Delphi, Mobileye to partner on autonomous driving systemTue, 23, Aug 2016
Suppliers Delphi Automotive and Mobileye have partnered to produce systems for autonomous vehicles that could be put into production as soon as 2019.
Chevy expands Teen Driver tech to 9 nameplatesTue, 23, Aug 2016
Chevrolet today said it is expanding its Teen Driver technology this fall to nine nameplates, covering 64 percent of the brand's sales. The technology, which debuted on the 2016 Malibu sedan, mutes the audio system until front-seat occupants buckle their safety belts, warns the driver when exceeding a preset speed and allows parents to set a maximum audio volume.
Smart cars collaboration could raise risk of patent litigation, experts sayMon, 22, Aug 2016
As the West Coast's largest technology companies jump deeper into the automotive landscape, fears of increased litigation are bubbling in Michigan. Greg DeGrazia, partner and intellectual property attorney at law firm Warner Norcross and Judd, said that as the tech and auto industries continue to merge, a clash is on the horizon.
Uber, Volvo partner to put self-driving SUVs on U.S. roads by year-endThu, 18, Aug 2016
Uber and Volvo today said they have formed a $300 million partnership that could put a fleet of self-driving XC90 plug-in hybrid SUVs on the road in Pittsburgh in a matter of weeks. The first of 100 XC90s have already been delivered to Uber and could be deployed in the ride-hailing service's fleet this fall, if there are no engineering glitches.
Hyundai's Genesis unveils remote auto controls with AmazonThu, 18, Aug 2016
Genesis, Hyundai's new luxury division, today said it will be the first company to allow users to control a variety of car functions remotely using Amazon Alexa voice commands.
Detroit competition for talent ramps up in Silicon ValleyWed, 17, Aug 2016
For the first time in America's industrial history, the center for automotive technology is drifting away from Detroit. Ford, aiming to put fully autonomous vehicles into the economy by 2021, announced that it's doubling the size of its office in Silicon Valley to 260 people and investing in four companies that are key to building self-driving cars.
Ford to make autonomous cars for ride-hailing, ride-sharing by 2021Tue, 16, Aug 2016
Ford today said it plans to introduce an autonomous vehicle by 2021 for use in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service. Ford said the vehicle would be “specifically designed for commercial mobility services” and built in high volumes.
Tesla removes 'self-driving' from China website after Beijing crashMon, 15, Aug 2016
Tesla removed a Chinese term for "self-driving" from its China website after a driver in Beijing who crashed in Autopilot mode complained that the company overplayed the function's capability and misled buyers.
Audi vehicles, in first for industry, to talk to U.S. traffic signalsMon, 15, Aug 2016
Audi is rolling out technology that will allow its vehicles in the United States to communicate with traffic signals, allowing for a more stress-free ride in what it says is the car industry's first commercial use of the nascent technology.
Hyundai's next-step driving dynamicSat, 13, Aug 2016
Hyundai is pursuing a new engine persona in the United States. Hyundai calls it “controlled aggression” and says it represents the next phase in refining the brand’s driving experience.
Cultures clash in race to self-driving carsMon, 15, Aug 2016
As companies such as Google race to bring autonomous cars to market, the cultural divide between academic types and corporate types is surfacing publicly.
Keyless systems of older VW cars can be hacked, researchers sayThu, 11, Aug 2016
Tens of millions of vehicles sold by Volkswagen AG over the past 20 years are vulnerable to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, according to European researchers.