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Higher octane fuel could add mpg, SAE panel says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2015
In a world of higher octane gasoline -- in which 95 would replace 87 and become the new regular -- automakers could more easily and affordably meet stringent fuel economy standards as well as reduce...... Read More »

Auto safety technology trumps entertainment for consumers, J.D. Power study finds

1:00 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
Automakers should invest in safety technology, over entertainment and convenience, to satisfy customers, according to a J.D. Power study released today.... Read More »

Peugeot, IBM agree to develop new connected-car services

8:26 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
PSA Peugeot Citroen and IBM are working together to hook cars up to the Internet, going beyond mapping and infotainment to link vehicles up to shops,...... Read More »

Google exec sees self-driving cars as inevitable

4:05 pm U.S. ET | April 21, 2015
Ray Kurzweil, inventor, futurist and Google's director of engineering, opened the SAE World Congress here by pointing out that predicting the future...... Read More »

PACE Award winners take on the fuel economy challenge

9:15 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Auto suppliers are responding to automakers' needs for better fuel economy, claiming half of this year's Automotive News PACE Awards with innovations...... Read More »

Chevrolet explores autonomous driving with FNR concept

8:56 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Having just declared its goal of hitting 1 million vehicle sales in China by 2020, Chevrolet revealed a futuristic concept car at the Shanghai auto...... Read More »

PACE Award winners to be announced tonight

11:19 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
It's showtime for the 2015 PACE Awards. The winners will be announced tonight at a black-tie event at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

Self-driving tech building blocks already in place

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Kathy Winter, Delphi's vice president of advanced engineering and software service, declined to predict when autonomous cars would be ready for the...... Read More »

Cadillac CT6 to offer plug-in hybrid electric technology

3:28 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2015
Cadillac will add an available plug-in hybrid electric propulsion system to its upcoming range-topping CT6 sedan.... Read More »

BMW Group, inspired by Google Glass, tests experimental driving goggles

12:00 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2015
BMW Group, which thinks computerized headsets such as Google Glass could be the next big thing, has unveiled a prototype of goggles that turn the...... Read More »

Ford eyes 'high volume' use of carbon fiber

9:24 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Ford today said it has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore “high-volume” automotive uses for the...... Read More »

GM counting on high-speed Internet services in car to drive profits

2:32 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Buyers of GM vehicles will increasingly be able to use in-car mobile broadband systems to book hotel rooms, cut deals on driver insurance, pay for...... Read More »

Google's 'Mobilegeddon' forces dealerships to get mobile-friendly

3:54 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
If consumer preferences haven't already prompted auto dealerships to operate mobile-friendly websites and digital marketing tools, Google is giving...... Read More »

Test Drive TV mobile app delivers official car videos to enthusiasts

2:32 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
A new mobile video app that curates official Web videos posted by automakers on sites such as YouTube and organizes them into individual channels on...... Read More »

Smart transportation coalition forms to promote tech to lawmakers

5:45 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
Trade groups representing automakers and tech giants like Google, Microsoft, Apple and Intel have formed a coalition to advocate for...... Read More »

FROM TVs TO EVs

Japan electronic giants embrace autos after consumer-goods struggles

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
Japan's storied electronics companies are struggling in the cutthroat consumer goods market amid cheaper, and often more innovative, rivals from...... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Time to prune, time to sow

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
Automakers constantly search for new product niches, but it's a daunting process. Many product ideas never see the light of day.... Read More »

Videos, mobile-friendly ads get Latino car shoppers' attention

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
Dealers are reaching Hispanics at preferred destinations: videos and mobile devices.... Read More »

Toyota's new engine lineup grows with 1.2-liter turbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2015
Toyota is stepping up a global engine upgrade of 14 high-efficiency powerplants through 2015 with the deployment of a new downsized turbo unit.... Read More »

BMW's new tech chief ready to tackle shifting consumer demands

12:15 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2015
Klaus Froehlich's recent promotion to BMW Group r&d chief comes as the automaker shakes up its powertrain and platform lineups.... Read More »

GM may spend $1 billion to retool landmark Michigan tech center, report says

4:04 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2015
GM is considering spending as much as $1 billion to renovate its sprawling 60-year-old tech center outside Detroit, Bloomberg reported, citing a...... Read More »

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