Automotive

Toyota, China's BYD announced electric car venture

Toyota Motor Co. and Chinese electric automaker BYD Co. announced a partnership Thursday to develop battery-powered vehicles, adding to a flurry of industry tie-ups to share soaring development costs.

Automotive

The impact of coronavirus on public and mass transportation

The fear surrounding coronavirus and the governor's executive order mandating people stay home as much as possible has decimated public transportation in the metro area. Over the past two weeks, the Regional Transportation ...

Engineering

A dashboard tray that appears and disappears at the wave of a hand

Storage trays in cars can be real dustbowls. But they also fulfill a useful function. Where else to store those sunglasses, paper handkerchiefs or a parking disc? A new type of storage tray, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute ...

Automotive

Automakers report lower Q1 US auto sales on virus hit

Automakers reported lower US sales on Wednesday, with purchases diving in March as the coronavirus pandemic prompted widespread economic closures in much of the country, carmakers reported Wednesday.