automotive tech

Clearcover raises $50 million to find you a vehicle insurance policy with AI

Clearcover raises $50 million to find you a vehicle insurance policy with AI

Clearcover, a startup leveraging AI and machine learning to match drivers with insurance policies, has raised $50 million in venture capital.

Selling Silence: Hyundai Developing Advanced Noise Cancellation System

Noise-canceling technologies have become a handy little tool wedged inside the belt of many automakers. Aimed at reducing unpleasant road noise, most systems invert incoming sound waves to produce an

Toyota Thinks Connected Wiper Data Can Improve Weather Forecasts

Toyota and Japanese weather information provider Weathernews Inc. have been running tests aimed at improving the accuracy of rain forecasts by using driving data from connected cars — or, more

Ford’s Adding Over-the-air Updates, Bigger Screens, More Connectivity

The days of owning an automobile that’s not perpetually connected to various digital networks are quickly coming to a close. On Wednesday, Ford announced most of its redesigned vehicles in the U.S.

Land Rover Developing Remote Driving for Defender

Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly working a system for the new Defender that would allow for low-speed maneuvers with all occupants outside the car. While it sounds like a good way to guarantee the

Listen Up: Amazon Putting Alexa Into More Automobiles

Amazon is striving to put Alexa, the home assistant/listening device, into more automobiles in the coming years. As a result, the company is working feverishly to enhance her vehicular-related

Inside Out: ZF Tests External Side Airbag System

There was a time when the only thing cushioning your head from a direct impact with the steering wheel in the event of a crash was the skin it was wrapped in. Since then, airbags have proliferated,

Toyota Developing ‘Virtual Sunroof’ For Future Models?

Do you ever get the sense that much of today’s automotive technology whittles away the more natural aspects of driving? We’ve endured numb electronic steering, advanced driving aids, absent volume

Apple Co-Founder Claims Self-driving Isn’t Realistic, Sick of Lies

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak may no longer work for the company in any official capacity, but he has stayed on as a tech advisor and sounding board. When the Woz says something it usually isn’t

VW Seeking Industry Alliance for Self-driving Cars, Legal Protection for When They Crash

Volkswagen Group is interested in teaming up with other automakers to establish a new industry standard for self-driving technology. While the move would likely help streamline development, VW’s

Audi Announces A8 Pricing, but Model Lacks Tech Promised for U.S.

Audi recently announced pricing for the V6-equipped A8, arriving in dealerships this fall for the rock-bottom price of $83,800. Alright, so that’s not exactly chump change, but Audi promised tech that
Five ways the refreshed 2018 Mustang GT merges brains with brawn

Five ways the refreshed 2018 Mustang GT merges brains with brawn

We put the newest high performance Mustang through its paces to see how Ford fuses the company’s latest technologies with good old-fashioned horsepower. The post Five ways the refreshed 2018 Mustang

Visteon CEO Bets Company’s Future on Autonomous Vehicles

After spinning off from Ford in 2000, Visteon has set a corporate goal of expanding its supplier business to other companies. However, it hasn’t been smooth sailing. Granted Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi Hunting for Robo-taxi Deals With Tech Companies

The alliance consisting of Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi Motors is currently searching for partners for a plunge into the robo-taxi business. While chairman Carlos Ghosn claims mobility will never

No Thanks: Nissan Wants to Input Your Brainwaves on Tomorrow’s Cars

Certain automotive technologies are getting borderline out of hand. But nothing stops the march toward progress. Keen to show off its developmental might, Nissan plans to unveil something called

Ghosn: Suppliers Essential to Nissan’s Future Success

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance, says automakers are going to have to get comfortable with suppliers doing more of the work as the industry evolves. With in-car
Ford Expands Alexa Use, Heating Up Personal Assistant Battle

Ford Expands Alexa Use, Heating Up Personal Assistant Battle

Pretty much every automaker thinks you should talk to your car.
Ford Expands Alexa Use, Heating Up Personal Assistant Battle

Ford Expands Alexa Use, Heating Up Personal Assistant Battle

Pretty much every automaker thinks you should talk to your car.