Vehicle Technology

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Meet Dave Filipe, Ford's new powertrain boss, and he's not the same as the old powertrain boss

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2018

Dave Filipe, Ford's new vice president of powertrain engineering, faces a big challenge as the EcoBoost era winds down and the electrification era begins.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Why Aston Martin is mulling risky move into F1

Feb. 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer envisions the automaker entering Formula One as an engine supplier by 2021. It's a risky move, but the company needs the F1 marketing to promote its upcoming mid-engine supercar, as Palmer explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Israeli startup takes on Google in rush to process car data

Feb. 20, 2018 09:59 CET

Israeli startup Otonomo is taking on giant software companies including Google in the rush to process and monetize the mass of data being produced by today's connected cars.... Read More »

Gentex's two-way mirror strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Auto mirrors will change in the future -- but which technology to bet on? Gentex is ready to go either way.... Read More »

Hyundai Nexo is a rolling showcase of self-driving eco-car technology

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

The Hyundai Nexo fuel cell vehicle marries futuristic fuel cell technology to next-generation autonomous-driving systems in a rolling showcase that aims to quash notions the automaker is a straggler.... Read More »

Another reinvention for AxleTech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Detroit's heavy-duty and off-road axle and brake maker AxleTech is being reborn as a supplier to electric garbage trucks, buses and construction vehicles.... Read More »

Continental bracing for a world of bugs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Continental needs software engineers. There will be a world of software bugs to keep them busy.... Read More »

Remote software updates help build service business, suppliers say

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Automakers could use over-the-air software updates to prompt owners with customized messages directing them where to take their vehicles for service, suppliers say.... Read More »

Artificial intelligence helps automakers, dealers improve fixed ops

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Car companies, automakers, dealers, insurers and suppliers are making big investments in artifcial intelligence to make fixed operations more efficient, in such areas as parts supply chains, collision assessments and repair processes.... Read More »

Augmented reality glasses, robots expand techs' repair horizons

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

New technologies are speeding the resolution of unfamiliar or complicated service problems. Techs at some Audi and Porsche dealerships can call on a factory tech to join them, virtually.... Read More »

False starts for augmented reality

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Augmented reality's journey to dealership service departments has included several false starts.... Read More »

The hurdles of fixing automated vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Automakers, dealers, industry groups and academics agree that a significant gap exists in education and marketing of careers for automated vehicle service technicians.... Read More »

Changes grip embattled GKN

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2018

GKN has changed CEOs, embarked on a two-year profit drive and now is battling a hostile takeover -- all while launching its advanced eDrive technology.... Read More »

Dyson wants to build 3 EV models, report says

Feb. 16, 2018 06:01 CET

Dyson aims to bring three electric cars to market with the first launching in 2021, the Financial Times reported.... Read More »

Google's auto trend report shows what drivers want; on-board cameras popular

4:07 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Based on what they Google, Americans are looking for a variety of ways to secure their pets in transit while Germans focus on their audio and Japanese want more comfort.... Read More »

London not ready for driverless cars before 2030s, report says

Feb. 14, 2018 10:04 CET

London is ill-prepared to become an early adopter of driverless cars and retail deliveries by drone, a report from the city's lawmakers said. The UK government has said such transport technology will be available by 2021, but the report predicts that infrastructure and connectivity issues mean this will likely happen much later.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan to show redesigned Altima in NY

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2018

Nissan to show redesigned Altima; Heavy debate about safety; Rolls names SUV; Toyota Supra, Hyundai Santa Fe peeks; In with robotaxis, out with tailgate parties, bumper stickers?... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Hyundai takes Santa Fe upscale to help boost SUV's weak European sales

Feb. 13, 2018 06:01 CET

Hyundai hopes a roomier, more upscale interior and new technology will help to give its Santa Fe a boost in Europe, which has less appetite for large SUVs than other major markets such as the U.S.... Read More »

Sweden's Northvolt battery plant gets financing approval from EIB

Feb. 12, 2018 06:01 CET

The European Investment Bank has approved 52.5 million euros ($64 million) in financing, alongside Sweden's government, for a Swedish plan to build Europe's biggest battery cell plant as part of a EU push to compete with Asian and U.S. manufacturers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford raising Expedition, Navigator output

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Ford revving up Expedition, Navigator output; Takata clears legal hurdle; Peek at CAFE menu; Porsche mulls Mission E ramp-up; Life with a Toyota robot: A little too robotic?... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Don't change rules of road

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

If you are going to test on public roads, let us at least have a steering wheel and brake pedal. Just in case.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Listen to market to develop new tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

With each announcement of another battery, hybrid or autonomous vehicle and the associated billions in investment, I wonder:... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Nissan Europe exec outlines how Formula E entry will lift Leaf

Feb. 11, 2018 06:01 CET

Nissan will join the Formula E racing series this year and the automaker's European EV boss, Gareth Dunsmore, sees this as a great opportunity to present the second-generation Leaf to a new group of potential customers, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

My life with Kirobo the robot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2018

Toyota says its Kirobo Mini conversation partner, a robot it's selling in Japan, is a first step toward talking cars, but its conversations highlight the gulf that remains in achieving that goal and the challenges automakers face when delving into tomorrow's world of high technology.... Read More »

White House weighs big cuts to mpg rules

1:04 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2018

The Trump administration is looking at ways to reduce future fuel economy standards for automobiles in a move to appease carmakers, who have asked to ease future targets put in place under President Obama.... Read More »

 
Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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It's intriguing when, without prompting, designers talk up a rival vehicle. And that's happening wit ...
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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving fr ...
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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