Toyota to sponsor USA Today's new virtual reality showThu, 20, Oct 2016
Toyota is testing a new type of advertising by running the first commercial designed to be viewed within USA Today's new virtual reality program. The ad for Toyota's 2017 Camry will debut today when it sponsors the first episode of "VRtually There," said the show's creator, Gannett Inc.
Hyundai recalls 62,811 Sonatas for loose sunroofsThu, 20, Oct 2016
Hyundai Motor America is recalling 62,811 Sonata sedans from the 2015-16 model years because the panoramic sunroof can come loose from the car and fall into traffic.
Gentex posts 18% gain in Q3 net incomeThu, 20, Oct 2016
Mirror and electronics supplier Gentex saw its third-quarter net income climb 18 percent to $92.1 million as sales at its automotive unit increased. Gentex typically serves as a bellwether for suppliers as it is one of the first of its peers to release its quarterly results.
Volvo sees Microsoft HoloLens speeding up car developmentThu, 20, Oct 2016
Volvo says it is the first automaker to test Microsoft's HoloLens augmented-reality goggles as a tool. The technology could dramatically affect car development, which would help the automaker meet its goal of reducing the time it takes to develop a new model to 20 months from 30 months.
Tesla plans to equip new vehicles with self-driving hardwareWed, 19, Oct 2016
After receiving scrutiny from regulators worldwide, Tesla Motors has ratcheted up its self-driving efforts by equipping all models with hardware that could enable fully autonomous driving.
Fiat Chrysler tech boss defends defeat-device claims before EU inquiryThu, 20, Oct 2016
Fiat Chrysler Chief Technical Officer Harald Wester defended the automaker before an EU inquiry against German government claims that its Fiat 500X diesel car cheated emissions tests.
VW targets $4.1 billion in cost cuts, report saysThu, 20, Oct 2016
Volkswagen is targeting about 3.7 billion euros ($4.1 billion) of cost cuts at its core VW brand by 2021 as it wrestles with labor leaders over a turnaround plan, sources told Reuters. The targeted savings would be in addition to a 5-billion-euro efficiency program announced by VW in 2014.
Google, automakers object to California rules for self-driving carsWed, 19, Oct 2016
Google and automakers objected to California proposals to set new, mandatory rules for testing self-driving cars in the state, which industry officials said could hobble their efforts in the home to much of self-driving vehicle testing and development.
China's LeEco stumbles out of gate with U.S. debut of autonomous carWed, 19, Oct 2016
Chinese technology company LeEco on Wednesday made an inauspicious entry into the race to develop self-driving electric cars when its prototype car could not make it down the runway during an introduction in San Francisco. Le Holdings Co. planned to unveil its self-driving car prototype as part of a splashy U.S. launch for an array of technology products and services, including phones, televisions and entertainment production.
Truck supplier targets light-vehicle marketMon, 17, Oct 2016
Eberspaecher is a king of commercial truck exhaust systems -- now it plans to go after North America's passenger vehicle market.
A peek at Jeep's Grand Wagoneer, next WranglerTue, 18, Oct 2016
An attendee at a recent dealer meeting appears to have revealed the first public look at Jeep's upcoming Grand Wagoneer as well as confirmed how closely the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler will stick to the off-roader's current styling.
A grown-up with edge: Honda's retooled CR-V and what people are sayingTue, 18, Oct 2016
Honda's fifth-generation CR-V features more space, horsepower, refinement and, perhaps most importantly, a volume knob. Here's what people are saying about the 2017 Honda CR-V.