Blast hits Japan plant operated by Toyota brake supplierMon, 30, May 2016
Advics, a supplier of braking components to Toyota, reported an explosion at one of its factories in central Japan's Aichi prefecture.
Mazda ventures back into premium tierSat, 28, May 2016
For more than a decade, Mazda has talked about occupying a quasi-premium space in the U.S. The redesigned CX-9 is a step in that direction.
More carmakers race into ride-sharingMon, 30, May 2016
Automakers are staking their claims in the ride-sharing world -- and fast. Last week, Toyota invested in ride-share giant Uber, Volkswagen Group in Gett, a ride-hailing company popular in Europe, and BMW in the company behind a carpooling app. General Motors invested in Uber rival Lyft in January.
Race cars are laps ahead on connectivitySun, 29, May 2016
Although some might think the fuss about connected cars is a relatively recent phenomenon, it's not. Race cars -- including those at today's Indianapolis 500 -- have been transmitting fuel and performance data to pit crews for decades. And some technology tested on the track has found its way into production vehicles.
Toyota patent activity soaringSat, 28, May 2016
EV-related technologies have triggered a boom in automotive patents, and they are streaming out of Toyota. And the gap between the number of new Toyota patents and those at the industry's second-place company, Robert Bosch, is enormous.
Here come the hydrogen stationsMon, 30, May 2016
Hydrogen fuel cell cars are beginning to trickle onto California's roads. And thanks to a push from regulators, automakers and startup FirstElement, more filling stations are arriving, too.
Toyota, Nissan seek battery breakthroughsMon, 30, May 2016
Toyota and Nissan are working on advanced battery technologies they hope will give new-generation electrified vehicles greater driving range.
Charging for prepaid maintenance trumps giving it awayMon, 16, May 2016
H&H Chevrolet found that charging customers for prepaid maintenance plans produced better results overall than giving the plans away for free.
Next-gen Dodge Charger could cut weight, offer twin-turbo I-4Mon, 30, May 2016
The next generation Dodge Charger is expected to shed nearly 500 pounds from its base curb weight, and could come with a 300-hp, twin-turbo inline-four engine in development for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, according to sources.
Indy 500 delivers speed, safety advances, innovation for 100 yearsFri, 27, May 2016
Technological advancements first tested on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval have transitioned to everyday production models since the very first race.
Bentley close to compact decisionMon, 30, May 2016
Bentley is working on a compact model line previewed by last year's EXP 10 Speed 6 concept.
High-performance Nissan Sentra to get sporty looks, more powerMon, 30, May 2016
Nissan's compact Sentra sedan looks ready to get the Nismo treatment. Recent spy photos show a Sentra with a sporty body kit, spoiler and a more aggressive front end.