Technology

Can quieter Corolla make some noise?

The redesigned Corolla must prove it can deliver more stability and power to Toyota's U.S. car sales, which are down 11 percent this year.

UPDATED: 11/19/18 2:23 pm ET - adds Twitter exchange

Subaru chooses Crosstrek for first plug-in hybrid

Subaru seeks to electrify at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the brand's first plug-in hybrid, a gasoline-electric version of the Crosstrek that arrives in U.S. dealerships by year end.

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Who's watching the watchers?

Onboard cameras are beginning to watch drivers to make sure they have their eyes on the road. Is this a Pandora's box of privacy issues?

Autonomous pizza, anyone?

Toyota and Pizza Hut showed off a hydrogen-powered Tundra pickup fitted with a robotic pizza oven in the bed.

VW's charge: Electrify America

Automakers haven't been eager to spend the billions to build EV charging infrastructure. Now, Volkswagen is working to make it happen -- not because it wants to, but as a punishment.

UPDATED: 11/2/2018 4:42 pm ET - corrected
Maryland startup finds self-parking spot

While other self-driving developers are focused on getting passengers from Point A to Point B, Steer is more concerned about what to do with cars after occupants leave the vehicle.

Fuel Sensor software a game changer

Summary: Magneti Marelli's software allowed any engine to use any combination of gasoline and ethanol, without requiring an expensive additional sensor.

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.


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