FCA tries to protect vehicle security codesSat, 27, Aug 2016
Fiat Chrysler is threatening serious repercussions to anyone who uses its internal DealerCONNECT software and provides outsiders with “key codes, radio codes and other anti-theft or security measures.”
Mercedes, Infiniti owners most likely to let car do drivingSat, 27, Aug 2016
If you drive a Mercedes-Benz or an Infiniti luxury vehicle, you’re probably more willing than most drivers to give up the wheel to a robot, according to a MaritzCX survey.
First driverless taxi hits the streets of SingaporeThu, 25, Aug 2016
The first driverless taxi began work today in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore. Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its "robo-taxi" in a western Singapore hi-tech business district.
Consumer interest in automotive technology, safety is growing, survey showsWed, 24, Aug 2016
As the list of available automotive tech features gets longer, consumer interest in such features has reflected advancements, a new survey shows.
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.