Lightweight materials r&d facility in Detroit showcased during auto showJan. 15, 2018
A $50 million r&d operation for testing and commercializing lightweight metals and composite materials is being showcased in Detroit during this week's auto show.
Great Wall unit to open r&d center near DetroitDec. 19
American Haval Motor Technology, a unit of China's Great Wall Motor, plans to spend $3.51 million building an r&d center in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills, Mich.
'Golden opportunity'Dec. 18
Fighting to create a segment of the automotive industry a decade ago was much different from taking on legacy automakers for a piece of that burgeoning market today.
Ford: Hybrids are better for autonomyDec. 11
Ford countered GM's vision for a large-scale self-driving car deployment in 2019 by detailing plans to launch an autonomous hybrid in 2021 for more diverse commercial uses.
The CEO is out, but not his visionDec. 11
Boardroom unease over ongoing acquisitions just brought down ZF's CEO. But the parts giant knows it must press on to be a true global autonomous vehicle competitor.
Toyota shuns own tradition, seeks partners on EV workDec. 4
Once a dogmatic adherent to in-house development, the world's second biggest automaker is now opening its doors to outside help on electric cars.
'Pretertyping' — BMW's bona fide dud detectorDec. 4
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.
Intel: We've got the edge on efficiencyDec. 4
The war over the self-driving car chip got a little personal last week at the Los Angeles auto show, where Intel CEO Brian Krzanich started naming names and calling out the competition.
Panasonic CEO: Short cycles not long offDec. 4
Panasonic North America CEO Tom Gebhardt says short cycles are used to fix errors.
BMW will increase spending on r&d, finance chief tells paperNov. 28
BMW will increase spending on research and development as it increases investments in EVs and self-driving cars, finance chief Nicolas Peter told German daily Handelsblatt.
BMW will invest $237 million in battery cell centerNov. 24
BMW will invest 200 million euros ($237 million) over the next four years in a battery cell competence center in Munich, the automaker's home city.
Waymo gives clues to business plan for tomorrowNov. 18
The first fully self-driving cars will be in ride-hailing fleets, which Waymo says will lead to learning more about the tech and how consumers use it.