FCA UConnect fiasco could set over-the-air updates back years

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Connected Cars Serve Up a Feast of Consumer Data, But Who Will Benefit?

Carmakers are lining up to devour a buffet of data cooked up by consumers using their sensor-laden vehicles. Some connected-car data is already being monetized, or bought and sold, but according to an October 2017 report by market-research firm Frost & Sullivan, only about 15 percent of the connected car’s potential “use cases” are being harvested. There […]

Former GM Advanced Powertrain Executive Says Not So Fast on EV Adoption

Professor Friedrich Indra is one of the most vocal critics of electric mobility. He started his career at Alpina and Audi before moving to General Motors in Detroit, where he eventually took over responsibility for advanced engineering in powertrain operations. He retired in 2005 but continues to work as a scholar and an advisor to […]

Motorcyclist Suing GM after Accident with Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt EV

Motorcyclist Oscar Nilsson might not have been going fast when he and an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt EV collided, but he was quick to point the finger and assign fault to the prototype vehicle. Reports via the San Jose, California, Mercury News with subsequent reporting by CNET’s Roadshow, however, indicate that General Motors does not believe the vehicle was to […]

Motorcyclist Suing GM after Accident with Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt EV

Motorcyclist Oscar Nilsson might not have been going fast when he and an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt EV collided, but he was quick to point the finger and assign fault to the prototype vehicle. Reports via the San Jose, California, Mercury News with subsequent reporting by CNET’s Roadshow, however, indicate that General Motors does not believe the vehicle was to […]

2019 Chevy, GMC Trucks Get Smarter Fuel-Saving Cylinder Deactivation

Delphi’s Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF) technology is making its production debut in some versions of the fully redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado with 5.3- and 6.2-liter V-8 engines, where it will be called Dynamic Fuel Management. For GM, it marks the most significant upgrade the technology has received since it was introduced in its current form in 2005. Chevrolet hasn’t talked […]

Like a Lighter Rock: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Drops 450 Pounds Using Steel Structure

It has been four years since Ford introduced a redesigned F-150 pickup that had shed hundreds of pounds over the previous truck. And now, at the 2018 Detroit auto show, General Motors is doing the same, using a much different road map to lose those pounds. While Ford turned to an aluminum-intensive body and structure, […]

CES 2018 brings a buffet of automotive tech — here’s a taste

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For going on three decades, CES is the reason I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, like going on a diet or quitting drinking. While I realize that this is certain…

Knight Rider Fan Creates the Most Accurate K.I.T.T. We’ve Ever Seen

As we enter 2018, we’re getting a sense that Knight Rider nostalgia is building. Mr. Robot showrunner Sam Esmail dedicated the opening sequence of one of this fall’s episodes to Knight Rider, and now we’ve heard from an Ohioan, Chris Blasius, who has constructed a ridiculously correct version of Michael Knight’s trusty steed, K.I.T.T. Although the […]

Knight Rider Fan Creates the Most Accurate K.I.T.T. We’ve Ever Seen

As we enter 2018, we’re getting a sense that Knight Rider nostalgia is building. Mr. Robot showrunner Sam Esmail dedicated the opening sequence of one of this fall’s episodes to Knight Rider, and now we’ve heard from an Ohioan, Chris Blasius, who has constructed a ridiculously correct version of Michael Knight’s trusty steed, K.I.T.T. Although the […]