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Driverless cars may cut U.S. sales by 40%, Barclays says

3:19 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2015
US auto sales may drop about 40 percent in the next 25 years because of shared driverless cars, forcing mass-market producers such as General Motors and Ford to slash output, a Barclays Plc analyst said.

Continental to buy Elektrobit auto unit in bid to boost autonomous tech

5:07 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2015
Continental will buy the automotive business of Finnish software and hardware company Elektrobit Oyj for $680 million as the German company seeks to strengthen its position in automated driving technology.

AT&T readies exclusive content for connected cars

3:50 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
AT&T is gearing up to bring connected car users exclusive content such as videos and games that can be streamed onto personal mobile devices later...

Fight for Nokia map unit may set industry's course

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
The quest for control of the mapping company Nokia Here is shaping up as a fight between competing visions for the future of the automobile, as well...

More suppliers join active-safety fray

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
You might think that the market for collision avoidance systems - with their complex mix of radar, cameras, processors and software - would be...

Audi plans backups for key safety tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
For its next big step in collision avoidance - vehicles that can swerve to avoid an obstacle - Audi AG is adopting a belt-and-suspenders approach.

Mobileye software mimics how the human eye sees

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2015
Obstacle detection software has become a must-have technology pursued by just about every megasupplier of safety equipment.

IndyCars test Honda, Chevy engineers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2015
The Chevrolets and Hondas that millions of Americans drive have at least one thing in common with the high-revving, single-seat open-wheeled cars...

Google says self-driving prototype ready to hit the road

12:37 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2015
Google says it is ready to take its fully autonomous prototype vehicle on the road, but the company has yet to apply for the required permit in...

ZF completes $12.4 billion acquisition of TRW

10:26 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2015
German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG said today that it has completed its $12.

Nvidia plans leap from Audi navigation systems to self-driving cars

5:52 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2015
Nvidia had a thriving business in supplying powerful graphics processors for video game consoles and laptop computers when VW Group asked it to adapt...

Audi's move to e-charger could boost Valeo, Honeywell, BorgWarner

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2015
Audi will be the first automaker to use electrically boosted turbocharging in a mass-production model.

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Sales staffers seek to brand themselves

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Auto salespeople increasingly are promoting themselves -- apart from their dealerships -- with personal websites, YouTube videos and social media...

How reviews can boost work force

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Dealers and salespeople have come to realize that the most impactful reviews, those that do the most to enhance the brand of the store or the...

Apple settles battery maker's scientist-poaching lawsuit

7:06 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2015
Apple agreed to settle a lawsuit in which it was accused of poaching a lithium-ion battery maker's scientists to work on its own project for an...

GM to invest $1 billion to expand, renovate Mich. tech center

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2015
General Motors, in a long expected boost for its r&d activities, will invest $1 billion to expand and renovate operations at its technical center in...

U.S. pledges to speed up V2V mandate

5:15 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2015
Federal rules requiring new cars and trucks to have vehicle-to-vehicle communication equipment will be proposed earlier than expected as part of a...

GM to unveil plans for Tech Center's future

11:37 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2015
General Motors said it will unveil plans for the future of its Technical Center in suburban Detroit on Thursday.

Google, Delphi disclose crashes in self-driving cars

7:17 pm U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
Four experimental self-driving cars have had fender-benders on California roads since September, when the state first required companies such as...

Mobileye wins 2 contracts for its EyeQ4 chip

11:38 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
Mobileye, the Israeli designer of camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS, for active safety and automated driving, has won two...

Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid decision to come this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
Porsche AG is considering whether to produce a plug-in hybrid version of the 911 sports car, and company leaders will make a decision later this year.

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