Technology

Weekly Brief: In Defense of the Indefensible Elon Musk
1st October 2018

Weekly Brief: In Defense of the Indefensible Elon Musk

In light of his recent legal difficulties, Andrew Tolve offers a positive appraisal of the EV maverick. In the long, bizarre, often cringe-inducing descent of Elon Musk over the...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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1st October 2018

Hybrids at Heart of Toyota’s Powertrain Future

Hybrid vehicles have a long way to go as a pivotal part of Toyota’s long term powertrain strategy. That’s the opinion of Sophie Ogunbiyi, manager external affairs Toyota Europe,...

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Hyundai to Develop Engine with DoE Funding
1st October 2018

Hyundai to Develop Engine with DoE Funding

Hyundai America Technical Center has received funding from the US Department of Energy (DoE) to develop a mixed-mode gasoline engine. The aim is for the car to be both...

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28th September 2018

Tesla Board Backs Musk as SEC Files Suit Over Privatization Tweet

Tesla's CEO has the backing of his board, but Elon Musk’s troubles with the SEC are just beginning, all thanks to social media.

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Volkswagen Develops Fuel Cell Tech with University
28th September 2018

Volkswagen Develops Fuel Cell Tech with University

Volkswagen is claiming to have established a process that develops fuel cells for EVs more cost-effectively in partnership with a Californian university. Following Volkswagen’s recent AV joint ventures with...

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28th September 2018

Pininfarina Signs E-Powertrain Deal for PFO Hypercar

Iconic Italian auto design house Automobili Pininfarina is focusing its future efforts on electrified powertrains with a development agreement signed with Rimac. The automotive electric specialist will provide battery...

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27th September 2018

Lexus Showcases Latest Hybrid System with New UX

Lexus’s latest gasoline hybrid system will be showcased in the new Lexus UX crossover making its debut at the Paris Motor Show 2018. It will come in two power...

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Bosch Joins Byton in EV Hardware Development
27th September 2018

Bosch Joins Byton in EV Hardware Development

The Chinese owned Byton electric vehicle manufacturer has signed a powertrain, braking and ADAS development agreement with German engineering giant Bosch. In the agreement, both companies will carry out...

Paul Myles

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27th September 2018

Uber Will Pay $148M to Settle 2016 Data Breach Case

Uber has agreed to pay authorities in California $148 million to settle the case that stemmed from a 2016 data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of...

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‘Nursing’ Toyota Robot to be Unveiled
26th September 2018

‘Nursing’ Toyota Robot to be Unveiled

Carmaker Toyota will unveil a robot that can ‘nurse’ a human patient aimed at the infirm and elderly. It will demonstrate the Human Support Robot (HSR) at IROS, the...

Paul Myles

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Volkswagen Developing Low-Emissions Electric Van
26th September 2018

Volkswagen Developing Low-Emissions Electric Van

Volkswagen has premiered a new low-emissions electric van that it is developing. The vehicle is the ID Buzz Cargo, a revamped version of its existing Transporter van. Volkswagen Commercial...

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Peugeot eBikes Roll Back the Years
25th September 2018

Peugeot eBikes Roll Back the Years

Peugeot is turning the clock back to produce retro-styled electric cycles for the modern climate-conscious user. Drawing on its history of nearly 140 years producing bicycles, the French manufacturer...

Paul Myles

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