Car Tech

 
2019 Ford Focus

Ford wants to eradicate new car smell in China

The new car smell is often regarded as one of the best parts of a vehicle purchase. Well, at least across the majority of the globe. In China, not so much. In fact, Chinese consumers detest the new car smell. So much so that Ford is working to eradicate from new vehicles sold locally. Reuters... read more

November 19, 2018 by
 
HRE 3D printed titanium wheels

HRE's 3-D-printed titanium wheels could lead to a new level of car personalization

Performance wheel maker HRE says 3-D printers can manufacture a strong, lightweight wheel for supercars. HRE worked with GE Additives in a new partnership to explore the... read more November 15, 2018 by


 
Ford partners with Walmart for self-driving delivery service

Ford partners with Walmart for new self-driving delivery pilot

Ford has begun various trial delivery services with its self-driving car prototypes across the United States, but now it has announced its most ambitious program yet. The... read more November 14, 2018 by


 
VW Car-Net Siri integration

VW owners can now unlock their car with Apple's Siri

Volkswagen owners can now tell Apple's Siri to execute a host of commands controlling their cars, including unlock and lock them. The brand announced Monday its Car-Net... read more November 14, 2018 by


 
Waymo self-driving car

Waymo's self-driving taxi service reportedly starts early December

In a matter of weeks, Waymo, Alphabet Inc.'s self-driving car business, will launch the world's first commercial service involving fully self-driving cars. Citing a person... read more November 13, 2018 by


 
2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Mazda CX-5 gets punchy 2.5-liter turbo, GVC Plus handling

Following a debut in Japan last month, the updated 2019 Mazda CX-5 has made its local debut, with the covers coming off Friday at the 2018 Seattle auto show. The big news is... read more November 12, 2018 by


 
Geely logo

Geely to develop hyperloop-style supersonic train

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the Chinese automaker that controls the Volvo and Lotus brands, on Tuesday announced plans to develop a hyperloop-like train capable of... read more November 9, 2018 by


 
Daimler and Bosch self-driving car prototype

Daimler and Bosch self-driving cars will offer rides in Silicon Valley in 2019

Daimler and Bosch, two giants of the auto industry, have been jointly developing a self-driving system which they will be ready to trial in the second half of 2019. The first... read more November 9, 2018 by


 
VW quantum computer traffic management system

VW wants to use quantum computers to manage public transportation and taxi fleets

VW sees a future in which quantum computers help create efficient traffic-management systems, and it's ready to test such systems today. The German automaker said on Monday... read more November 8, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

VW the latest to join Baidu's Apollo self-driving car program

There has been a flurry of announcements concerning the Apollo self-driving car program of Chinese tech giant Baidu in the past week. The latest comes from Volkswagen Group... read more November 7, 2018 by


 
Audi puts partial matte paint into production

Audi's new partial matte paint technique allows unique designs, personalization

After Audi introduced a new technique to embed symbols within paint, the German automaker announced Monday it will put partial matte paint surfaces into production. Full... read more November 5, 2018 by


 
Ford and Baidu self-driving car prototype

Ford partners with Chinese tech giant Baidu to test Level 4 self-driving cars

Ford and Chinese internet services giant Baidu have joined forces to develop self-driving technology. The two firms announced last week that they will jointly test Level 4... read more November 5, 2018 by


 
2019 Jaguar XE

Jaguar Land Rover develops tech to combat motion sickness

Future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will help passengers avoid motion sickness as the brands announced on Wednesday that new research has helped engineers understand how to... read more November 4, 2018 by


 
AMMO NYC wraps his Audi R8 with help from CKWrapsToronto

Installing a vinyl wrap on a car is harder than it looks

It's a dramatic move to completely change the color of a car. Do it with paint and you're stuck with your final decision once everything dries. If you go with a vinyl wrap... read more November 2, 2018 by


 
Apple’s self-driving system atop a Lexus RX - Image via MacCallister Higgins

Apple's solution for energy-efficient electric cars may come from cycling

Apple produces some intriguing patents. Their latest is for a system they call "Peloton" that could platoon self-driving electric cars for better long-range efficiency and... read more November 2, 2018 by


 
Volvo 360C concept

Volvo will jointly develop self-driving car with Chinese tech giant Baidu

Volvo hit the accelerator Thursday on the further integration of the automotive and tech industries by announcing plans to jointly develop a self-driving car with Chinese... read more November 2, 2018 by


 
 

 
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