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GM cites improved chip supply in raising financial guidance

Citing an improved supply of automotive computer chips, General Motors raised its financial guidance on Wednesday and said it expects to return to a normal production rate by the end of next year.

Automotive

Adding sound to electric vehicles improves pedestrian safety

While they decrease sound pollution, electric vehicles are so quiet, they can create a safety concern, particularly to the visually impaired. To address this, many governments have mandated artificial sounds be added to electric ...

Automotive

Energy & Green Tech

Research pushes auto industry closer to clean cars powered by direct ethanol fuel cells

Alternative-energy research at Oregon State University is charting a path toward the mass adoption of clean cars powered by direct-ethanol fuel cells.

Robotics

First 'robotaxis' enter service in Beijing

It looks like a normal car but the white taxi by the kerb has nobody driving it, and communicates with customers digitally to obtain directions and take payment.

Computer Sciences

Transit network design model for bus frequency planning

Despite the emergence of many new mobility options in cities around the world, fixed route transit is still the most efficient means of mass transport. Bus operations are subject to vicious and virtuous cycles. Evidence of ...

Automotive

US cars mandated to spot drunk drivers—and stop them

Breath-sniffing sensors and finger-scanning detectors are central to a landmark US safety mandate to fight drunk driving that is spurring tough questions about what technology can be trusted to do.

Energy & Green Tech

Can EV spare battery capacity support the grid?

The University of Queensland has launched a world-first international trial to see if the spare battery capacity in electric vehicles (EV) could be used to support the uptake of renewable energy, support the grid, and potentially ...

Automotive

Ford unveils venture with chip company to boost supply

Ford announced Thursday a "strategic collaboration" with chip company GlobalFoundries to bolster its supply of semiconductors as the automaker grapples with a global shortage of the crucial components.

Automotive

The electric vehicle invasion is already here

Until recently, car companies not named Tesla had a general stance on electric vehicles: We'll start making them en masse, when people start buying them en masse.

Automotive

2022 Kia Carnival versus 2021 Honda Odyssey

If ever there was a vehicle segment ready for a shake-up, it's the minivans. For three years running, Edmunds' experts have considered the Honda Odyssey one of the top rated in the class. The Odyssey set the minivan bar high ...

Energy & Green Tech

Biden pushes electric vehicle chargers as energy costs spike

President Joe Biden punched the accelerator on a battery-powered Hummer on Wednesday, causing the wheels to squeal and the truck to jet forward as he tried in his own way to drive the country toward an electric vehicle future.

Automotive

US auto factories swung back into gear in October: govt

American car assembly lines roared back into action last month, according to official data released Tuesday, a sign the effects of the global semiconductor shortage that has hobbled production may be ending.

Automotive

Biden bill includes boost for union-made electric vehicles

President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are looking to give U.S. automakers with union employees the inside track on the burgeoning electric vehicle market, triggering vocal opposition from foreign trade partners and ...

Energy & Green Tech

Seven reasons global transport is so hard to decarbonise

Transport accounts for 21% of global carbon emissions. It is now the largest emitting sector in many developed countries. While Europe and North America dominate historic transport emissions, much of the projected growth ...

Energy & Green Tech

Ford, Purdue partner on technology to speed up EV charging

Ford and Purdue University are partnering to develop a new charging station cable compatible with vehicle charging technology still being developed with hopes of making a broader transition to electric vehicles possible.