Wheels: Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels

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Spread the loveTweet Those are all challenges being taken up by the automotive industry and the schools that supply them with the next generation of designers. Continue reading the main…


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Bits: Delphi, the Auto Parts Supplier, Embarks on a High-Tech Overhaul

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Spread the loveTweet But with new technologies turning automobiles into supercomputers on wheels, Delphi is trying to reinvent itself. Over the last several years, it has shed almost all of…


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Bits: Daily Report: When Robots Can’t Trust Humans

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Spread the loveTweet Photo A simulator at the Toyota Research Institute. The company is working on technologies that will assist human drivers in remaining vigilant when they are required to…


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The Week Ahead: A Monday Holiday Around the World, and May Hiring Data Is Due

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Sales of new cars declined in the first four months of 2017. Credit Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week.…


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The Future of European Transit: Driverless and Utilitarian

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Spread the loveTweet Forgoing the latest automotive trends of aerodynamics and style, European transportation groups and city planners are instead aiming to connect these unglamorous driverless vehicles to existing public…


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Ford Ousts Mark Fields as C.E.O. and Installs Jim Hackett

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Spread the loveTweet That cleared the way for the board to offer the top job to Mr. Hackett, 62, a longtime chief of the office furniture giant Steelcase and a…


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Tech Tip: When Apple Maps Marks Your Spot

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Spread the loveTweet Q. I thought Apple Maps on my iPhone was supposed to automatically show me where I parked my car, but I don’t think it’s working. Am I…


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Wheels: 2017 Could Prove to Be a Turning Point for Plug-In Hybrids

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Spread the loveTweet “We want to be price-neutral for the consumer,” said Steve Kosowski, long-range strategy manager for Kia Motors America. “When you walk into the showroom, it should be,…


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G.M. Operations in Venezuela Are Seized as Protests Swell

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Spread the loveTweet The particulars of the dispute were murky. Venezuelan news reports said the seizure stemmed from a lawsuit that dated from the early 2000s with a company in…


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Apple Gets Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars in California

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Spread the loveTweetPhoto Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, has been coy about the company’s self-driving car project, known internally as Project Titan. Credit Stephen Lam/Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO —…


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