Building Consumer Awareness of Driver Aids

August 14, 2017 at 4:04 PM

A study by Robert Bosch LLC finds that half of Americans expect to own a self-driving vehicle within 10 years. “The excitement is there,” says Kay Stepper, vice president of automated driving North America.

Redefining Urban Mobility

By: Bill Hampton - February 01, 2016 at 1:42 AM

A new EY report, Urban Mobility Redefined, finds the lines blurring among such shared transportation alternatives as car-sharing, ride-sharing and other non-traditional modes of personal transportation.

Megatrends in Mobility

By: Bill Hampton - December 28, 2015 at 2:28 PM

ZF TRW a global leader in vehicle safety, powertrain systems and chassis controls is active in all three megatrends driving personal mobility, says Manfred Meyer, vice president of Global Braking Engineering: Efficiency.

Michigan's Brainpower Initiative

By: Bill Hampton - November 12, 2015 at 3:46 PM

Michigan aims to correct mistaken impressions about the auto industry with its new "We Run on Brainpower" campaign.

The Intel-QNX Partnership

By: Bill Hampton - July 23, 2015 at 12:59 AM

As cars become more connected, their capabilities are expanding dramatically.

Connected-Car Task Force

By: Bill Hampton - June 24, 2015 at 2:16 PM

Michigan's Oakland County is home to offices of 48 of the top 50 automotive suppliers.

Connected-Car Testing in Michigan

By: Bill Hampton - June 01, 2015 at 2:12 AM

Two years of testing with nearly 3,000 vehicles in Ann Arbor, Mich., showed that enabling vehicles to communicate directly with each other can reduce traffic accidents.

National Renewable Energy Lab

By: Bill Hampton - May 18, 2015 at 3:17 AM

The changes coming in personal transportation over the next several years will be a revolution akin to the shift from the horse and buggy to the automobile more than 100 years ago, says Dana Christensen, deputy laboratory director for science and technology for the U.S.

Michigan Brainpower

By: Bill Hampton - May 17, 2015 at 1:23 AM

Creating modern automobiles is a blend of inspiration, design, technology and production know-how.

Five Steps to Automated Driving

By: Bill Hampton - May 13, 2015 at 12:26 PM

Carmakers envision a five-step process to transform today's drive-it-yourself cars into vehicles that can automatically take you just about anywhere, notes Carsten Haas, engineering manager for integrated active and passive safety technologies at TRW Automotive.

Self-Driving Car To-Do List

By: Bill Hampton - April 13, 2015 at 3:39 AM

Autonomous cars must be able to do four things, says Karl-Heinz Glander, who heads integrated active/passive safety technologies at TRW Automotive.

Driver Monitoring

March 30, 2015 at 12:34 AM

Japan's Aisin Seiki Co., a leader in vehicle sensors and electronics, says its new 3-D monitoring technology can determine if a driver isn't looking at the road, even if his head is up and he's wearing sunglasses.