1st August 2019

US Fleets Warned Lives At Risk From Connected Cars Hack

Fleet managers are being warned of potentially fatal cyber-security risks of 2020 connected car models that could expose an entire fleet to a malicious hack. The warning was published...


23rd July 2019

Hyundai Reveals First Model With Solar Panel Roof

Hyundai has launched its first solar panel roofed vehicle in the shape of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid using a mild hybrid powertrain. As TU-Automotive reported back in November 2018,...


19th July 2019

Kia Claims Hybrid Economy Boost With New Transmission

Kia claims a world first with a gearbox for hybrid powertrains that can cut fuel consumption by speeding up gear changes by 30%. It’s active shift control (ASC) transmission...


9th July 2019

Connectivity Main Pitch in Sneak Peek at New Hyundai

Connectivity and advanced levels of passenger safety are the main sales pitches of the first sneak peek at Hyundai’s upcoming new European model. Those executive cruiser requirements hint at...


8th July 2019

Weekly Brief: More Mega Partnerships Pump Up Auto Tech

The longer the road one has to travel, the nicer it is to have some company. This is true for human beings and for businesses as well, especially those...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


12th June 2019

Hyundai Plans AI Cabin Injury Monitoring

Hyundai is planning to use AI as a means to instantly assess personal injuries in vehicle to alert the appropriate emergency services. The system it is developing in partnership...


3rd June 2019

Hyundai Beefs up Range with Hybrid Kona

Hyundai is adding a hybrid version of its popular Kona SUV to its lineup, in response to apparent customer demand. The hybrid version of the popular crossover features 1.6...


29th May 2019

Hyundai Claims BEV Range Boost With LCV Weight Estimator

Hyundai has developed a system that boosts range by estimating the gross vehicle weight of electric LCVs in work-a-day conditions. It claims an industry first in employing acceleration sensors...


10th May 2019

University Claims Fuel Cell Breakthrough Making Them Cheaper Than ICE

A Canadian university is claiming to have cracked the problem of cost hampering wide-scale adoption of fuel cell technology. Researchers from the University of Waterloo claim their fuel cell...


3rd May 2019

Audi Joins Hyundai In Refocus on Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Audi is the latest carmaker to refocus on hydrogen fuel cell technology citing consumer concerns over BEV on top of sourcing raw materials for lithium-ion batteries. Its chairman, Bram...


2nd May 2019

Hyundai Upgrades Ioniq Electric Powertrain

Hyundai is claiming a range of nearly 200 miles for its all-electric C-segment Ioniq saloon car following an upgrade of electric powertrains for European models. The all electric version...


29th April 2019

Weekly Brief: China Propels Hydrogen Into Auto Mainstream

Hydrogen fuel cell technology has solidified an important new ally in the Chinese government. Last week word came out of Beijing that China is committed to investing in, promoting...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve