Domo Arigato, Mr. RobotoFeb. 11
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.
'The human touch': Why assembly plants need people more than robotsJan. 23
How Ford plans to use its new digs in Detroit's Corktown neighborhoodJan. 21
A floating car is born from the carnage of Japan's tsunamiJan. 19
Lightweight materials r&d facility in Detroit showcased during auto showJan. 15
Great Wall unit to open r&d center near DetroitDec. 19, 2017
'Golden opportunity'Dec. 18, 2017
Ford: Hybrids are better for autonomyDec. 11, 2017
The CEO is out, but not his visionDec. 11, 2017
Toyota shuns own tradition, seeks partners on EV workDec. 4, 2017
'Pretertyping' — BMW's bona fide dud detectorDec. 4, 2017
Building a working prototype is expensive, so BMW's advanced research teams construct cheaper 'pretertypes' for new innovations to check they're on the right track. Sometimes the reaction can halt an idea on the spot.