'Mystery device' helps thieves steal cars with push-button ignitions, report saysWed, 07, Dec 2016
The National Insurance Crime Bureau today said it obtained and tested a so-called “mystery device” that can allow a thief to break into a vehicle without leaving behind any of the traditional pieces of evidence such as broken glass.
Does self-driving plan rely too much on states?Mon, 05, Dec 2016
Confusion en route to self-driving vehiclesMon, 05, Dec 2016
Contact lens tech could revolutionize electric vehiclesTue, 06, Dec 2016
A plastic based on soft contact-lens technology may solve some of the biggest challenges facing electric vehicles by letting them recharge in seconds and travel from London to Edinburgh without stopping, scientists say.
Alliance moves to block EPA from finalizing mpg rulesMon, 05, Dec 2016
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers late Monday urged congressional negotiators to include language in a short-term budget resolution that would bar the Obama administration from finalizing mpg rules before it leaves office next month. The EPA under law had to decide by April 2018 whether to modify the 2022-2025 model year vehicle emission rules requiring average fleet-wide efficiency of more than 50 miles per gallon.
BMW accelerates EV, self-driving strategyMon, 05, Dec 2016
VW's Moia brand will challenge UberMon, 05, Dec 2016
VW Group will challenge ride-hailing company Uber with a new mobility services brand called Moia that eventually will have its own electric passenger vehicle. Establishing Moia, the group's 13th brand, is part of VW Group's aggressive push into electric vehicles and new technology services as it emerges from its diesel emissions scandal.
BMW's ride-hailing project takes on Uber with autonomous carsMon, 05, Dec 2016
BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Germany as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms such as Uber. The automaker will test self-driving functions in Munich before expanding the project to other cities.
Apple signals a readiness to join the self-driving car raceSun, 04, Dec 2016
Apple is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles.