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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 lightweight material.... 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 data usage and conduct a host of other transactions.... 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 »

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 »

EPA strikes deal with trade groups over biofuel targets

2:17 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2015
The EPA reached a deal with two oil trade groups on setting targets for blending renewable fuels into the nation's fuel supply.... Read More »

GM considers big investments in Michigan tech center

12:00 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2015
General Motors is considering a multiyear expansion project at its Warren Tech Center in Michigan that would include new buildings, renovations and...... Read More »

Nissan to make automatic braking standard in Japan

6:29 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2015
Nissan will offer automatic braking as a standard feature in all volume cars in Japan by autumn, starting with the hybrid X-Trail SUV it unveiled...... Read More »

Average mileage of new vehicle sold rose 0.2 mpg in March

4:30 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2015
The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the U.S. jumped to 25.4 mpg in March, up 0.... Read More »

Hyundai's advanced safety goes mainstream

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015
Hyundai Motor Co., aiming to outpace rivals, will ramp up use of low-cost advanced safety systems and new autonomous driving features by 2020.... 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 »

RICHARD TRUETT

The new sticker shock: High costs to fix high-tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015
We all know about showroom sticker shock. But here's another side of the affordability problem: the hefty repair costs for minor accidents.... Read More »

Toyota wants a Scion purchase to feel more like buying an IPad

6:46 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
Toyota wants buying a Scion car to feel more like ordering an iPad and less like the current four-hour ordeal.... Read More »

GM expects to earn $350 million over 3 years from 4G technology in cars

11:34 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
General Motors will generate $350 million in improved profit over the three years to 2018 from its rollout of 4G LTE mobile broadband in its cars and...... Read More »

IHS buys digital car-shopping behavior tracker Dataium

5:19 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2015
Data and consulting powerhouse IHS Inc.... Read More »

Honda, like Mercedes, to test self-driving cars at Calif. military base

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Honda said today it plans to join Mercedes-Benz in testing its self-driving cars at the Concord Naval Weapons Station, a retired military base...... Read More »

Audi picks Delphi for technology bundling self-driving functions

10:44 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Audi is developing a device the size of an iPad tablet that will pack all the computing power needed for a car to drive itself safely along streets...... Read More »

Hyundai plans to have autonomous tech on road by 2020

7:59 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Hyundai said today it aims to commercialize autonomous driving capabilities in some of its cars in 2020, as the South Korean automaker plays catch-up...... Read More »

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