25th April 2019

Ford Tries Skateboard Tech For Next-Gen BEV

Ford plans to develop its next generation BEV using architecture perfected for electric skateboards. The powertrain will be based on a platform now being deployed by Rivian for its...


23rd April 2019

5G Extracts More V2X Revenue From Consumers Than DSRC

Top spot as the future dominant technology in the connected car world is still uncertain as dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) and 5G LTE wireless slug it out. Yet, as...


15th April 2019

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Dose of Reality to Driverless Dreamers

Ford is walking back its goal to mass produce self-driving cars by 2021. Speaking at a Detroit Economic Club event last week, Ford CEO Jim Hackett admitted that Ford...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


12th April 2019

BMW, Toyota and Renault Engineers Explore Driverless Standards

Engineers from BMW, Toyota and Renault have set up a working group in a bid to formulate global standards for future ADAS and autonomous technology. The group, working under...


11th April 2019

Automakers Working Hard to Build Trust in Autonomous

Concerns about safety are having a major impact on the autonomous vehicle industry, with the focus shifting to how automakers can win the public’s trust in self-driving vehicles. Meanwhile,...


10th April 2019

Ford Hits Back After Keyless Theft Risk Exposed

Hard-on-the-heels of a security alert about its keyless car entry technology, Ford has announced new anti-theft key fobs for its two most popular models. The carmaker had been cited...


8th April 2019

Ford LCV Data Harvesting Finds Best Rapid EV Charger Locations

Ford has trialed big data vehicle data harvesting to work out where EV rapid chargers are best installed in London. Data streamed from its connected vehicles has enabled its...


5th April 2019

Ford Pitches Electrification on All European Models

Ford is playing catch-up in the race to electrify its range promising to have an electrified version of every model in its European range. It did this during another...


4th April 2019

Ford, GM, Toyota, SAE Form AV Standards Consortium

Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and SAE International are forming a consortium to help develop industry-wide standards for autonomous vehicle technology. The automakers have joined forces with the professional association...


26th March 2019

Mild Hybrid Ford Fiesta and Focus Set For 2020 Launch

Ford has announced mild hybrid versions of its Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost models expecting to bring them to market by next year. The Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrids feature...


21st March 2019

Ford to Create Production Center For Driverless Cars

Ford will begin production of its first commercially available autonomous vehicles at a dedicated site and also build battery electric vehicles at a nearby assembly facility. The automaker said...


1st March 2019

AR Backseat Experience Could Lyft the Ride

Automotive infotainment is improving but is still a few “parsecs” away from a Star Wars “Dejarik” moment, where passengers are playing augmented reality games in the backseat as they...

By Robert Gray