Fiat Chrysler (FCA) recalled 1.4 million vehicles in the US following a report on the wired.com web site that two hackers had successfully manipulated the in-car systems of a Jeep Cherokee. FCA said the voluntary recall will update software, which “insulates connected vehicles from remote manipulation.” Wired reported earlier that the two computer experts had Read More..
Fiat will start building Jeeps in Italy from 2014. The Italian carmaker said Thursday it plans to invest more than 1 billion euros in its plant in Melfi in southern Italy to build both a new Jeep brand vehicle and a new Fiat. Melfi will be “one of the most advanced car assembly plants in Read More..
The 2013 Detroit auto show, officially known as NAIAS, kicks off January 14, with US carmakers enjoying strong sales momentum and an improved domestic outlook. The most important annual US automotive event starts with two press days – Jan 14 and 15 – followed by an industry preview on Jan 16 and 17. After the Read More..
DETROIT – Itâ€˜s too early for specifics, but Chryslerâ€˜s use of 3d modeling for its powertrain manufacturing is likely to be used in Fait plant as well. For the past two years, the US-based carmaker, which is majorityowned by Italyâ€˜s Fiat, has been deploying 3d manufacturing software to improve and speed up its engine manufacturing Read More..
Chrysler has enlisted Sprint to provide connectivity to its Uconnect Access infotainment platform. The US carmaker, majority owned by Italy’s Fiat, has teamed up with Sprint to integrate wireless technology into its UConnect Access offering. This platform will be available in the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup and in the new Dodge SRT Viper model. Read More..
Chrysler is using new 3D technology to plan for the launch of two new transmissions at its Kokomo, Indiana, factory. The US carmaker, which is majority-owned by Italy’s Fiat, said it is using a three-dimensional modeling system specifically designed for powertrain manufacturing. The approach will help save money and improve the production process of Chrysler’s Read More..
A group of eight US and German carmakers will demonstrate a common fast-charging technology they hope will accelerate the spread of electric vehicles. Volkswagen, Â Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors and Porsche will demonstrate the standardized single-port DC-fast charging technology at the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26), a conference that will take place in Los Read More..
Specialist electric-vehicle maker Fisker Automotive has appointed Tom LaSorda as CEO. Company co-founder Henrik Fisker will step aside to become executive chairman. Henrik Fisker will focus on building the Fisker brand in global markets as well as on the styling and design of future models. Fisker Automotive’s only car so far is the range-extend Fisker Read More..