Perhaps we need a new Convergence on autonomous vehicles.
Tesla to install self-driving hardware in all new vehicles
Tesla Motors Inc. will equip all models it builds from now on with hardware that enables fully autonomous driving, says CEO Elon Musk.
Toyota leaps into transportation planning
Toyota is working with the city of Plano, Texas, along with nearby municipalities, transit agencies and local employers on a broad study of how to reduce traffic congestion and improve the use of public transportation.
Cybersecurity threat helps forge friendships
Regulating cybersecurity attacks has forced automakers to make friends with former foes and to start sharing information with competitors.
How humans could ruin the autonomous era
There are millions of ways that flawed, messy, sometimes inconsiderate humans can mess up a perfectly good utopian scenario.
Automakers, suppliers and governments must work together to develop truly autonomous vehicles.
Losing the car key
The latest evolution in car keys is on its way -- no car key at all. The future of vehicle entry and engine start is in your smartphone.
Japan Inc. gets serious about cybersecurity
Japan's carmakers are still seen as slow to adapt to the vulnerabilities of connected cars. But with the advent of autonomous driving just over the horizon, Japan Inc. is finally getting serious about cybersecurity.
Toyota aims to assist, not replace, drivers
Toyota is in no hurry to join the auto industry's stampede to launch fleet tests of Google-style self-driving taxis. The company's top priority is to help the motorist to drive safely, rather than to replace the driver, a senior Toyota executive said last week.
Google, automakers object to California rules for self-driving cars
Google and automakers objected to California proposals to set new, mandatory rules for testing self-driving cars in the state, which industry officials said could hobble their efforts in the home to much of self-driving vehicle testing and development.
Lear seeks edge in seating, electronics with new Detroit design, innovation center
Lear CEO Matt Simoncini believes a new design and innovation center in downtoww Detroit will give the company an advantage as a supplier and designer of advanced seating and electronics technologies. The center, housed in a 129-year-old former cigar factory that Lear bought and refurbished for $10 million, will serve as a design center and technology incubator.
Renault-Nissan creates tech division to accelerate mobility push
Nissan, aiming to parry rivals from Silicon Valley and emerge a leader in next-generation mobility, is forming a 300-person in-house startup division with French partner Renault to focus on software development, cloud engineering and big-data analytics.
Industry is crazy over technology
I am not sure where the clamor is coming from. But judging by the Paris motor show, the auto industry is going crazy about electric cars and self-driving vehicles.
The rush is on to get autonomous vehicles on the market and on U.S. roads. But progress must not come while putting the public at risk.
What do car hackers really want?
There's a lot of fear-mongering around the issue of automotive cybersecurity, but a growing number of experts say that creating havoc on the roads is not the primary threat from car hackers. They may be after something much more mundane: your money.
Cybersecurity threat creates new breed of supplier
Emerging hacking cybersecurity threats have created a cybersecurity market that is expected to “grow exponentially” in the next seven years and could hit $759 million in revenue by 2023, according to IHS Markit.
Automakers depend on the kindness of hackers
It's become an industry practice to rely on strangers around the world to identify and report software vulnerabilities in vehicles. Since mid-2015, automakers such as Tesla Motors, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have launched “bug bounty” programs, inviting coders to find and report vulnerabilities in their vehicle software.
Fiat Chrysler, Samsung talks stall amid Note 7 crisis, report says
Fiat Chrysler's talks with Samsung Electronics over a partnership with its car-parts unit have stalled because the Korean company is focused on resolving the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone crisis, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Toyota raises concerns about California self-driving oversight
A Toyota official raised concerns about California's plans to require compliance with a planned U.S. autonomous vehicle safety check list, calling it "preposterous."
BMW, Hyundai top new Power study on user-friendly tech
BMW and Hyundai both earned top marks on technology usability in a new report out by J.D. Power, signifying that luxury and mass-market vehicles can do equally well satisfying customers with new technology.
Fully autonomous vehicles won't arrive for a long time
Despite all the buzz about the impending arrival of self-driving cars, the obstacles to perfecting and mass producing fully automated vehicles remain formidable.
Toyota's pint-size travel buddy
Toyota introduces a little pet robot to watch over drivers. Toyota plans to start selling the robot through dealerships in Japan next year for ¥39,800 ($390).