Tesla, Toyota cited by MIT Tech Review for smart initiativesWed, 22, Jun 2016
Two automakers -- Tesla and Toyota -- made the cut in MIT Technology Review’s list of the “50 Smartest Companies” in 2016.
Majority of stores need more vigilance against hackers, survey warnsMon, 20, Jun 2016
A new survey suggests some dealerships could be vulnerable to cyber attacks that would endanger the personal information of their customers. Such data breaches would be not only an immediate business threat, but could result in spooked consumers never doing business with hacked stores again.
Talking Cadillac on collision course with Silicon ValleyMon, 20, Jun 2016
General Motors is rolling out a sedan laden with gadgets that track other cars on the road and can automatically brake to avoid collisions, fulfilling a safety vision decades in the making. Yet the 2017 Cadillac CTS arrives to skepticism in Washington, where Detroit's dream of cars talking to cars is running into Silicon Valley's wireless aspirations.
BMW looks beyond hackers to more connectivitySat, 18, Jun 2016
BMW employs hackers to foil future hackers. But the company's larger focus is on how to make the most of next-gen connectivity.
Cadillac touts Surround Vision video-recording system on CT6Tue, 14, Jun 2016
Cadillac’s flagship sedan has a new set of eyes. The CT6 utilizes four of the sedan’s seven exterior cameras for a surround-view video recording system.
Tech race pits haves vs. have-notsSun, 12, Jun 2016
Self-driving cars -- or more precisely, the technology that guides them -- won't be cheap will require deep pockets and could force some niche carmakers to sit on the sidelines. But even big competitors know they can't go it alone.
Toyota says Lexus vehicles need computer reboot at dealerTue, 07, Jun 2016
Toyota is working to repair a software problem that can disable navigation systems in its Lexus vehicles and that may require a return trip to dealerships to complete repairs.
Apps drive into the service laneMon, 06, Jun 2016
Smartphone apps are breaking into the automotive service business. The question is: Whose apps should service departments embrace -- those from independent app developers, those from automak
Mobility startup movement continues in Detroit this summerWed, 08, Jun 2016
Another band of startups will use the Motor City as a springboard for their mobility-themed ideas this summer. Twelve startups with various missions -- ranging from the personalization of self-driving cars to carpool solutions for families -- will set up shop in an office at Detroit's Ford Field as part of the Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit program.
New urgency from Honda, Toyota on next-gen technologiesSat, 04, Jun 2016
Toyota and Honda have unveiled separate initiatives for car connectivity and artificial intelligence, the latest moves by Japan's auto industry to counter emerging tech rivals in Silicon Valley.
What city has the best traffic solution?Mon, 06, Jun 2016
Can a U.S. city put an end to gridlock, maybe even switch entirely to driverless cars? The U.S. Department of Transportation is holding a Smart Cities Challenge to find out.
BMW revamps 'i' electric car division to focus on self-driving techThu, 02, Jun 2016
BMW has transformed its "i" division into a development center for self-driving cars, a board member told Reuters, a major strategic shift for the unit previously focused on making a family of lightweight electric vehicles.