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Honda, like Mercedes, to test self-driving cars at Calif. military base

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015 | UPDATED: 3/31/15 12:14 pm ET - adds link
Honda said today it plans to join Mercedes-Benz in testing its self-driving cars at the Concord Naval Weapons Station, a retired military base northeast of San Francisco.... Read More »

Audi picks Delphi for technology bundling self-driving functions

10:44 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Audi is developing a device the size of an iPad tablet that will pack all the computing power needed for a car to drive itself safely along streets and highways without crashing.... Read More »

Hyundai plans to have autonomous tech on road by 2020

7:59 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Hyundai said today it aims to commercialize autonomous driving capabilities in some of its cars in 2020, as the South Korean automaker plays catch-up...... Read More »

Toyota's low-price safety tech coming to U.S. this year

7:09 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Toyota said today it will begin offering automatic braking, lane departure alert technology and other safety electronics later this year in a package...... Read More »

Key Safety to use Mobileye vision tech to aid drivers

4:08 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Supplier Key Safety Systems said it has signed an agreement with Mobileye NV to use the software developer's vision processing chip for new types of...... Read More »

Chevy, supplier tweak Volt battery pack for more range

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
To boost the 2016 Chevrolet Volt's electric-only driving range to 50 miles from 38 on the outgoing first-generation car, engineers reduced the number...... Read More »

Delphi's driverless cross-country adventure

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
In 1903, a 31-year-old physician named Horatio Nelson Jackson journeyed from San Francisco to New York in a Winton touring car, the first motor car...... Read More »

Calif. considers a plea for plug-in hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015
Ford, Honda, GM and Toyota fear they’ll need to offer large incentives to meet California’s mandate for zero-emission vehicles.... Read More »

Valeo's self-driving systems learn from military drones

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015
Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the...... Read More »

Tesla presses Japanese battery suppliers to innovate, take risks

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
A Tesla executive courted partners in Japan for its so-called gigafactory, praising local companies for top-notch quality and technology while...... Read More »

Cadillac CT6 to pack 34-speaker Bose sound system

3:20 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Cadillac's new flagship sedan will come with a new sound system that will leave nothing uncovered inside the cabin.... Read More »

Automakers exceed U.S. fuel-economy rules for 2nd straight year, EPA says

11:04 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Automakers exceeded their targets for improving fuel economy and tailpipe emissions by "a wide margin" for the second year in a row, the EPA said.... Read More »

Toyota targets big savings in factory, product-development spending

12:30 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Toyota outlined bold savings targets in factory investment and vehicle development, along with gains in fuel efficiency, through an aggressive...... Read More »

New generation of cheaper batteries adds power to hybrids, cut fuel use

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
A new generation of hybrid cars that combine electric and gas power in new ways are emerging as a low-cost alternative for automakers and consumers...... Read More »

Average U.S. gasoline usage lowest in 3 decades, study says

2:09 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
With improvements in vehicle fuel economy, U.S.... Read More »

Chevrolet's Teen Driver safety feature to debut on redesigned Malibu

11:15 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
Chevrolet says Teen Driver is the first feature in the industry to offer what is essentially a report card that allows parents to view on a display...... Read More »

An Audi obstacle, and a lesson in creating self-driving cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
The tale of an Audi prototype and a piece of desert tumbleweed illustrates one of the most daunting challenges in designing self-driving cars:...... Read More »

Remote updates speed Tesla's Autopilot push

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Tesla doesn't have the r&d budget of rivals such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. But the Palo Alto, Calif.... Read More »

Technology makes vehicles slipperier

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Drag coefficient measures the resistance of an object as it moves through air or fluid.... Read More »

Cars hear you, but when will they get you?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Almost all vehicles sold in America today are programmed to respond to a driver's voice commands.... Read More »

IT'S ABOUT TIME

Automakers see Apple Watch as chance to widen acceptance of connected-car features

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Smartwatches are in their early days, but automakers see the rollout of the Apple Watch as a seminal moment.... Read More »

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