There's no beating Indy 500 in the '60sMon, 23, May 2016
The most exciting era in the history of the Indianapolis 500 was the mid-1960s, when the Brickyard was shifting from front-engine, Offenhauser-powered roadsters to low-slung, rear-engine racers.
Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unitFri, 27, May 2016
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked with developing new products and services for the brand.
Google plans r&d center for self-driving cars in suburban DetroitWed, 25, May 2016
Google plans to open a 53,000-square-foot operation in suburban Detroit to conduct further r&d for the company's self-driving automotive technology.
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.
Apple, Chinese ride-hailing deal heats up smart-car raceFri, 13, May 2016
Apple's $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing intensifies a race to acquire technology, talent and market access in a rapidly evolving global personal transportation market. Apple's move comes as auto and technology industry executives and investors are placing bets that self-driving car systems, EVs and ride sharing will eventually converge to allow companies to sell rides in self-driving vehicles, generating revenue day and night.
Apple, in blow to Uber, invests $1B in China ride-hailing service DidiFri, 13, May 2016
Apple is investing $1 billion in Didi, giving the Chinese ride-hailing startup a powerful ally and dealing a blow to Uber as it tries to build its business in the country.
Tesla races to hire factory whizzes to build Model 3Sat, 07, May 2016
Elon Musk gave a public shout-out to the sharpest minds in manufacturing this week, calling on them to come help Tesla Motors build a million all-electric cars a year by 2020.
Obstacles on the road to a 90-second oil changeMon, 16, May 2016
A Castrol innovation offers the prospect of mess-free oil changes in less than two minutes. But substantial hurdles stand in the way of its adoption by automakers.
Marchionne says FCA-Google deal on Pacifica is 'first phase' of relationshipFri, 06, May 2016
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said his company's agreement with Google to put the technology giant's autonomous driving system in 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans is a “first phase” of their relationship.
Automakers, states urge White House to reject plan to open spectrumThu, 05, May 2016
A group of more than 50 automakers, state transportation agencies and other groups today urged the White House and other federal policymakers not to immediately open a portion of the wireless spectrum reserved for connected vehicles.
Billions are being invested in driverless cars that Americans don't wantThu, 05, May 2016
The driverless revolution is racing forward, as inventors overcome technical challenges such as navigating at night and regulators craft new rules. Yet the rush to robot cars faces a big roadblock: People aren't ready to give up the wheel.