Ford leads automakers in patents for first time

Ford received more patents this year than any other automaker, a first for the Blue Oval as it increases the technology in vehicles and dabbles in alternative forms of transportation.

Nissan to focus on cost, technology with emphasis on what it can control

Nissan, the Japanese automaker that's become symbolic of what it means to be a truly global manufacturer, has a simple plan to navigate an

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Ford dives into city of tomorrow

Ford Motor Co. wants to create futuristic urban utopias where curbsides don't get clogged with illegal parking; where eco-friendly bicycles help commuters navigate the final mile of their trips to work; and where key arteries leading into and out of downtowns aren't stifled by heavy traffic during rush hour.

Colorado's rocky roads

Colorado, a boom state that is growing much faster than planners expected, faces a complex road problem. So state officials are looking for solutions, and they may have found one: autonomous vehicles.

Mazda solves its diesel dilemma

Six years and three delays after Mazda proclaimed its readiness to sell diesels in the United States, CEO Masamichi Kogai says his company has finally achieved a way to balance driving performance with clean emissions.

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Driverless cars? Count me out

I read Keith Crain's Oct. 17 comment, "Industry is crazy over technology." One factor you never hear mentioned is driver/enthusiast rejection of driverless vehicles.

Intel plans $250 million investment in self-driving tech

Computer chip giant Intel intends to muscle into the fast-growing market for self-driving vehicles. At the Los Angeles Auto Show today, CEO Brian Krzanich said Intel Capital intended to invest more than $250 million over the next two years to develop technology for autonomous vehicles.

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