Apple hires founder of QNX Software Systems for automotive project

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Apple is adding an experienced automotive software developer to its ranks and perhaps changing the focus of its secretive automotive division. Bloomberg is reporting Apple hired former BlackBerry employee and co-founder of QNX Dan Dodge, who will work in the software team of Apple’s automotive project. Dodge brings considerable experience to Apple. The company he co-founded […]

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Kia Soul bags Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award in subcompact car segment

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The all-new Kia Soul has managed to bag the 2017 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award for the third consecutive year in the subcompact car segment. The 2017 Kia Soul is powered by 201-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that adds 40 horsepower to the previous capacity. At a fuel economy of 28 miles-per-gallon, city and highway […]

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New Mirroring Technology to Make Your Car Work Like Your Smartphone

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New-car buyers want the communications/information technology in their vehicles to mirror, and interact with, the technology in their smartphone. That desire is getting closer and closer to being fully realized, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Smartphone Automotive Mirroring (SAM) Report. Technologies like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are allowing vehicle owners to use the larger […]

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What do car hackers really want?

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Photo credit: AUTOMOTIVE NEWS ILLUSTRATION There’s a lot of fear-mongering around the issue of automotive cybersecurity, following some high-profile instances of hackers gaining control of a car’s steering and acceleration. But a growing number of experts say creating havoc on the roads is not the primary threat from car hackers. They may be after something […]

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The future of automotive design is sexy boxes

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Thanks to electric and autonomous technologies, car design could radically change in the near future. To help illuminate the future of car design, three car design experts spoke in a panel at the Autoblog Upshift event. The consensus was that the future of cars will be based around “sexy boxes” that will help occupants find […]

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Toyota to expand Tacoma output in Mexico

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U.S. sales of the Tacoma are up 4 percent this year through August, but its share of the midsize truck market has shrunk to 43 percent, from 51 percent a year earlier, amid new competition. DALLAS — Toyota will invest $150 million at its Tijuana, Mexico, assembly plant to increase output of the popular Tacoma […]

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Tesla envy grips Germany’s giants

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More than just a car brand, Tesla builds battery packs and installs charging infrastructure. Related Stories Can Tesla perfect its gull-wing doors? FRANKFURT — The gleaming white Porsche with menacing black trim took less than 8 minutes to complete the Nurburgring’s demanding Nordschleife circuit. The result was respectable but not spectacular for a 600-hp beast […]

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Mobileye says Tesla contract won’t be extended

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Mobileye said it won new business at all levels during the first half of the year from its automated driving and road experience management products. UPDATED: 7/26/16 5:01 pm ET – adds details, remarksMobileye NV, an Israeli maker of driving-assistance chips and software, posted a surge in second-quarter earnings and revenue, but said its contract […]

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Badge of Honor: Jeep’s heroic 75-year campaign

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Jeeps were workhorses for soldiers during World War II, endearing the vehicles to millions of veterans who counted on the small 4x4s to keep them alive. That love endured when soldiers returned home. Not much that is truly groundbreaking in this world was created by committee. Innovation simply doesn’t work that way. But in the […]

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