A Continental Automotive study shows U.S. consumers saying they would pay a premium of $1,500 for features such as automated driving on freeways and in heavy traffic, while Germans would pay twice as much....More
A massive crowd of at least 150,000 people are attending the International Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas to find the latest electronic devices and to be dazzled in high definition. Automakers and suppliers have stepped up participation to stay current with digital innovations.
After four years at its Michigan tech center, IAV’s four dynamometer test cells are fully occupied, and the supplier wants as many as four more. The facility can run every engine test cycle used in every region of the world....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
Bosch’s iBooster operates electromechanically, does not require vacuum from the engine and recovers almost all the energy lost in typical braking. It uses electrical current only during braking....More
Human-machine interface systems should be designed to enhance, not distract, the driving experience, panelists here say, acknowledging mistakes have been made and that future trends point to simpler interfaces....More
Domestic sales fell after the national consumption tax was increased April 1, but the decline was offset by brisk demand in North America and the effects of the weaker yen against the dollar, among other pluses....More
Dennis Williams does not seem convinced complete wage parity will occur, as he talks about “bridging” the gap between the two levels and stresses that the automakers must continue to be successful....More