A consensus is building that intelligent-transportation systems hold the key to dealing with rising infrastructure costs and traffic congestion, while cutting global traffic fatalities from the current 1.2 million people annually....More
Even midrange Toyota models such as the Corolla, Camry and RAV4 now feature rearview cameras and auto-leveling headlamps. Toyota estimates that failure to recognize potential danger causes 70% of accidents....More
To reach series production, Schaeffler, Ford and other co-developers must lower the cost of each part, conduct functional safety and environmental testing and document the technology for potential customers....More
Concerned about losing jobs to lower-cost countries, France has countered with the PFA industry coalition and two main efforts to advance automotive technology: autonomous vehicles and the affordable, high-fuel-efficiency small car....More
The program was targeted at devising a toolkit that would reduce the time it takes to develop the human-machine interface, which puts controls for everything from the vehicle’s radio to advanced active-safety systems in front of the driver....More
The German auto maker is counting on a new 1.8L engine, a proliferation of R-Line sport models and other tweaks to its ’14-model lineup to help maintain U.S. sales momentum while it awaits key product introductions planned for next year....More
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