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Chevy, supplier tweak Volt battery pack for more range

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
To boost the 2016 Chevrolet Volt's electric-only driving range to 50 miles from 38 on the outgoing first-generation car, engineers reduced the number of cells in the battery pack by about a third, to 192...... Read More »

Delphi's driverless cross-country adventure

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
In 1903, a 31-year-old physician named Horatio Nelson Jackson journeyed from San Francisco to New York in a Winton touring car, the first motor car to traverse the U.S.... Read More »

Calif. considers a plea for plug-in hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015
Ford, Honda, GM and Toyota fear they’ll need to offer large incentives to meet California’s mandate for zero-emission vehicles.... Read More »

Valeo's self-driving systems learn from military drones

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015
Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the...... Read More »

Tesla presses Japanese battery suppliers to innovate, take risks

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
A Tesla executive courted partners in Japan for its so-called gigafactory, praising local companies for top-notch quality and technology while...... Read More »

Cadillac CT6 to pack 34-speaker Bose sound system

3:20 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Cadillac's new flagship sedan will come with a new sound system that will leave nothing uncovered inside the cabin.... Read More »

Automakers exceed U.S. fuel-economy rules for 2nd straight year, EPA says

11:04 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Automakers exceeded their targets for improving fuel economy and tailpipe emissions by "a wide margin" for the second year in a row, the EPA said.... Read More »

Toyota targets big savings in factory, product-development spending

12:30 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Toyota outlined bold savings targets in factory investment and vehicle development, along with gains in fuel efficiency, through an aggressive...... Read More »

New generation of cheaper batteries adds power to hybrids, cut fuel use

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
A new generation of hybrid cars that combine electric and gas power in new ways are emerging as a low-cost alternative for automakers and consumers...... Read More »

Average U.S. gasoline usage lowest in 3 decades, study says

2:09 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
With improvements in vehicle fuel economy, U.S.... Read More »

Chevrolet's Teen Driver safety feature to debut on redesigned Malibu

11:15 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
Chevrolet says Teen Driver is the first feature in the industry to offer what is essentially a report card that allows parents to view on a display...... Read More »

An Audi obstacle, and a lesson in creating self-driving cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
The tale of an Audi prototype and a piece of desert tumbleweed illustrates one of the most daunting challenges in designing self-driving cars:...... Read More »

Remote updates speed Tesla's Autopilot push

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Tesla doesn't have the r&d budget of rivals such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. But the Palo Alto, Calif.... Read More »

Technology makes vehicles slipperier

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Drag coefficient measures the resistance of an object as it moves through air or fluid.... Read More »

Cars hear you, but when will they get you?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Almost all vehicles sold in America today are programmed to respond to a driver's voice commands.... Read More »

IT'S ABOUT TIME

Automakers see Apple Watch as chance to widen acceptance of connected-car features

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Smartwatches are in their early days, but automakers see the rollout of the Apple Watch as a seminal moment.... Read More »

WHAT A DRAG

Designers use new tricks, and the wind tunnel

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Automakers facing stiffer global fuel economy and emissions standards are increasing efforts to improve fuel efficiency.... Read More »

In era of streaming music, radio rocks on

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2015
Radio has proved incredibly resilient, and the auto industry has taken notice, investing in digital radio even as CD players disappear from the dash.... Read More »

Why a Japanese supplier is upping its game

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2015
Aisin Seiki, the world's fifth biggest auto supplier, is doubling the size of its global design division as it expands into new products and targets...... Read More »

BMW wants 1,000 Geniuses in coming years

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2015
To date, BMW stores have a total of 500 product Geniuses -- customer advisers who explain features and do vehicle deliveries but don't sell cars.... Read More »

Cadillac will fit CT6 with a new twin-turbo V6

10:48 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2015
Cadillac has promised that its forthcoming CT6 will form the tip of its technological spear, packing features such as an autonomous-drive system and...... Read More »

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