• rinspeed.automotiveIT

    Rinspeed to show urban EV at Las Vegas CES


    Gardening on wheels is part of the Oasis concept (Photo: Rinspeed) Rinspeed will show an urban electric vehicle that aims to be "something new in the automotive wasteland of uniformity." The Swiss design studio, headed by founder Frank Rinderknecht, unveiled a two-seat electric concept car Thursday that will be ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT

    Sandy Lobenstein, Toyota USA VP connected vehicle technology and product planning


    Lobenstein: Connectivity can one day lead to zero car accidents (Photo: Arjen Bongard) LAS VEGAS ”“ Toyota believes connected cars will eventually lead to a sharp reduction in accidents, but before autonomous and fully connectedvehicles make this vision a reality, a lot of investment will still be needed. The ...

  • gm.automotiveIT

    GM's infotainment chief: It's all about the infrastructure


    GM's Abram: “If we get the infrastructure right, we can react to everything." (Photo: A. Bongard) General Motors, like most of its competitors, is embracing new technologies as customers increasingly look for new and different personal-mobility products. “The convergence of connectivity, vehicle electrification and evolving customer needs demands new ...

  • Chevrolet Unveils 2017 Bolt EV at CES

    At CES, GM CEO Mary Barra shows Chevrolet Bolt EV


    Barra says the Bolt will go into production in late 2016 (Photo: GM) LAS VEGAS -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle here, touting the car as the perfect combination of connectivity and electrification. In a keynote address at the CES consumer electronics show ...

  • audi.automotiveIT

    CES: Audi focuses on car interiors


    Audi's virtual cockpit becomes a virtual dashboard (Photo: Audi) LAS VEGAS -- Audi is focusing its attention on the interior of its cars and will develop its virtual cockpit into a virtual dashboard with a broader array of available options for drivers and passengers. "The interior of the future ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    CES: VW shows e-microbus, gesture control


    VW hopes to bring its iconic microbus into the 21st century (Photo: VW) LAS VEGAS -- Volkswagen unveiled an electric van concept, the Budd-e, at the CES consumer electronics show and announced that a new e-Golf Touch will feature gesture control and other novel display and control functions. "The ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT

    CES: Toyota research boss sees lots of hard work on autonomous cars


    Gill Pratt says he will address the difficult aspects of autonomous driving  (Photo: Toyota) LAS VEGAS - The new CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) said there is a lot of hard work to be done before driverless cars can be commercialized. "Although the industry has made ...

  • kia.automotiveIT

    CES: Kia ready for partially automated driving


    The autonomous Kia Soul can be controlled with a smartwatch (Photo: Kia) LAS VEGAS -- Kia said it is ready to start introducing partially automated vehicles, but fully autonomous cars will have to wait until 2030. The Korean carmaker also said at the CES consumer electronics show that it ...

  • valeo.automotiveIT

    CES: Valeo shows connected innovations


    Valeo's glasses reduce glare from oncoming headlights (Photo: Valeo) LAS VEGAS -- Valeo, which is using this year's CES to boost its credentials as an automotive technology innovator, announced four new driver-assistance systems at the world's biggest consumer electronics show. The French automotive supplier presented a pair of smart ...

  • lyft.automotiveIT

    CES: GM, Lyft to offer autonomous cars for ridesharing


    Lyft will offer more options following its tie-up with GM (Photo: Lyft) LAS VEGAS -- General Motors and Lyft announced on the eve of the CES consumer electronics show that they plan to create an integrated network of on-demand autonomous vehicles in the US. GM will invest 500 million ...