Technology

Toyota powertrain boss feeling the pressure

Hirohisa Kishi says he's tackling one of his biggest challenges yet — how to keep internal combustion engines competitive in the age of electric vehicles.

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Ford claims 30 mpg F-150 diesel wins pickup mileage crown

The first diesel F-150 will get 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined, according to EPA estimates, making it the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup when it hits showrooms in May.


Retooled QX50 fills Infiniti's 'biggest void'

Infiniti has turned its aging QX50 into a true competitor in the compact premium crossover space, with an advanced engine, new safety technologies and an attractive sticker.

Nexteer maps large-scale shift to steer-by-wire

Nexteer Automotive's new suite of autonomous-driving technologies promotes steer-by-wire in various applications. Jeff Zuraski, executive director for Nexteer, spoke with News Editor Lindsay Chappell about the outlook.

New CAFE targets won't slow pace on engine r&d

The Trump administration may be intent on lowering fuel economy standards for 2022-2025 model year vehicles, but automakers said last week that it won't slow the pace of their research and development to make internal combustion engines more efficient.

Mapmaker TomTom evolves for self-driving future

Self-driving cars may not be on the road anytime soon, but that isn't stopping Dutch navigation device maker TomTom from investing in high-definition maps needed when autonomous driving becomes the norm.

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Diesels may not be done just yet

It is noteworthy that at the Geneva auto show, VW CEO Matthias Mueller predicted the diesel’s “renaissance” and Mercedes exhibited a preproduction plug-in hybrid version of its OM 654 diesel engine, part of a more than $3 billion investment in a new engine family.

Toyota partnership keeps STEM growing

Toyota Motor North America will arrange for all eighth-grade students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District to visit the Michigan Science Center for free.

Reality check for suppliers of robocar technology

Their response has been both a frank acknowledgment that many systems aren't ready for widespread deployment, and rising concern that similar testing failures could undermine the progress that has been achieved.

FordPass SmartLink rolls out after delay

After a one-year delay, Ford Motor Co. has begun to offer a plug-in device that lets owners of older Fords use their smartphone to start, lock and unlock the vehicle, as well as other functions.


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