Detroit wants to maintain control of technological advancesFri, 09, Dec 2016
Detroit is willing to let Silicon Valley into the car, but it’s not ready to hand over the keys. Automakers and suppliers said today that while the technology coming from the West Coast has been key to industry advancement, traditional companies still will control the fate of future vehicles.
Michigan governor signs bill allowing self-driving cars on public roadsFri, 09, Dec 2016
Ford leads automakers in patents for first timeFri, 09, Dec 2016
'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.
Ford's futurist foreshadows consumer trends to watch in 2017Wed, 07, Dec 2016
As the in-house futurist at Ford, Sheryl Connelly's job is to predict the future -- not necessarily about driving or cars, but about how consumer behavior is changing. Connelly's findings, however, often have a bearing on how the automaker designs, builds and markets cars.
Harman's first bet after Samsung deal is car dashboard projectorTue, 06, Dec 2016
GM expands rear-seat reminder technology to 20 modelsTue, 06, Dec 2016
In an effort to prevent child heatstroke deaths, General Motors' new Rear Seat Reminder technology -- which made its debut in the GMC Acadia this year -- will become standard on more than 20 models that account for about two-thirds of its U.S. sales.
Toyota will expand development of hybrid technologyTue, 06, Dec 2016
Toyota will expand the development of its gasoline-hybrid technology to speed up the introduction of lower-emission engines. The automaker will increase staffing of its hybrid tech team by 30 percent through 2021.
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.
Denso to help study car-sharing technologies in Mich.Thu, 01, Dec 2016
Delphi taps Intel for chips in self-driving technologyTue, 29, Nov 2016
Delphi Automotive has formed a partnership with Intel Corp. to use Intel chips for a technology package being developed for self-driving vehicles. Late next year, Intel will start delivering computer chips to run Delphi's decision-making software .