VW whistleblower was a U.S. executive
A new book on the VW diesel emissions scandal asserts that it was an American VW executive who first disclosed VW's criminal acts to regulators.
The great unknowns of artificial intelligence
Daimler design chief Gorden Wagener muses about artificial intelligence and the future.
Japan dreams of a hydrogen society
As home market to two of the three global carmakers selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Japan is understandably optimistic about the outlook for hydrogen-powered cars.
A gross but green path to hydrogen
Masaki Tajima is trying to pave a greener hydrogen highway for Japan. And the road starts at a simmering sewage field on the southwestern island of Kyushu.
Developing hydrogen beyond the car market
Imagine a city where houses and businesses have their own on-site fuel cell stacks that turn hydrogen into electricity for lights, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
CEO should be championing tech
It is very irresponsible of AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson to not give supportive facts of his positions when it comes to achieving a 55 mpg fuel consumption target, a reader writes.
Keep the Dodge Demon off our roads
The 840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon from Fiat Chrysler is so inherently dangerous to the common safety of motorists that its registration as a road-worthy automobile should be banned.
Inside the mind of Cadillac's Super Cruise
Starting this fall, the Cadillac CT6 will be ready to drive itself. But it's not ready to let you catch up on sleep.
Federal V2V mandate meets growing resistance
A once-popular idea to equip cars with technology to communicate with one another and avoid collisions is encountering unexpected potholes in Washington.
Ford brings exhausted parents' timeless trick into the new age
When it comes to capturing the youth market, Ford may have a better idea: Get future drivers accustomed to the sounds and driving sensations of a Ford before they can walk and talk.
Hyundai speeds car-to-home connectivity
Hyundai steps up its connected-car strategy with two new technologies that will debut within two years to connect cars and homes through voice commands.
5G will see slow rollout to cars
Hyundai's auto intelligence chief says 5G cellular technology, often seen as the key to truly autonomous driving, is about 10 years away.
Bosch to roll out patch after smartphone app security threat found
Robert Bosch will issue a patch to its aftermarket connectivity dongle and smartphone app after researchers at Argus Cyber Security discovered a vulnerability that would allow it to control vehicle communications.
4 big challenges facing engineers
Engineering challenges for self driving vehicles was the subject that dominated SAE International's World Congress Experience conference in Detroit.
Ford exec: Full autonomy for the masses to arrive 2026-31
Ford is looking to autonomous vehicles and other new mobility technologies to help solve problems such as increasing congestion, worsening air quality and changing consumer attitudes.
Honda's fwd 10-speed breaks new ground
When the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan arrives this spring, two models will be available with the industry's first 10-speed automatic transmission in a front-wheel-drive vehicle.
NASCAR racer embraces self-driving tech
A racer urges NASCAR to embrace advanced autonomous drive technologies.
VW invests $180 million in Google-backed Chinese AI startup
Mobvoi, the Chinese artificial intelligence startup backed by Google, is getting a $180 million investment from Volkswagen to join a race to build the technology into cars.
Kicking tires, in virtual reality
Engineering research groups and automakers alike are pursuing the idea of an augmented reality, self-guided tour of a shiny new crossover or sports car at dealerships. One researcher showed off his latest work at SAE WCX17 World Congress Experience.
Honda's 10-speed, fwd gearbox breaks new ground on packaging front
Honda's first 10-speed automatic transmission is compact, light and is expected to give the redesigned and re-engineered Odyssey minivan best in class fuel economy.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Driverless cars look like a commodity
Spending resources on a technology that makes a product as impersonal as possible runs contrary to selling cars.