New predictive technology is debuting for the first time on a Lexus hybrid, which learns a driver’s behavior, such as when he or she slowed or stopped in the past on a given route, to optimize charging and discharging of the battery.
BMW Group stages its first Test Fest this week at the Thermal Club private racetrack southeast of Palm Springs, CA – a chance for journalists to drive the all-new X2 CUV and exhilarating M5 high-performance sedan, both going on sale in March...
The new touchpad – lying horizontal in the center console, in easy reach with the driver’s right hand – aims to improve ease-of-use by corresponding directly to the screen: Touching the electronic pad is like touching the actual screen.
Although its fiscal-2017 operating margin will fall to 4.7% from the prior year’s 5.3%, the supplier in its midterm business plan looks to achieve a sustainable profit of more than 5% and a 10% return on equity from fiscal 2020 onwards.
The German automaker dumps its long-running, well-received and widely copied console-mounted man-machine interface controller and 32 other buttons in favor of a haptic touchscreen that looks and functions like a smartphone.