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GM expects to earn $350 million over 3 years from 4G technology in cars

11:34 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
General Motors will generate $350 million in improved profit over the three years to 2018 from its rollout of 4G LTE mobile broadband in its cars and trucks, CFO Chuck Stevens said today.... Read More »

Honda, like Mercedes, to test self-driving cars at Calif. military base

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015 | UPDATED: 3/31/15 12:14 pm ET - adds link
Honda said today it plans to join Mercedes-Benz in testing its self-driving cars at the Concord Naval Weapons Station, a retired military base northeast of San Francisco.... Read More »

Audi picks Delphi for technology bundling self-driving functions

10:44 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Audi is developing a device the size of an iPad tablet that will pack all the computing power needed for a car to drive itself safely along streets...... Read More »

Hyundai plans to have autonomous tech on road by 2020

7:59 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Hyundai said today it aims to commercialize autonomous driving capabilities in some of its cars in 2020, as the South Korean automaker plays catch-up...... Read More »

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

7:09 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Toyota said today it will begin offering automatic braking, lane departure alert technology and other safety electronics later this year in a package...... 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...... 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 »

Toyota wants a Scion purchase to feel more like buying an IPad

6:46 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
Toyota wants buying a Scion car to feel more like ordering an iPad and less like the current four-hour ordeal.... 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 »

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