Automakers tap new partners to bridge tech gapSun, 25, Sep 2016
Automakers are increasingly turning to non-traditional suppliers to bridge the knowledge gap they face as they try to keep pace with rising demand for in-car connectivity and autonomous driving.
Austria brothers aim to help BMW, VW, others tackle TeslaSun, 25, Sep 2016
Auto executives from BMW, VW and McLaren are seeking advice from three Austrian brothers who are designing electric cars they say can go faster and further than anything made by Tesla.
Takata failed to report 2003 airbag rupture to NHTSAFri, 23, Sep 2016
Japanese airbag supplier Takata said it failed to inform the U.S. auto safety agency of a 2003 rupture of one of its airbag inflators in Switzerland, according to an internal Takata report released by U.S. regulators on Friday.
This cab-forward truck for emerging markets comes in a box, like Ikea furnitureMon, 26, Sep 2016
Legendary Formula 1 designer Gordon Murray, who also created the first McLaren road car, has turned to a new project, a truck for emerging markets that comes pre-packaged in a box, like IKEA furniture.
What's the real secret to striking design?Mon, 26, Sep 2016
Even the most beautifully sketched exterior remains just an idea on a piece of paper if, in the end, it can't be pressed into actual metal.
BMW'S NEW INSIDE VIEWMon, 26, Sep 2016
When the creative minds behind BMW's Vision Next 100 sat down to conceive an autonomous driving car of the future, their approach was something of a revolution for the century-old company. Instead of sketching the overhangs, greenhouse or wheel arches in pursuit of the perfect proportions or the sportiest silhouette, they used an entirely different starting point to convey emotion: the interior.
Outside help eases burden of tech r&dMon, 26, Sep 2016
Diversified companies are finding that far-flung businesses may be a secret weapon in developing new automotive technologies.
'Autonomous is one everyone's mind'Mon, 26, Sep 2016
Adient, emerging as an independent company as Johnson Controls spins off its seat-making operations, plans to make a big play in the autonomous vehicle space.
Anti-UAW worker group at VW Tennessee plant loses representationFri, 23, Sep 2016
A worker group created as an alternative to the UAW at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee has failed to meet minimum membership requirements under the German automaker's labor policy, VW said on Thursday.
VW emissions inquiry has found no evidence against Audi CEO, report saysFri, 23, Sep 2016
Investigators looking into Volkswagen's diesel-emissions scandal have found no suspicious facts against Rupert Stadler, the head of Audi, Reuters reported.
Postal Service names six finalists to design next delivery vehicleThu, 22, Sep 2016
The U.S. Postal Service has named six companies as finalists in a competition to design its delivery vehicle of the future. A total of $37.4 million will be divided among the six companies, which will produce about 50 prototypes.
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.