Steel getting stronger, lighter to compete against aluminum's riseOct. 18
Cable industry moves to snatch airwaves away from 'talking cars'Oct. 16
Measuring self-driving safety is a confounding task so farOct. 15
Volvo shifts its safety strategy for self-driving worldOct. 15
Volvo, with a bevy of new tools to ensure passenger safety, is shifting its safety strategy from passenger protection to accident prediction and avoidance, says the director of the Swedish carmaker's Car Safety Center.
The plan behind Mobis' fake cityOct. 15
South Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis, determined to catch up on self-driving technology, invested $300 million to equip its new proving grounds with multiple test tracks, including an intelligent transportation system course and what it calls the world's longest tunnel-testing area.
Software giant SAP plots connected vehicle rolesOct. 15
Mobility startups gain traction in DetroitOct. 14
While Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv are the unparalleled hot spots for advanced automotive tech, Detroit has quietly nurtured its own startups. The Techstars Mobility business incubator last week graduated its most recent class, 11 companies seeking to bring everything from tires to bike helmets into the connected age.
Chevy's 2019 Silverado with 4-cylinder engine rated at 21 mpg combinedOct. 10
The redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado equipped with a new four-cylinder engine will achieve an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined, which is close to entry-level pickup V-6 offerings from Ford and Fiat Chrysler that are rated 22 mpg combined.
Mercedes will roll out GLC fuel cell crossover to help refine techOct. 10
Volvo, Nvidia expand autonomous driving collaborationOct. 10
Volvo will use chipmaker Nvidia's high-powered Drive AGX Xavier technology to help make its next-generation cars capable of up to hands-free Level 4 autonomous driving. Volvo has said it will offer a Level 4 autonomous driving by 2021.
Self-driving cars may hit U.S. roads in pilot program, NHTSA saysOct. 9
Fully self-driving cars may be on the fast lane to U.S. roads under a pilot program the Trump administration said on Tuesday it was considering, which would allow real-world road testing for a limited number of the vehicles.