Google expands nascent ride-sharing service, report saysTue, 30, Aug 2016
Alphabet's Google unit plans to open its ride-sharing program to Waze app users in San Francisco this fall, pitting itself against Uber, The Wall Street Journal reported.
VW reviews procurement strategy in wake of supplier disputeTue, 30, Aug 2016
Volkswagen is reviewing its supplier and procurement strategy to avoid another dispute such as the one that caused production slowdowns and stoppages this month, CEO Matthias Mueller said.
Faurecia recasts interiors for self-driving carsThu, 25, Aug 2016
With self-driving cars expected on the road within three to five years, French supplier Faurecia is focusing on the cabin of future autonomous cars.
FCA tries to protect vehicle security codesSat, 27, Aug 2016
Fiat Chrysler is threatening serious repercussions to anyone who uses its internal DealerCONNECT software and provides outsiders with "key codes, radio codes and other anti-theft or security measures."
China startup recruits Italian expertise for GT96 supercarSun, 28, Aug 2016
China's Techrules has recruited Italian design and engineering partners to help it launch the country's first supercar.
Calif. startup aims to take autonomous cars to next level with new languageTue, 30, Aug 2016
Drive.ai, a Mountain View, Calif., based technology company staffed by experts from Stanford University's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, has become the latest entrant in the autonomous-vehicle race, with an assist from a prominent ex-Detroit 3 executive.
Takata says truck carrying airbag inflators exploded; 1 dead, 4 injuredMon, 29, Aug 2016
A truck transporting Takata airbag inflators and propellants that are at the center of a global recall exploded in Texas last week, resulting in one death and four injuries, the embattled auto parts supplier said today.
VW CEO expects turnaround to start bearing fruit in 2-3 yearsTue, 30, Aug 2016
Volkswagen AG CEO Matthias Mueller is pushing forward with a technological and organizational revamp of Europe's largest carmaker despite internal opposition and expects his efforts to begin bearing fruit in two to three years.
U.S. congressional leaders seek more time to study new mpg rulesMon, 29, Aug 2016
Three congressional leaders on Monday asked top federal environmental and safety officials to extend by 60 days the public comment period on new vehicle emissions and fuel economy standards.
Volvo will hire 400 engineers to spearhead high-tech pushTue, 30, Aug 2016
Volvo will recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification.
Samsung SDI will build EV battery plant in HungaryTue, 30, Aug 2016
Samsung SDI plans a factory in Hungary to make electric-vehicle batteries, joining the race to tap European demand. The company produces batteries for the BMW i3.
U.S. issues 'call to action' after traffic deaths riseMon, 29, Aug 2016
The U.S. government is seeking support from researchers and data scientists to help understand and ultimately combat the leading causes of traffic deaths after a significant spike last year. The Obama administration today issued what it called an “unprecedented call to action” as it released a final analysis of traffic fatality data from 2015, when roadside deaths jumped by 7.2 percent from 2014 to 35,092, the most since 2008.