Blindspot detection and prevention, night vision and enhanced collision mitigation were three of the top five technologies most desired on their next vehicle by 5,300 new-vehicle owners surveyed....More
The industry won’t leap to producing autonomous vehicles overnight, industry insiders say. Instead there will be a multistage transition to driverless cars that likely will take more than 20 years....More
The assignment is to design the interior of a compact CUV or SUV aimed at active professionals who want a car that drives itself on daily commutes but who also want the option to physically drive in the country on weekends....More
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The report forecasts that by 2030, every new car will have some form of connectivity, while more than a quarter will be fully autonomous, preventing more than 25,000 serious accidents and saving thousands of lives....More
Acquisition of major elements of TRW following its merger with ZF, including design, manufacturing and intellectual property, could offer the buyer “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to expand globally, industry analyst Peter Cooke says....More
“The government must do more to prepare for a transition period where manual, semi-autonomous and driverless vehicles will share U.K. roads,” says Louise Ellman, chairwoman of Parliament’s Transport Committee....More
Norbert Reithofer says at the Geneva Auto Show that current BMW production chief Harald Krueger will be challenged by continued development of electric cars and new technologies such as automated driving from companies with no car-building experience....More
The announcement follows a 6-month government review that considered the best and safest ways to test automated vehicles that allow an individual to take control of the car if necessary. It also looked further ahead to the legal implications....More
Today’s auto-industry executives must connect Silicon Valley and Detroit, as well as address entirely new dimensions of safety concerns, such as how to protect their customers’ privacy and data....More
The supplier envisions connected vehicles carrying on never-ending digital conversations with IBM’s computer servers in Dallas about more than just the weather. Forgive my inability to process the vast implications....More
Fully automated driving can be expected in the decade after 2020. But Bosch already offers driver-assistance functions which represent important first steps, Bosch Americas chief Werner Struth says....More
Hella unveils its Intelligent Damage Detection System, which uses piezo-based sensors to detect whenever a body panel sustains a scratch, dent or worse. Think of the implications for rental fleets, car-sharing companies and personal vehicles....More
FRANKFURT, Jan 25 (Reuters) - German car parts maker ZF
Friedrichshafen plans a hiring offensive to strengthen
its position in technology for self-driving cars after buying
U.S.-based TRW Automotive Holdings, its chief executive
told a newspaper.
Stefan Sommer told car industry weekly Automobilwoche that
ZF intended to recruit more than 650 engineers and technicians
worldwide within three years, mainly to develop radar and camera
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
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