Geneva Motor Show saw a rash of new electric vehicles and concepts from Honda, Nissan, Fiat and Volkswagen, as auto industry enters the era of mass electrification. By Paul Fisher. Honda e Prototype Honda’s so-called EV for Europe made its debut at Geneva. Positioned as an “urban commuter”, the car features a range of over 200km Read More..
For anyone involved inÂ consumer electronics, 2016Â has to start with the massive CES gathering in Las Vegas. In recent years, as the auto industry has expanded its borders into new technologies, many of the major car brands have added the world’s biggest consumer-technology eventÂ to the roster of shows they must attend. Hence, major players such as Read More..
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..
Initiatives to replace FM with digital radio are speeding up across Europe, but the auto industry has been slow to follow suit in the car, broadcast executives say. That may be about to change as countries review the future of FM and begin switching off the nearly 80 year old radio platform. Such a switch-off Read More..
Automotive companies aren’t as innovative as they used to be, according to a survey of 1,500 senior executives who were asked about the state of innovation in global business by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The survey ranks the 50 most innovative companies in the world in the eyes of these executives. The list is 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..
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 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..
Continental has developed an upgradable infotainment system for Fiat that will debut on the new Fiat 500L this month. The German automotive supplier said the system will be available in various configurations from a simple radio to an advanced multimedia system. After the 500L, it will be rolled out in other Fiat and Chrysler models. Read More..