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BMW aims to double battery energy density by 2030

15 November 2019 | Dave Leggett

BMW aims to double battery energy density by 2030 Dave Leggett BMW has provided an update on its e-mobility strategy and its dedicated facility for developing battery technologies. The company s... read more


MIT helps AVs see around corners

5 November 2019 | Dave Leggett

MIT helps AVs see around corners Dave Leggett To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if t... read more


Foam tech reduces BMW weight

10 October 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Foam tech reduces BMW weight Graeme Roberts Clariant said a foaming agent it supplies is helping reduce the weight of BMWs. BMW uses Clariant Hydrocerol chemical foaming agents (CFAs) in the das... read more


Toyota Establishes Joint Research Institute with China's Tsinghua University

2 October 2019 | Dave Leggett

Toyota Establishes Joint Research Institute with China's Tsinghua University Dave Leggett Toyota says it is to establish a 'Joint Research Institute' with China's Tsinghua University. Through th... read more


Ford Cologne using cobots to sand Fiesta bodies

26 September 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Ford Cologne using cobots to sand Fiesta bodies Graeme Roberts Ford Europe has, for the first time, introduced collaborative robots (cobots) working alongside humans at the Fiesta assembly plant in C... read more


Toyota tries satellite solar on a Prius

12 September 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota tries satellite solar on a Prius Graeme Roberts Toyota is experimenting with a sun-powered Prius, using new ultra-thin solar panels developed for satellites, that it hopes will one day require... read more


Honda US develops new passenger front airbag technology

27 August 2019 | Dave Leggett

Honda US develops new passenger front airbag technology Dave Leggett Honda has announced the development of a new passenger front airbag technology that it says is designed to better protect occupant... read more


BMW to trial induction charging in California

13 August 2019 | Graeme Roberts

BMW to trial induction charging in California Graeme Roberts BMW is to run an induction charging pilot programme in the US after starting in Germany in 2018. Only 200 Californians will get to ta... read more


BMW Group uses artificial intelligence in series production

16 July 2019 | Dave Leggett

BMW Group uses artificial intelligence in series production Dave Leggett BMW says it is using artificial intelligence (AI) in its quality control and monitoring systems in automotive production. ... read more


Toyota to begin autonomous vehicle testing in Brussels

12 July 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota to begin autonomous vehicle testing in Brussels Graeme Roberts Toyota Motor Europe (TME) said on Friday (12 July) it would begin testing automated driving (AD) technology on public roads with ... read more


BMW surprises with X7 Pick-up

5 July 2019 | Glenn Brooks

BMW surprises with X7 Pick-up Glenn Brooks BMW has announced the X7 Pick-up, stressing that this is a one-off prototype created by trainees in Munich for its Motorrad division. Twelve trainees... read more


New 2019 Ford Ranger features Belt Monitor

27 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

New 2019 Ford Ranger features Belt Monitor just-auto plus Extended News The 2019 Ford Ranger isn’t just an off-roading, trailer-towing, high-tech adventure machine, it also boasts some of the s... read more


Toyota Australia upgrades HiLux line-up with enhanced safety features

26 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Toyota Australia upgrades HiLux line-up with enhanced safety features just-auto plus Extended News Toyota will significantly increase the safety technology offered on its HiLux with the addition of T... read more


Toyota North America to standardise two environment/safety items

14 June 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota North America to standardise two environment/safety items Graeme Roberts Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) plans to standardise Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic transmission Park select... read more


Ford opens tech centre in Israel

12 June 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Ford opens tech centre in Israel Graeme Roberts Ford has opened its Israeli research centre in Tel Aviv. The new centre will serve as a research hub augmenting global research and adva... read more


Ford Ranger line-up features Driver Assist Technology suite

7 June 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ford Ranger line-up features Driver Assist Technology suite just-auto plus Extended News The Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor now bring Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection as st... read more


BMW develops new display and control system for M models

9 May 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

BMW develops new display and control system for M models just-auto plus Extended News The feeling of an M car is unmistakeable – and now it can be tailored even more closely to the individual. ... read more


TRI-AD, Maxar and NTT DATA to build high-definition maps for AVs

25 April 2019 | Dave Leggett

TRI-AD, Maxar and NTT DATA to build high-definition maps for AVs Dave Leggett Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Toyota's automated driving software development company, Maxar T... read more


