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Design

Updated Audi Q5 Gets New Face, Adds Tech

Highlights include OLED taillights and mild-hybrid power

Autonomous Vehicles

VW Finalizes Investment in Argo

$2.6 billion investment creates global scale for partners’ autonomous vehicle operations

Business

Waymo Bumps External Funding to $3 Billion

New investments will go toward people, tech and operations

Business

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

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

Business

Putting Computers to Work Against COVID-19

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

Design

Magna Makes Masks: And You Can, Too

Global supplier addresses critical need for protective masks—including instructions how you can make them at home

Business

Polestar Begins Making Sporty EV in China

New safety precautions implemented to protect against the coronavirus

Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota Appoints Self-Driving-Car Guru to Board

James Kuffner has the knowhow and background to help transform the carmaker’s future

Autonomous Vehicles

The Cost of Stealing Google's Autonomous Tech: $179 Million

Pioneering engineer files for bankruptcy and still faces criminal charges

Economics

Waymo Rounds Up Nearly $2.3 Billion

Sale marks a step toward independence and sustainability

Design

Fastback EV Previews Polestar’s Design Direction

Sleek concept distances the fledgling brand away from its parent

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Mobility

Competition v Collaboration in the Auto Industry

Ford v Ferrari brings up questions of competition in the auto industry in this new emerging age of global awareness.

Autonomous Vehicles

Boeing Joint Venture to Test Autonomous Air Taxis

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

Design

2020 Mazda6 Signature

Looks good. Drives well. Priced right. Now all you have to do is find a Mazda dealer to get a Mazda6.

Intelligent Transportation

TomTom Integrates Map Tech with ADAS

Benefits include improved fuel efficiency, pinpointing road hazards

AI

Waymo Adds AI Testing Smarts

The company’s acquisition of U.K.-based Latent Logic aims to make self-driving cars act more like human drivers. 

Mobility

A New Waze Around Snow

The popular crowdsourced navigation tool now can be used to avoid unplowed snow-covered roads.

Production

Reinventing the Car-Buying Process

Cadillac Live lets car buyers interact remotely with product specialists, without having to visit a dealership. 

Car/Ride Sharing

Waymo Joins Apple App Store

Waymo has made its autonomous ride-hailing app for robotic taxis available for download via Apple Inc.’s App Store.

2020 Nissan Versa SR

Nissan has a new car for those who want a new car—not a ute.

Autonomous Vehicles

TRI to Provide Autonomous Rides in Tokyo Next Year

The folks at TRI have been hard at work trying to develop autonomous driving technology and comparatively keeping under the radar, metaphorically speaking. But in Tokyo next year they’re going to be showing what the P4 can do.

Hybrid

Volvo EV Gets Advanced Connectivity Features

The electric variant of Volvo's XC40 compact crossover vehicle will use Google's latest Android Automotive platform and be capable of over-the-air software updates.

Toyota C-HR Crossover Gets Mid-Cycle Update

Toyota Motor Corp. is giving its C-HR compact crossover a mid-cycle makeover for the 2020-model year, including revised styling and added features.