Tag Archives: Car Tech

Genesis gives first look at 3D digital instrument cluster

Genesis has provided the first look at a new digital instrument cluster that will soon be making its way into the Korean firm's cars. It will launch in the G70 sedan in the Korean market starting next year but availability in other markets is yet to be announced. The 12.3-inch screen is said to be the first with realistic 3D imagery. The screen has the...

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US to finally allow modern, self-dimming adaptive headlights

While automakers have implemented advanced headlight technology in other markets for years, outdated regulations in the United States have kept advances from the market. That will soon change as the U.S. will soon allow self-dimming adaptive headlight technology. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration officially proposed the new regulation...

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Ford proposes a future without traffic lights

Vehicle-to-everything communications technology, more commonly referred to as V2X, is poised to change the way cars operate in the very near future. Numerous automakers are working on V2X systems, some of which are already available. Among those automakers is Ford which thinks the tech could one day eliminate traffic lights. The automaker announced...

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Mazda CX-5 gets punchy 2.5-liter turbo, GVC Plus handling

Mazda has introduced a round of updates for its CX-5 small crossover SUV including the addition of a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4. The updates were announced Thursday for the Japanese market and should be announced for more markets shortly. Mazda's 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 is a punchy unit already found in the Mazda 6 and CX-9, where it delivers a...

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Future Hondas might be able to virtually see through and around buildings

Honda has developed what it calls a "smart intersection" that can virtually see through buildings, walls, and other obstructions at intersections. One day, all Honda vehicles could feature the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology. The technology employs Honda's proprietary object recognition software and a system to communicate with intersection-mounted...

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Porsche North America CEO: Porsches will always have a steering wheel and pedals

Porsche drivers want it all. So says Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer. When it comes to self-driving cars, that means Porsche drivers want to hand off the driving when it's tedious and take it back when it's fun. At Rennsport Reunion VI last month, Zellmer told Motor Authority that autonomous driving systems have their use. "All these assistance...

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Volvo will use Nvidia AI chip in next-gen SPA2 platform

Volvo is the latest automaker to announce plans to integrate Nvidia's powerful Drive AGX chips in its cars. Volvo said Wednesday that Nvidia's Drive AGX Xavier chip will be the basis of the core computer that features in the next-generation SPA modular platform, which has been dubbed SPA2 and expected to offer Volvo's first fully self-driving system. The...

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Toyota and Softbank form Monet mobility company, plan autonomous services

Toyota and technology investment firm Softbank on Thursday agreed to join forces in developing a new mobility company that will offer a variety of services including automated delivery and ride hailing. The new company, to be called Monet Technologies, will be established before the end of 2018 with a 50.25-percent ownership by Softbank and the remaining...

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Feds look to loosen rules holding back self-driving car development

Companies in the self-driving car space have been clamoring for a loosening of road rules originally designed for cars with human drivers, which the companies say are impeding the development of the technology—the main one being the requirement for a human onboard at all times. Regulators are starting to respond, including the Department of...

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Honda will invest $2.75B in GM’s Cruise self-driving car business

In the race to develop the world's first safe, reliable and robust driverless ride-hailing service, General Motors and its Cruise self-driving car unit just received major backing from rival automaker Honda. The companies announced Wednesday that Honda will invest $2.75 billion in the Cruise unit over the next 12 years, with $750 million of the investment...

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