Bill Ford says future of cars is in Detroit, not Silicon ValleyTue, 25, Oct 2016
Bill Ford is tired of hearing the future of cars belongs to Silicon Valley. Yet for years, the Apple and Google crowd have been telling him that only Big Tech can make driverless vehicles.
Toyota aims to assist, not replace, driversSat, 22, Oct 2016
Toyota is in no hurry to join the auto industry's stampede to launch fleet tests of Google-style self-driving taxis. The company's top priority is to help the motorist to drive safely, rather than to replace the driver, a senior Toyota executive said last week.
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.
How Apple scaled back titanic plan to take on DetroitMon, 17, Oct 2016
Apple has dramatically scaled back its automotive ambitions, leading to hundreds of job cuts and a new direction that, for now, no longer includes building its own car, people familiar with the project told Bloomberg. New leadership of the initiative, known internally as Project Titan, has refocused on developing an autonomous driving system that gives Apple flexibility to either partner with existing carmakers, or return to designing its own vehicle in the future.
Report: Low desire for online buyingMon, 10, Oct 2016
A new report shows dealers may be overestimating how strong consumer demand for completing vehicle purchases fully online really is.
Google makes progress on self-driving cars, hits 2 million mile markWed, 05, Oct 2016
Google's self-driving vehicles are mastering complex situations on public roads, from cars going the wrong way to bicycles darting in front of traffic, as the technology company strives to win the high-profile race to achieve full vehicle automation, executives said today.
The next wave of electric vehiclesMon, 03, Oct 2016
Automakers learned the pool of green consumers who would tolerate low ranges and high prices was limited. Now they're bringing out a batch of EVs that are more consumer-friendly.
California proposes giving more freedom to test self-driving carsFri, 30, Sep 2016
California will allow companies more leeway in testing self-driving cars on public roads while restricting how the nascent technology is advertised under revised draft regulations. In one of the biggest changes, the new rules would allow for the absence of a driver in some instances, provided there is two-way communication with the vehicle.
Partnership forms in the parking lotMon, 26, Sep 2016
Traffic data supplier Inrix has agreed to provide data for the mapping app Waze that will help drivers find a parking spot more quickly. The partnership pairs Inrix with Waze's owner, Google, a company that it once deemed a competitor to its vision for in-car services.
Detroit 3 to skip step en route to autonomyMon, 26, Sep 2016
Detroit 3 technology chiefs say their companies plan to skip a major step on the path to autonomous vehicles.