Apple taps BlackBerry talent as car project takes software turn, report saysThu, 28, Jul 2016
Apple hired the former head of BlackBerry's automotive software division as new leadership at the iPhone-maker's car team places increased emphasis on developing self-driving technology, people familiar with the project told Bloomberg.
Mercedes pulls ad challenged by safety groupsThu, 28, Jul 2016
Mercedes-Benz USA is pulling an ad for the redesigned 2017 E-class sedan after consumer and safety advocates on Wednesday called the spot misleading in its depiction of the vehicle’s driver-assist systems.
Mercedes challenged over 'Drive Pilot' TV adWed, 27, Jul 2016
Consumer and auto safety advocates have called on the FTC to investigate Mercedes-Benz over a TV commercial for the 2017 E-class, saying the ad could mislead consumers by overstating the capability of automated driving systems available on the sedan.
All-Terrain TechnologyMon, 25, Jul 2016
JLR is working on connected-car technologies that work regardless of terrain with the goal of reducing driver stress, accidents and injuries. No word yet on when these will debut.
Switch to 48 volts? Not so fastMon, 25, Jul 2016
Every five years or so, you hear scuttlebutt that sometime soon a luxury car is about to replace its 12-volt electrical system with a battery capable of handling all the electronics now being developed for automobiles. It's not a quick change.
Ford plans to install Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in entire 2017 lineupMon, 25, Jul 2016
Ford will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity on its full lineup of 2017 vehicles, marking the fastest rollout of the technology so far by an automaker in the U.S.
Auto industry should enlist hackers to aid in cybersecurity, panelists sayFri, 22, Jul 2016
If the auto industry wants protection from the most talented players in the cybersecurity field, then it needs to attract hackers, panelists said today at the Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit.
Vehicle advancements can trigger more calls for roadside help, AAA saysThu, 21, Jul 2016
Technological and design advancements in vehicles haven’t reduced the need for drivers to seek roadside assistance and there is new evidence that they actually may be contributing to more calls for help.
Tesla's data collection may help it deflect Autopilot liability, lawyers sayWed, 20, Jul 2016
The large volume of data Tesla collects from its cars on the road has armed it with information to publicly counter, and possibly legally defend, claims about the safety of its Autopilot driving-assist software, according to lawyers familiar with such cases.
54.5 mpg target is off the table, U.S. regulators sayMon, 18, Jul 2016
The U.S. government is adjusting its CAFE goals for the 2025 model year, saying the industry won't hit fleetwide fuel economy averages of 54.5 mpg because demand for trucks and SUVs is higher than expected.
Developers of Michigan self-driving car project to buy more than 300 acresTue, 19, Jul 2016
Developers of the planned American Center for Mobility autonomous vehicle testing site plan to purchase more than 300 acres of the former Willow Run bomber factory for $1.2 million, the state said Monday.
Tesla working with suppliers to improve AutopilotMon, 18, Jul 2016
Tesla is working with suppliers Bosch and Mobileye to refine its Autopilot technology, which has come under fire in recent weeks following a fatal accident that occurred while it was in use.