ALONG FOR THE RIDESun, 25, Sep 2016
For the first time, the auto industry has a clear path ahead of it for the development and deployment of self-driving cars. But federal regulators will be right with them, just one lane over.
McLaren might be the best carmaker Apple can buySat, 24, Sep 2016
McLaren may be the only carmaker that makes sense for Apple to purchase since it has the benefit of being nimble, focused on high-tech and tuned in to the art of aerodynamics.
Robot rides may force error-prone human motorists off the roadThu, 22, Sep 2016
New rules of the road for robot cars coming out of Washington this week could lead to the eventual extinction of one of the defining archetypes of the past century: the human driver.
McLaren says 'no discussions' are taking place with AppleWed, 21, Sep 2016
McLaren damped down a report that Apple had made an approach for the British Formula One team owner and supercar maker. "We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment," a McLaren spokesman said.
Michigan House panel unanimously OKs amended autonomous vehicle billsWed, 21, Sep 2016
A Michigan House committee on Tuesday advanced four bills that would regulate Michigan's developing autonomous vehicle industry, with changes designed to satisfy concerns about exclusion raised by tech giant Google Inc.
Tesla fixes software bug that exposed hacking vulnerabilitiesTue, 20, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors released a software update to fix bugs that allowed Chinese "white-hat hackers" to remotely break into the Model S' control system and disrupt actions including turn signals, seat positions, displays and the door lock system.
Hyundai's great leap forwardMon, 19, Sep 2016
After pressing pause on years of breakneck expansion to nail quality, restock the product pipeline and streamline production, Hyundai is on the offensive again.
Uber plans to open Detroit facilityMon, 19, Sep 2016
Ride-hailing company Uber is preparing to plant roots in Detroit to collaborate with top auto suppliers and automakers. The news today follows Uber's launch of an autonomous vehicle ride-hailing program in Pittsburgh last week.
Did Apple bite off more than it could chew?Mon, 19, Sep 2016
A few years ago, Apple Inc.'s celebrity chiefs, including the late Steve Jobs, could get pretty snarky when discussing the auto industry. It's hard to tell, given Apple's secretive ways, but the tech giant's own efforts in the auto business don't appear to be going well these days.
Mobileye says it warned Tesla against enabling 'hands-free' drivingSat, 17, Sep 2016
Mobileye said its top executives were assured by Tesla CEO Elon Musk that drivers of the company's EVs would not be allowed to take their hands off the wheel when using the "Autopilot" driving assistance system, but Tesla later allowed hands-free driving over Mobileye's objections.
Chinese allege earlier Autopilot deathMon, 19, Sep 2016
News of a second crash involving Tesla Motors' semiautonomous driving system has raised questions about how early Tesla knew drivers may have been misusing the technology.
iPod creator Fadell joins the auto industryFri, 16, Sep 2016
iPod creator Tony Fadell, who is also the founder and former CEO of Nest Labs, is now in the car business. Granted, his vehicle is a $999 go-kart that will go into production in China next week. But he says his company, Actev Motors, is part of the technological tapestry representing where cars are going and what Detroit needs to succeed in the future of mobility.