BMW invests in California-based mobile carpooling appWed, 25, May 2016
BMW said today its BMW iVentures venture capital arm has invested an undisclosed amount in California-based Scoop Technologies, which offers a smartphone-powered carpooling service called Scoop.
Connectivity for mom-and-pop fleetsMon, 23, May 2016
General Motors wants to attract mom-and-pop operators with what it bills as the first integrated, hardware-free tool for small businesses to manage their fleets.
Public not sold on fully autonomous vehicles, study findsMon, 23, May 2016
More than four out of five people would prefer not to ride in fully autonomous vehicles, a study published today found.
Google positions updated Android as a standard for carsWed, 18, May 2016
In a play to persuade automakers to run cars on its Android operating system, Google is introducing an updated version of Android that it promises will work easily with key in-car features such as climate control, AM/FM radio and digital instrument clusters.
New GM tool warns of potential part failuresMon, 09, May 2016
General Motors quietly rolled out a new connected-car technology last month that it says has the potential to dramatically reduce vehicle-stopping breakdowns.
Digital agency Razorfish sees experience trumping messageMon, 09, May 2016
In a digital world where consumers expect brands to truly engage with them, pitching products isn't always enough, says Pat Frend, East region president of Razorfish, a digital marketing agency that is helping Mercedes-Benz reach out to younger audiences.
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.
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.