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COVID-19 Could Be Demise For Detroit Auto Show, And Others Worldwide

DETROIT - Last week would have been a big week in Motown, the North American International Auto Show opening its doors to the public for the first time since abandoning its traditional winter timetable in January 2019. The move aimed to revitalize what long was considered one of the world's most important car shows, typically

By |2020-06-27T18:58:11-04:00June 27th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Could This New Battery Slash The Cost Of An Electric Car?

DETROIT - Automakers around the world are investing tens of billions of dollars to electrify their line-ups, but there are still a number of obstacles limiting mainstream acceptance — such as range and cost. But Phoenix-based Nikola Motors may have found what its CEO describes as the “Holy Grail of batteries,” an alternative to today’s

By |2020-01-08T20:27:56-05:00January 8th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Delphi, Mobileye Seek Fully Driverless Car By 2021

DETROIT - In the latest in a burst of announcements aimed at bringing fully autonomous, and even driverless, vehicles to market, automotive mega-supplier Delphi is teaming up with the high-tech Israeli firm Mobileye. The two tech firms plan to show off their system during a preview at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next

By |2016-08-23T20:35:56-04:00August 23rd, 2016|Autonomous Vehicles, News|

Google Loses Autonomous Vehicle Guru

MOUNTAIN VIEW - Google’s autonomous vehicle program has taken some big hits in recent days. Two of the project’s top engineers have reportedly left to work on a new start-up, but the biggest setback appears to come with the departure of Chris Urmson, the venture’s technology chief. A pioneer in autonomous vehicle research at Carnegie

By |2016-08-08T21:42:55-04:00August 8th, 2016|Autonomous Vehicles|

Toyota Delays Launch of Plug-in Prius Prime

DETROIT - Toyota Motor Co. is delaying the start of production for its new plug-in model, the Prius Prime. The move is expected to push back the availability of the new model in the Japanese market. The U.S. launch, has been advised, will begin in November, but will be slower than originally planned. The exact

By |2016-08-05T12:22:39-04:00August 5th, 2016|Autonomous Vehicles, Clean Update|

Star Trek Actor’s Parents To Sue Fiat Chrysler For Wrongful Death In Jeep Cherokee

DETROIT - The parents of actor Anton Yelchin, best known for his role in the Star Trek movie reboot, will file a wrongful death lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today, according to a wire service report. The 27-year-old Russian-born actor was killed on June 19 in the driveway of his home as he was pinned

By |2016-08-02T19:09:17-04:00August 2nd, 2016|News|

Delphi Launching Autonomous Fleet Test in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Automotive mega-supplier Delphi is partnering up with the nation-state of Singapore to launch an ambitious autonomous vehicle test program meant to supplement the existing mass transit system. The goal of the on-demand system is to make six battery-electric, self-driving cars available for rides on demand along three fixed routes to ferry people between

By |2016-08-02T10:33:08-04:00August 2nd, 2016|Autonomous Vehicles, Guest Columns|

GM Reveals Supercruise Semi-Autonomous Tech Delayed Until Late 2017

DETROIT - Wary of the problems that appear to have caused the fatal crash of a Tesla Model S running in semi-autonomous mode, General Motors wants to take a bit more time before rolling out its own Supercruise system. That should allow GM to be much more confident that the technology will work as planned,

By |2016-07-26T19:10:14-04:00July 26th, 2016|Autonomous Vehicles|