FCA offers DIY Siri Eyes Free software updateFri, 29, Apr 2016
Fiat Chrysler released a free software package that allows owners of certain 2013-15 vehicles equipped with its Uconnect infotainment system to integrate the Apple iPhone's Siri Eyes Free feature.
Driverless cars could save lives, kill businessesFri, 29, Apr 2016
The automotive and tech companies pursuing the driverless car share a utopian belief: Autonomous vehicles will benefit society, eventually saving most of the nearly 33,000 people killed each year in road accidents in America alone.
Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless roadFri, 29, Apr 2016
Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the first companies to launch a development effort, has emerged as the most visible and assertive lobbyist, with the most ambitious view of how self-driving vehicles should be deployed.
Getting drivers hooked on connectivityMon, 25, Apr 2016
In an unusually rich promotion for the everyman compact market, Chevy is offering two years of free OnStar and Sirius XM satellite radio and a slug of monthly data use on the Cruze's 4G LTE Wi-Fi service.
P3 unveils r&d center in suburban Detroit, plans to add 100 jobsWed, 20, Apr 2016
Global consulting firm P3 unveiled a Mobility Innovation Center near Detroit today and said it plans to hire 100 employees in its automotive division by the end of this year.
Millennials drive industry to rethink partsMon, 18, Apr 2016
A rear-seat display screen shown at the SAE World Congress in Detroit last week illustrates the auto industry's challenge in appealing to millennials -- and the need to develop components that resonate with young, tech-savvy customers.
Porsche appoints Gartner expert to drive new technology developmentsThu, 14, Apr 2016
Porsche has hired a specialist from U.S. information technology industries consultant Gartner to lead the development of online connectivity in its sports cars, the company said.
For Japan's Nippon Ceramic and a 92-cent crash avoidance sensor, the it moment is nowSun, 10, Apr 2016
The multibillion-dollar business plans being hatched by automakers and tech companies for self-driving vehicles rely on a sensor that's less than 1 inch wide and costs all of 92 cents. A company you've probably never heard of, Nippon Ceramic, controls about half of that market.
Bosch considers stake in digital map maker HereFri, 08, Apr 2016
Auto supplier Bosch said Friday it was in talks with high-definition digital maps company Here and is exploring whether to take a stake.
LotLinx names digital-marketing vet Boyd its chief revenue officerThu, 07, Apr 2016
LotLinx has named digital marketing veteran Mark Boyd its vice chairman and chief revenue officer. Boyd burst into the automotive retailing scene in 1986 with price configuration technology from his company Chrome Data.
Toyota teams with Microsoft on connected-car ventureMon, 04, Apr 2016
Toyota is forming a joint venture with Microsoft Corp. to consolidate much of the carmaker's global research in telematics, data analytics and network security services as the auto industry expands connected-vehicle technologies.
You know where your pizza is, but your car?Mon, 04, Apr 2016
Dealership service departments have embraced a few relatively high-tech, customer-focused features, such as allowing customers to make their own service appointments online, but they lag what consumers are used to, say industry experts.