Google plans r&d center for self-driving cars in suburban DetroitWed, 25, May 2016
Google plans to open a 53,000-square-foot operation in suburban Detroit to conduct further r&d for the company's self-driving automotive technology.
BMW invests in California-based mobile carpooling appWed, 25, May 2016
BMW said today its BMW iVentures venture capital arm has invested an undisclosed amount in California-based Scoop Technologies, which offers a smartphone-powered carpooling service called Scoop.
Mitsubishi names new r&d chief, restates earningsWed, 25, May 2016
Mitsubishi said Nissan executive Mitsuhiko Yamashita will become its r&d chief, part of a management overhaul in the wake of a fuel-economy scandal that also prompted the automaker to restate its annual earnings. Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko will also be president, taking over the role from Tetsuro Aikawa, who will leave the company.
Feds flash their badges on auto dataMon, 23, May 2016
On Feb. 12, some of the auto industry's leading cybersecurity experts gathered at a sprawling FBI complex to meet with an elite digital SWAT team called the Operational Technology Division. It wasn't until a few days later that the significance of the meeting began to sink in.
GM plans stop-start fleetwide by 2020Mon, 23, May 2016
General Motors is going all in on stop-start. By 2020, nearly every GM light vehicle produced globally will have at least one powertrain combination available with the fuel-saving feature, which turns off the engine when the vehicle isn't moving.
Connectivity for mom-and-pop fleetsMon, 23, May 2016
General Motors wants to attract mom-and-pop operators with what it bills as the first integrated, hardware-free tool for small businesses to manage their fleets.
Mobileye will supply 2 fully autonomous vehicles by 2021Mon, 23, May 2016
Mobileye reveals programs to supply two automakers with fully autonomous drive systems as soon as 2019.
Public not sold on fully autonomous vehicles, study findsMon, 23, May 2016
More than four out of five people would prefer not to ride in fully autonomous vehicles, a study published today found.
Audi, BMW, Mercedes lead in user-friendly connectivity, study showsMon, 23, May 2016
Audi, BMW and Mercedes lead other automakers in offering easy-to-use connected features, according to a study conducted in European markets, but more needs to be done to make customers aware that of the technology so they don't choose Apple and Google for their Internet-enabled navigation and in-car entertainment.
Mitsubishi’s reversal of fortuneSun, 22, May 2016
The resignation of Mitsubishi President Tetsuro Aikawa was the opposite result of the optimistic scenario that surrounded his rise just two years ago.
The Google alum polishing GM's Maven car-sharing brandFri, 20, May 2016
Zafar Razzacki's resume -- which includes a stint at Google and a few tech startups -- screams Silicon Valley, not Detroit. But a year ago GM lured him to lead marketing and user experience for a new "personal mobility" brand called Maven that includes a car-sharing program.
GM's Cruise Automation tests autonomous Bolt EVsFri, 20, May 2016
General Motors and Cruise Automation have begun testing autonomous prototypes of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle. Photos show a white Bolt driving in front of a camouflaged one down the street from Cruise Automation, the San Francisco autonomous vehicle startup that GM bought in March.