissions and zero fatalities.
Audi plans to debut autonomous car in 2020
Audi wants put autonomous cars on the road in less than five years. The automaker said in a joint event with artificial intelligence company Nvidia at CES that it plans to introduce a Level 4 autonomous vehicle in 2020. Such a vehicle would require no human intervention in limited situations.
Ford's updated Sync taps into drivers' phones
UPDATED: 1/5/17 7:01 am ET - adds comments
Now drivers can project their smartphone maps onto the car infotainment screen, potentially reducing distracted driving risk.
Panasonic teams with Google, Qualcomm on infotainment
UPDATED: 1/6/17 6:27 pm ET - corrected
Panasonic's concept anticipates demand for a more flexible system, and is based on the latest version of Android and Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip.
Toyota's cute Concept-i wants to be your friend
UPDATED: 1/5/2017 9:30 am ET -- adds gallery
The intelligent assistant uses artificial intelligence to build a 'driver-vehicle relationship,' the automaker said.
Snarling traffic, gridlock at CES belies mobility promises
Irony abounds at the biggest conference in Las Vegas, where the people promising a shining mobility future sit in traffic and gridlock trying to get around town.
BMW, Intel, Mobileye to test 40 driverless cars later in 2017
BMW's alliance with Intel and Mobileye aims to put a fleet of around 40 self-driving test vehicles on the road in the second half of this year, the companies said.
Driverless cars finally steer near showrooms
Car electronics supplier Delphi Automotive went coast-to-coast in 2015 in a self-driving Audi Q5 SUV to prove the autonomous automobile had arrived. Now, the supplier is shifting from stunts to selling.