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Are automakers addicted to in-car features overload?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
Automakers are confusing customers by overloading vehicles with an array of infotainment features, many of which are never used.

Ford's Sync 3 debut, vehicle launches are out of sync

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
The 2015 Ford Edge has been on sale for only a month, but it's already about to be out-of-date. Ford Motor Co. plans to start rolling out Sync 3, its replacement for the MyFord Touch infotainment system, starting this summer.

GM to give Kettering University $4 million for proving ground, powertrain lab

6:38 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
Kettering University, which taught General Motors leaders such as CEO Mary Barra, is getting a $4 million gift from the carmaker to build a proving...

Tesla hit by hackers on Twitter, media-relations email accounts

8:14 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
Tesla's Twitter feed and its media-relations email account were hacked Saturday, with the electric-car maker becoming the latest victim of online...

GABE NELSON

Auto industry should cheer Tesla Motors' battery play

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
When it unveils its first batteries for homes and businesses this week, Tesla Motors will no longer be a car company.

Toyota: Output of fuel cell cars will top out at 3,000 a year

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
Japanese customers have a three-year wait for Toyota's new Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car, because the automaker can't make more of the cars.

Can automakers unplug connected cars?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
In the era of over-the-air software updates, automakers will happily add new features. But what happens when they decide to take them away?

Power study: Safety trumps infotainment

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
Automakers should invest in safety technology, over entertainment and convenience, to satisfy customers, according to a J.D.

Futurist sees self-driving cars as a given

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
Self-driving cars aren't just possible. They're inevitable, says Ray Kurzweil, the inventor and futurist who's now director of engineering for Google.

Innovation inspires suppliers along with industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
The 21st annual Automotive News PACE awards were handed out April 20 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center here.

SAE WORLD CONGRESS

Driverless cars and the big conundrum

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2015
If autonomous driving is Megatrend No. 1 in the global industry, the matter of how to handle the human interface may be Conundrum No. 1.

Where the heck is Apple CarPlay?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2015
Validation testing has delayed the rollout of Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto, showing the challenge of updating cars at smartphone speed.

Jaguar adds horsepower to the dashboard

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover is not known for cutting-edge dashboard computers, but a lightning-quick navigation system in the redesigned XF sedan may change...

Higher octane fuel could add mpg, SAE panel says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2015
In a world of higher octane gasoline -- in which 95 would replace 87 and become the new regular -- automakers could more easily and affordably meet...

Google's 'Mobilegeddon' forces dealerships to get mobile-friendly

3:54 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
If consumer preferences haven't already prompted auto dealerships to operate mobile-friendly websites and digital marketing tools, Google is giving...

Auto safety technology trumps entertainment for consumers, J.D. Power study finds

1:00 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
Automakers should invest in safety technology, over entertainment and convenience, to satisfy customers, according to a J.D.

Peugeot, IBM agree to develop new connected-car services

8:26 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
PSA Peugeot Citroen and IBM are working together to hook cars up to the Internet, going beyond mapping and infotainment to link vehicles up to shops,...

Google exec sees self-driving cars as inevitable

4:05 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2015
Ray Kurzweil, inventor, futurist and Google's director of engineering, opened the SAE World Congress here by pointing out that predicting the future...

PACE Award winners take on the fuel economy challenge

9:15 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Auto suppliers are responding to automakers' needs for better fuel economy, claiming half of this year's Automotive News PACE Awards with innovations...

Chevrolet explores autonomous driving with FNR concept

8:56 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Having just declared its goal of hitting 1 million vehicle sales in China by 2020, Chevrolet revealed a futuristic concept car at the Shanghai auto...

PACE Award winners to be announced tonight

11:19 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
It's showtime for the 2015 PACE Awards. The winners will be announced tonight at a black-tie event at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.

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