Why Michigan wants to stay in the driver's seat on autonomous vehicle legislationSun, 01, May 2016
Attorneys who specialize in connected car technology and autonomous vehicles say the industry is creating new and unique legal issues around everything from cybersecurity and data protection to product liability. Michigan should be on the cutting edge of that discussion, one lawmaker says.
How Jaguar spells U.S. future: F-PaceSat, 30, Apr 2016
Jaguar's new F-Pace compact crossover will be the key vehicle to boosting the brand's lackluster U.S. sales, Jaguar's top U.S. executive says. The F-Pace, which goes on sale next month, will capitalize on a hot segment and is expected to bring new, younger buyers to the brand.
Nissan will recall 3.53 million vehicles because airbags may not deployFri, 29, Apr 2016
Nissan said it is recalling 3.53 million vehicles worldwide because passenger-side airbags may not work properly because vehicle sensors may malfunction.
Best test for self-driving cars?Fri, 29, Apr 2016
Federal safety regulators are asking automakers to help them figure out how to test self-driving cars to determine whether the vehicles are safe enough for consumers.
FCA offers DIY Siri Eyes Free software updateFri, 29, Apr 2016
Fiat Chrysler released a free software package that allows owners of certain 2013-15 vehicles equipped with its Uconnect infotainment system to integrate the Apple iPhone's Siri Eyes Free feature.
Driverless cars could save lives, kill businessesFri, 29, Apr 2016
The automotive and tech companies pursuing the driverless car share a utopian belief: Autonomous vehicles will benefit society, eventually saving most of the nearly 33,000 people killed each year in road accidents in America alone.
Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless roadFri, 29, Apr 2016
Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the first companies to launch a development effort, has emerged as the most visible and assertive lobbyist, with the most ambitious view of how self-driving vehicles should be deployed.
Ford will shut one F-150 line for a week over mechanical issuesThu, 28, Apr 2016
Ford is idling its F-150 assembly line in Missouri for one week in May to address mechanical issues that had been hindering the plant's output. The temporary shutdown comes as F-series inventory reaches its highest level in nearly a decade.
Supplier Tower International cancels plan to sell European unitThu, 28, Apr 2016
Tower International, which makes heavy metal components and assemblies for cars and trucks, said today it will not sell its European division, citing the industry's growth in the region.
Mich. bills would make hacking electronic vehicle systems a felony, with life in prisonThu, 28, Apr 2016
Hacking into an electronic vehicle system would have serious consequences under bills introduced today in the Michigan Senate: life in prison for the offender.
Gen Y more likely than older drivers to trust self-driving tech, study findsThu, 28, Apr 2016
More than half of those born after 1976 say they trust autonomous tech, compared with 41 percent in Generation X, 23 percent of baby boomers and 18 percent of the pre-boomer generation, J.D. Power's annual U.S. Tech Choice Study found.
Can racing put driverless technology on fast track?Sat, 23, Apr 2016
In Roborace, a racing series envisioned by Russian entrepreneur Denis Sverdlov, driverless cars would battle for pole position at the indecent speed of 180 mph, freed from the constraints of protecting a human behind the wheel.