21 suppliers named PACE Award finalists

10:50 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Twenty-eight innovations from 21 different automotive suppliers have been named finalists for the 2016 Automotive News PACE Awards.

Ford commits $1.8 billion to r&d in China

6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Ford will invest $1.8 billion over the next five years to expand r&d in China, the latest effort by the U.S. carmaker to secure a larger slice of the world's biggest auto market.

Austin may be fertile ground for Google test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
The rapid rollout of prototypes this summer for testing in Austin, Texas, suggests that the company may be zeroing in on a city for when that day...


Blazing a trail to self-driving cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Most folks in the auto industry can see the promise of self-driving vehicles. The tricky part is a vision of how to get there.

The secret to BMW M4 GTS power boost? Water

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
The 2016 BMW M4 GTS has a huge rear wing, plenty of custom bodywork and factory-fitted, six-point harness-equipped racing seats.

Toyota unveils self-driving safety tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Toyota, aiming to deploy autonomous driving systems by 2020, will deploy technology this year that allows vehicles to talk to each other, scan...

How the Civic got its turbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2015
When Honda's 10th-generation Civic sedan goes on sale this fall, it will be the first time the brand has offered a turbocharged engine to U.S. buyers.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says fired employees go work for Apple

10:12 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015
Elon Musk called Apple a “Tesla Graveyard” where his fired employees go to work.

A Stanford professor's quest to fix driverless cars' major flaw

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015
As the autonomous car movement barrels ahead, Chris Gerdes is raising questions about ethical choices that must inevitably be programmed into the...

Bosch's popular diesel engine software was not preprogrammed to cheat

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015
A popular diesel engine management program used by several top automakers, including Volkswagen AG, was not pre-programmed to detect when a vehicle...

Toyota unveils new self-driving safety tech, targets 2020 autonomous drive

9:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Toyota said it will deploy autonomous driving systems by 2020 and take a big step forward this year by deploying technology that allows vehicles to...

Ford touts driving technology for scary L.A. traffic conditions

7:49 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Ford took its mobility technology road show to L.A.

BMW car-sharing program quits San Francisco

5:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
DriveNow, the car-sharing program owned by BMW that allows drivers to rent electric cars by the minute, is pulling out of San Francisco, the only U.S.

Nissan's concept aims to engage 'share native' generation

1:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Nissan shares its vision for ultraconnected digital-era driving at this month's Tokyo Motor Show with a concept minicar in which nearly every...

Average fuel economy of new cars dips 3rd time in 4 months

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
The average fuel economy of new U.S. light vehicles declined for the third time in four months in September, a University of Michigan report found.


With QNX, BlackBerry finds more room in the car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
This year, QNX notched a huge victory by delivering the underlying software for the latest version of Ford Motor Co.'s Sync system.

The Japanese emissions equipment maker that humbled VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
Horiba, an obscure Japanese manufacturer that makes about 70 percent of the world's auto emissions testing systems, played a key role in uncovering...

Hyundai loses $28.9 million patent infringement trial

6:49 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
Hyundai and affiliate Kia were told to pay a Baltimore company $28.

Cox, Dealertrack chiefs hit road to explain $4 billion acquisition

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015
Cox President Sandy Schwartz and Dealertrack CEO Mark O’Neil will be going on the road together over the next two weeks to meet with auto...

GM targets double-digit earnings growth in 2016

10:51 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015
General Motors moved to convince Wall Street that its recovery is gathering momentum with improving margins, strong brands, new markets for high-tech...

GM ramps up autonomous driving, mobility plans

9:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015
GM today disclosed plans for several new autonomous-driving and mobility initiatives -- from a New York City ride-sharing project to an electric bike...

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