Month: January 2021

As vehicles become more complex, chock-full of technologies from multimedia functions to driver assistance to body electronics, they require more software-intensive electronic systems. Bosch’s new Cross-Domain Computing Solutions division was created to bridge its software and electronics expertise to address the expanding functions. The unit draws together “user design experience with a market focus,” said
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BEIJING — Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said on Thursday it has raised $300 million for its autonomous driving unit, tapping investors to expand its technological know-how in the field for a second time since last year. Investment firm IDG Capital led the funding while CPE, the Russia-China Investment Fund, Guotai Junan International and CCB
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What kind of car is the 2021 Porsche 718? What does it compare to? The Porsche 718 is a rear-wheel-drive, two-seat sports car offered in Cayman coupe and Boxster roadster body styles.  The 718 competes against rivals like the Chevrolet Corvette, Audi TT, BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra cousins, and the Nissan 370Z. Review continues
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People in the self-driving tech industry have long been fascinated with a psychological thought experiment known as the trolley problem, in which participants must make ethical choices among grim fictional scenarios. Standing beside a lever that could alter the path of a runaway trolley, should you let it continue unabated and run over five people
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It’s classic middle child syndrome. The internets are ablaze with news of the yoke-controlled, ridiculously quick, 520-mile-range Tesla Model S Plaid+. But will anyone notice the Model X is getting many of the same changes? Tesla’s big SUV gets its own version of the new Model S‘s interior, including the Roadster-inspired yoke, landscape-style center screen,
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Ford Motor Co.’s multimobility subsidiary, Spin, and software company Tortoise announced a partnership Wednesday to launch e-scooters with remote operation, improved safety and repositioning technologies. The e-scooter is called the Spin S-200. After a rider takes a trip, a remote operations team can reposition the scooter to move it out of the way of pedestrians
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Auto supplier Continental asked a U.S. court to determine a fair payment for the use of Nokia Oyj patented technology, as a global battle over royalties on telecommunications technology in vehicles escalates. Nokia is demanding unreasonable royalties, a violation of commitments made to standard-setting organizations that help ensure the wide adoption of important technologies, Continental
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Kia Forte? What does it compare to? The 2021 Kia Forte compact sedan competes in a shrinking segment with robust contenders in the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda 3, and Toyota Corolla.  Is the 2021 Kia Forte a good car? Review continues below Yes. The stylish looks, roomy
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For years, auto dealers were told they had to price pre-owned vehicles at 92 percent to market to move them. Of course, dropping prices forces your competitors to lower theirs, and so begins the race to the bottom. The problem with that approach is it has sucked billions of dollars out of the automotive market,
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The Beginning: 996.1 The Porsche 911 GT3 story starts with this car. Launched in 1999, it was essentially a parts bin special—a performance 911 cobbled together using bits and pieces from other models. The brakes were lifted from the 996-series Turbo, the wheels were a Porsche Exclusive option available across the 911 range, as was
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LOS ANGELES — Hyundai Motor America’s chief legal officer, Jerry Flannery, is retiring after 34 years with the automaker. He joined just two years after it established U.S. operations. Flannery started with Hyundai as senior corporate counsel in 1987 before being promoted to general counsel and then to chief legal officer in 2003. Flannery, 63,
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STOCKHOLM — Veoneer and microchip giant Qualcomm have signed a collaboration deal to develop a software and chip platform for advanced driver-assistance systems, Veoneer said in a statement Tuesday. The companies said in August that they would cooperate on the technology. Their joint platform will seek to rival companies such as Intel’s Mobileye. Veoneer, which
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