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New Mich. group wants to take driverless-car mantle from Silicon Valley

7:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Detroit put the world on wheels and should be the place that takes the driver out of the driver's seat, according to a coalition of Michigan business leaders and politicians.

Audi expects in-car electronics to become as valuable as horsepower

6:29 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Audi expects that electronics and digital features will become just as important as sheer horsepower for global automakers as they brace for a fundamental industry shift and new competitors and potential allies emerge.

Hyundai wins race to offer Android Auto

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Hyundai has become the first car company to offer Google's new Android Auto interface by launching it in the 2015 Sonata.

JLR aiming high with SVO unit

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover hopes to match its German competition with a specially badged line of performance and luxury variants.

GABE NELSON

To win over humans, Google's self-driving car must clear a high bar

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
The flawed analyses of Google's accident record illustrated the bar that the self-driving car will need to cross to be accepted.

Lessons from a self-driving instructor

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2015
Raj Rajkumar, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, was on the team that won the 2007 DARPA Urban...

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...

SIGNAL STRENGTH

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...

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...

SELF EXPRESSION

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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