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Batteries

EV Semis Rolling Now in Real-World Testing

Daimler Trucks North America has electric big rigs being used by freight companies on the road today

Interiors

The Steering Wheel: How Did We Get Here?

Six key Mercedes steering wheel designs of the past bring us to its all-new design for 2021.

Regulations

New Hampshire Readies Flying Cars…for Roads

“Jetson Bill” targets roadable aircrafts

Diesel

How to Build a Military Vehicle from a Pickup Truck

A real piece of military gear. A real pickup that you can get at a Chevy dealership. A really remarkable story.

Production

Mercedes Creates New “Drive Systems” Unit

Integrated operations for engines, transmissions, electric drives, batteries and related software

Quality

Aurora Aims Big with Autonomous Testing in Texas

Startup targets commercial truck applications

Business

Honda Expands Partnership with Chinese Battery Giant

The deal is the latest win for CATL, which claims to be the world’s largest battery supplier.

Connectivity

iPhones Get Digital Key Functionality

Rollout starts with 2021 BMW 5 Series, other brands and models to follow next year

Propulsion

Mercedes-AMG Revs Up Performance with Electric Turbos

48-volt system promises to eliminate turbo lag

Sales

Tesla Passes Toyota in Market Value

Stock soars past $1,000 per share

Fuel Cells

New Toyota JV Targets Fuel Cell Trucks in China

Commercial vehicles could be the right application for fledgling technology

Hybrid

EVs Get Boost Under Germany’s New Stimulus Package

Chargers to be installed at every gas station

AI

Next-Gen S-Class on Track for 2020 Intro

Mercedes says the vehicle will set a new benchmark in artificial intelligence and “needs-based electrification”

Electronics

Electronic Stability Control Turns 25

Bosch has produced some 250 million units since introducing the anti-skid technology in 1995

Business

The Girl Behind Germany's 120-Year-Old Luxury Automaker

A few hints, it’s not Gertie and it rhymes with ladies

Fuel Cells

Volvo Group, Daimler Team Up on Fuel Cell-Powered Big Rigs

Can trucks save the hydrogen-based technology after a tepid response to fuel cell cars?

Business

Putting Computers to Work Against COVID-19

VW and Denso have teamed up with quantum computer specialist, D-Wave, to support medical researchers

Mobility

BMW, Marelli Expand Blockchain Parts Management

Deploying blockchain throughout the automotive supply chain process promises to improve parts and transaction tracking, transparency and adherence to standards.

Machining

Precise Engine Block Machining in Mannheim

How to get precise machined surfaces for commercial truck engines.

Autonomous Vehicles

Boeing Joint Venture to Test Autonomous Air Taxis

New Zealand program promises to be a world first for tests involving consumers 

Infrastructure

Five Automotive Predictions for the New Decade

What worked in the past is going to be challenged in the future—if not outright eliminated by technological changes

Intelligent Transportation

TomTom Integrates Map Tech with ADAS

Benefits include improved fuel efficiency, pinpointing road hazards

Batteries

IBM, Daimler, Qubits & Better Batteries

Superposition, entanglement and why auto needs tech companies to help drive their capabilities forward

Batteries

The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?

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