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Now, Nissan will build up products, tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2015
Wrapping up several years of opening factories, Nissan will now channel investment into new products and technologies, including electrified drivetrains, fuel cells, autonomous drive systems and connected cars, says CEO Carlos Ghosn.
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Regulators, automakers, entrepreneurs push to break through the V2V roadblock

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
Vehicle-to-vehicle communications, which allows vehicles to signal their locations to one another and possibly avert collisions, is starting to look like the auto industry's version of a Catch-22.

Daimler, Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging

4:43 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
Daimler formed a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging...

Connected cars could face data traffic jams, study says

1:02 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Traffic jams in the future could cause potentially dangerous data snarl-ups as cars packed with entertainment, safety and navigation features vie for...

Driverless cars may cut U.S. sales by 40%, Barclays says

3:19 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2015
US auto sales may drop about 40 percent in the next 25 years because of shared driverless cars, forcing mass-market producers such as General Motors...

Continental to buy Elektrobit auto unit in bid to boost autonomous tech

5:07 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2015
Continental will buy the automotive business of Finnish software and hardware company Elektrobit Oyj for $680 million as the German company seeks to...

AT&T readies exclusive content for connected cars

3:50 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
AT&T is gearing up to bring connected car users exclusive content such as videos and games that can be streamed onto personal mobile devices later...

Fight for Nokia map unit may set industry's course

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
The quest for control of the mapping company Nokia Here is shaping up as a fight between competing visions for the future of the automobile, as well...

More suppliers join active-safety fray

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
You might think that the market for collision avoidance systems - with their complex mix of radar, cameras, processors and software - would be...

Audi plans backups for key safety tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
For its next big step in collision avoidance - vehicles that can swerve to avoid an obstacle - Audi AG is adopting a belt-and-suspenders approach.

Mobileye software mimics how the human eye sees

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2015
Obstacle detection software has become a must-have technology pursued by just about every megasupplier of safety equipment.

IndyCars test Honda, Chevy engineers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2015
The Chevrolets and Hondas that millions of Americans drive have at least one thing in common with the high-revving, single-seat open-wheeled cars...

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Sales staffers seek to brand themselves

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Auto salespeople increasingly are promoting themselves -- apart from their dealerships -- with personal websites, YouTube videos and social media...

How reviews can boost work force

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Dealers and salespeople have come to realize that the most impactful reviews, those that do the most to enhance the brand of the store or the...

Google says self-driving prototype ready to hit the road

12:37 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2015
Google says it is ready to take its fully autonomous prototype vehicle on the road, but the company has yet to apply for the required permit in...

ZF completes $12.4 billion acquisition of TRW

10:26 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2015
German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG said today that it has completed its $12.

Nvidia plans leap from Audi navigation systems to self-driving cars

5:52 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2015
Nvidia had a thriving business in supplying powerful graphics processors for video game consoles and laptop computers when VW Group asked it to adapt...

Audi's move to e-charger could boost Valeo, Honeywell, BorgWarner

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2015
Audi will be the first automaker to use electrically boosted turbocharging in a mass-production model.

Apple settles battery maker's scientist-poaching lawsuit

7:06 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2015
Apple agreed to settle a lawsuit in which it was accused of poaching a lithium-ion battery maker's scientists to work on its own project for an...

GM to invest $1 billion to expand, renovate Mich. tech center

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2015
General Motors, in a long expected boost for its r&d activities, will invest $1 billion to expand and renovate operations at its technical center in...

U.S. pledges to speed up V2V mandate

5:15 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2015
Federal rules requiring new cars and trucks to have vehicle-to-vehicle communication equipment will be proposed earlier than expected as part of a...

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Toyota's Lentz in Texas: A Lexus regret, fixing 'starved' Scion, the next Prius

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Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz is a pioneer. He and a handful of other employees moved to north Texas last September to help build the automaker's new U.S. headquarters.
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