#TECH

Regulations

Europe’s Carmakers Seek Holistic Pollution Policy

European carmakers are pushing a 10-point plan to help reach the region’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

Autonomous Vehicles

Valeo Whets Appetite for Robo Deliveries

Integrates current technologies into concept with Chinese partner

Mobility

Gentex Brings Smoke Detector Expertise to Cars

Supplier returns to its roots to enhance new mobility services

Autonomous Vehicles

Conti Gets in Touch with Sensory Tech

Seeing, hearing and feeling is believing 

Business

Genesis GV80 Reveal: 4 Takeaways

Hyundai’s luxury marque’s first crossover hits the mark on styling and tech. Will it sell?

Intelligent Transportation

TomTom Integrates Map Tech with ADAS

Benefits include improved fuel efficiency, pinpointing road hazards

Mobility

ZF Makes a Case for Affordable Autonomy

Production applications for Level 2+ highway systems to start this year in Asia

Autonomous Vehicles

Velodyne Readies $100 Lidar

Scaled-down unit targets low-speed applications

Nissan Doubles Up on Electric AWD

Dual-motor system promises premium sports car handling

Car/Ride Sharing

Aptiv at the Airport in Vegas

Maybe the cab line will be a little shorter. . .

Electronics

Sony Creates Concept EV

Sony has long been a supplier to OEMs. Will it become a competitor in the EV space?

Interiors & Electronics

Conti Launches Powerful Architecture

Links 68 ECUs and manages 20 million lines of software code

Interiors & Electronics

Bosch Aims to Reinvent the Sun Visor

A bona-fide story of necessity being the mother of invention.  

Nissan Goes Light on Insulation

Meta-material cuts weight by 75%

Business

Bosch Making Big Commitment to AI

Not only developing the tech, but making sure its people are trained in the ethics related to using it

Quality

Gentex, Aston Martin Concept Takes Integrated Approach to Rear Vision

When you’re driving a super-expensive supercar, maybe you want something more than just traditional sideview mirrors. Gentex and Aston Martin are testing a new approach that provides camera-based views too.

Hybrid

IBM Touts Next-Gen EV Battery Tech

New chemistry is said to be cheaper, more powerful, faster to charge, less volatile and more sustainable than current lithium-ion batteries. 

Batteries

VW Readies 2020 Product Offensive

Volkswagen Group’s namesake brand plans to launch 34 new and redesigned models worldwide next year, including a dozen crossovers and eight electrified models. 

Design

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. 

Interiors

2021 Escalade Gets Giant OLED Display

If big screen picture quality is your thing, then the 2021 Cadillac Escalade may be the ultimate living room on wheels.

Mobility

Quantum Shortcuts Around Traffic

The best way to get around traffic isn’t always to follow “real time” GPS directions.

Mobility

A New Waze Around Snow

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

Interiors & Electronics

Putting a Fine Point on Vehicle Locator Tech

If you want your car to drive itself, it has to know precisely where it is at all times. GPS alone isn’t up to the task, says Mark Vogel of Mitsubishi Electric.

Connectivity

Tesla Puts a Price on Connectivity: $9.99 a Month

The free ride is over for Tesla buyers in terms of in-vehicle internet hotspots and related connectivity services.