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.
Gestamp to open r&d center near DetroitMon, 22, Aug 2016
Spanish metal stamper Gestamp's North American unit plans to open a new r&d center north of Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich., later this year.
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.
Army develops autonomous vehicles for use on bases first, battlefields nextMon, 22, Aug 2016
A pilot program at Fort Bragg will use autonomous vehicles to transport wounded soldiers to the hospital for treatment. The technology is expected to be used as building blocks for driverless vehicles on the battlefield.
Routes diverge in the race to remove the fallible driverSun, 21, Aug 2016
Ford has staked its future on a grandiose moonshot, taking more time to test exhaustively before making one giant leap to full automation. Meanwhile, Uber, GM and Tesla are more gradually shifting responsibility from the driver to the vehicle, essentially putting customers in the midst of their development processes.
Uber's point man on automated driving came from FordMon, 22, Aug 2016
If Sherif Marakby is successful managing the transformation of a fleet of 100 Volvo XC90s into self-driving vehicles, it could put Uber in the lead in the race to commercialize autonomous driving.
Updates aim to nudge Mazda upscaleMon, 22, Aug 2016
Mazda, the little automaker that could, is chugging into the near-premium space with updates to its core models.
BAIC to tap old Mercedes platform to develop vehicles, China website saysFri, 19, Aug 2016
China's BAIC Motor won approval from partner Daimler to develop vehicles using an old Mercedes E-class platform, according to a media report, which said the first vehicle based on the technology, a midsize sedan, will hit the domestic market in 2018.
Tesla owner in Autopilot crash won't sue, but car insurer mightFri, 19, Aug 2016
A Texas man said the Autopilot mode on his Tesla Model S sent him off the road and into a guardrail, bloodying his nose and shaking his confidence in the technology. He doesn’t plan to sue the electric-car maker, but his insurance company might.
Automakers, suppliers struggle to find and keep talentFri, 19, Aug 2016
The increasing stream of engineering openings -- coupled with lower unemployment, less labor force participation and growing North American vehicle production -- underscores the need for the auto industry to attract and invest in younger workers. And not just engineers.
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.