Renault-Nissan alliance lets Google into its dash
Sept. 18, 2018 10:01 CET
Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors announced a technology partnership that will make its vehicles among the first to use Google's Android operating system in its dashboards to control navigation, infotainment and apps directly installed in vehicles.
Renesas Electronics weighs deal for U.S. chip maker, reports say
5:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2018
Japanese automotive chipmaker Renesas Electronics, looking to further expand into chips for self-driving vehicles, is considering buying U.S. chipmaker Integrated Device Technology, Reuters and the
Daimler chooses NavInfo as navigation mapping service for China
Aug. 31, 2018 11:25 CET
Daimler has chosen NavInfo as its exclusive mapping provider for navigation services in China.
VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A fresh blow to GM dealership evaluation tool
3:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2018
A scoring setback: Calif. board deals a fresh blow to GM dealership evaluation tool; Chevy still a sedan fan; Ford's 10-team approach; The biggest phone users on wheels.
VW will invest $4 billion to build digital businesses
Aug. 23, 2018 11:33 CET
VW will invest $4 billion by 2025 to build digital businesses and products including a cloud computing-based platform and a new software operating system.
GM expands in-dash fuel payment nationwide
9:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2018
General Motors is expanding its in-dash fuel payment service to millions of vehicles and thousands of fuel stations nationwide
Cybersecurity needs public-private partnerships, officials say
1:21 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2018
Risk management for autonomous and connected-vehicle cybersecurity requires public-private cooperation and partnerships, panelists said at a cybersecurity summit in Detroit.
Autos inch ever closer to cellphones
5:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2018
It's often said that cars are turning into smartphones on wheels. Continental is taking that comparison a step further.
Automakers urged to take more steps against hackers
1:41 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2018
If automakers don't take control of vehicle software, self-driving cars could be riddled with bugs that leave them vulnerable to hackers, said Ami Dotan, CEO of Karamba Security.
Massive data breach hits several automakers, report says
4:06 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2018
Nearly 47,000 files of factory records from at least six automakers were found in a data leak this month that exposed several of the companies' trade secrets, The New York Times reported.
Kia, SiriusXM to continue partnership for another five years, companies say
9:39 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2018
Drivers of Kia Motors America vehicles will continue to get a three-month SiriusXM All Access subscription upon purchase for another five years.
VIDEO: First Shift: June U.S. sales winners, losers
8:00 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2018
June U.S. sales winners, losers; Hyundai invests in talking-car tech; Unifor boss: FCA plants safe, even if Chrysler, Dodge die; Report: U.S. may cease tariff threat on EU-built cars.
Roadster: $15 million jump-starts expansion
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2018
Roadster has doubled its funding to nearly $30 million. The investment will propel the technology startup's efforts to expand operations and update products to meet the demands of dealership and automaker customers.
VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota: Tariff 'just a tax on consumers'
8:00 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2018
Tariff talk: Toyota price warning, Linamar CEO evokes recession, Lutz downplays threat; Waymo needs more AVs; FCA cranks up music; Android, Apple tech safest?; Marketing stars.
DISTRACTED DRIVING STUDY
Why Apple CarPlay, Android Auto were found to be less distracting than built-in auto systems
12:56 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2018
Built-in vehicle infotainment systems designed by automakers are more distracting to drivers than Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto, according to AAA research.
Toyota hires N.A. chief information officer
1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 25, 2018
Toyota's new North American IT chief has a wide-ranging background in industries such as gambling, food and razors. Now he'll try his hand at in the auto space, filling the role left open by his recently promoted new boss.
U.S. set to limit China investments
1:53 pm U.S. ET | June 25, 2018
President Donald Trump plans to spur more trade tensions with China by barring many Chinese companies from investing in American technology firms, and by blocking additional tech exports to Beijing.
Tesla's alleged saboteur sued by carmaker over data theft
1:10 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
Tesla sued a former employee for hacking its confidential and trade secret information, transferring several gigabytes to outsiders along with illicit photos of the production line.
Continental bans WhatsApp, Snapchat on company devices
2:57 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Global auto supplier Continental said it will forbid its 240,000 employees from using WhatsApp or Snapchat on any of its company-issued mobile devices.
AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
Why BMW will move cautiously with over the air updates
May 29, 2018 06:01 CET
The car will soon be the most power computer that most people have access to, BMW Group head of digital services Dieter May told
Automotive News Europe in an interview.
VIDEO: AutoNews Now: New weapon to foil car hackers?
2:45 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2018
New weapon to foil car hackers?; M-B holds onto U.S. luxury sales lead; Aptiv to offer self-driving Lyft fleet in Vegas; Fire hits parts plant; GM, BMW join blockchain consortium.
Tech giants put China at forefront of change
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
An explosion of ingenuity is radiating from China in how to develop, engineer and market cars. Long derided as a fast follower, China has suddenly blossomed as the innovation nation.
VIDEO: First Shift: GM to use OnStar to turn connectivity into cash
8:00 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
GM to use OnStar to turn connectivity into cash; Ford working to amass sweeping Detroit campus; U.S. to freeze mpg?; Subaru's new U.S. HQ; Last Wrangler JK ends an era for Jeep fans.
GM positions OnStar as revenue center, brand builder
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
General Motors is reorienting its OnStar business to generate more revenue from connectivity services and better position its core auto brands as technological showcases that can compete against innovative brands such as Tesla.
Toyota goes out on a limb with V2V
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018
Toyota is hoping to break an awkward silence in the discussion over getting vehicles to talk to one another.