Ford and Autonomic sign multi year deal with Amazon Web Services

24 April 2019 | Dave Leggett

Ford and Autonomic sign multi year deal with Amazon Web Services Dave Leggett Ford and the creators of the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) Autonomic have signed a multi-year, global agreement wit... read more


Honda to display crashed 2019 HR-V at NYIAS

12 April 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Honda to display crashed 2019 HR-V at NYIAS just-auto plus Extended News The New York International Auto Show draws more than one million consumers each year to see the hundreds of bright, shiny vehi... read more


New technology puts Ford keyless entry fobs to sleep to deter hackers

11 April 2019 | Graeme Roberts

New technology puts Ford keyless entry fobs to sleep to deter hackers Graeme Roberts Ford said its Fiesta and Focus - the UK's two top-selling models overall - now have new security technology which ... read more


BMW uses virtual and augmented reality in production

10 April 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

BMW uses virtual and augmented reality in production just-auto plus Extended News The BMW Group Production focuses increasingly on trendsetting, easy-to-use and effective virtual (VR) and augmented (... read more


New Ford crossover will have 48v 'mild hybrid' powertrain

3 April 2019 | Graeme Roberts

New Ford crossover will have 48v 'mild hybrid' powertrain Graeme Roberts Ford's upcoming Puma compact crossover, which revives a name previously used in Europe for a Fiesta-based coupe and will be bu... read more


Ford Explorer cockpit has digital chill-out mode

1 April 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Ford Explorer cockpit has digital chill-out mode Graeme Roberts Ford is adding a digital chill-out mode to its redesigned Explorer SUV, a model sold mainly in North America. It cited a recent Ni... read more


Ford to deploy C-V2X technology in all its models in China

27 March 2019 | Dave Leggett

Ford to deploy C-V2X technology in all its models in China Dave Leggett Ford Motor Company has announced plans to begin deploying cellular vehicle-to-everything, or C-V2X, technology in Ford vehicles... read more


Toyota and Suzuki to share models and hybrid technology

20 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota and Suzuki to share models and hybrid technology Graeme Roberts Toyota Motor and Suzuki Motor announced and agreement to "begin considering concrete collaboration in new fields". They ear... read more


Ford enhances commercial vehicle line-up with new engines

7 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ford enhances commercial vehicle line-up with new engines just-auto plus Extended News Ford is adding new engines, greater connectivity and smart new driver-assist technology across its commercial ve... read more


Mobile World Congress: Ford adds what3words navigation to SYNC3 infotainment

26 February 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Mobile World Congress: Ford adds what3words navigation to SYNC3 infotainment Graeme Roberts Ford owners in Europe and North America will be able to use what3words location technology to help the... read more


BMW Group to open Technology Office in Israel

21 February 2019 | Simon Warburton

BMW Group to open Technology Office in Israel Simon Warburton BMW is to open an office for trend and technology scouting in Israel. "Tel Aviv has one of the fastest growing start-up scenes ... read more


Ford tests light signals for autonomous cars

7 February 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ford tests light signals for autonomous cars just-auto plus Extended News Hand gestures, head nods and thumbs-up signals all help to ensure drivers, pedestrians and cyclists know what each other is d... read more


Ford first to use Gravity Sketch’s 3D virtual reality car designing tool

1 February 2019 | Simon Warburton

Ford first to use Gravity Sketch’s 3D virtual reality car designing tool Simon Warburton Ford says it is the first automaker to work with Gravity Sketch – a 3D virtual reality tool which&n... read more


Ford shocks with electric F-150 statement

17 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Ford shocks with electric F-150 statement Glenn Brooks Jim Farley, Ford Motor's head of world markets, has told attendees at an industry conference in Detroit that the company will bring a fully elec... read more


BMW announces model updates for spring 2019

16 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

BMW announces model updates for spring 2019 just-auto plus Extended News BMW will introduce a wave of enticing additions to standard specification and broaden the array of options available ex-factor... read more


CES - Honda claims firsts for Dream Drive prototype cockpit

9 January 2019 | Graeme Roberts

CES - Honda claims firsts for Dream Drive prototype cockpit Graeme Roberts Honda has showed off Dream Drive, a prototype of what is says is the auto industry's "first integrated driver and passenger ... read more


TMC, KDDI and AT&T jointly to enhance car connectivity capabilities

8 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

TMC, KDDI and AT&T jointly to enhance car connectivity capabilities just-auto plus Extended News Toyota and Lexus are bringing industry-leading connected car capabilities to their vehicles in the US.... read more


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