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Flat batteries are making EV engineering easier

By | 2018-08-01T14:16:58+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

VW's Renna: There are "many years of innovation ahead of us." Photo credit: GREG HORVATH Chocolate bar. Pancake. Skateboard. Whatever companies and engineers call them, flat battery packs are improving the flexibility and range of vehicle types for emerging all-electric vehicle platforms, according to Matt Renna, Volkswagen Group of America vice president of

Why Nissan views itself as the ‘wallflower leader’ of EVs

By | 2018-08-01T13:14:57+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

Reed: "We consider ourselves the leader, but I think we're the wallflower leader of EV." Photo credit: GREG HORVATH TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Nissan helped pioneer vehicle battery electric technology when it released the Leaf compact hatchback in 2010, but the automaker admits the public would rather focus on flashier products from its

Toyota says fuel cells ‘best clean energy’

By | 2018-08-01T12:14:22+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

Andrew Lund: "We believe hydrogen fuel cell technology is the best clean energy that can be carried on board a vehicle." Photo credit: GREG HORVATH TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Toyota Motor Corp. plans to electrify every vehicle in its lineup by 2025 with some type of hybrid option, but believes battery electric vehicles

Android’s default Clock app can now wake you up with Spotify

By | 2018-08-01T10:36:40+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: GSM|

Today, Google made a blog post about Spotify integration with alarms in the Google Clock app. Starting today, you can set an alarm clock to wake you up with a Spotify playlist, or you can choose from Spotify’s curated morning playlists. After you shut off your alarm, the Clock app will even give

Apple Pay is finally coming to CVS and 7-Eleven, and will soon expand to Germany – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-01T00:48:31+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Apple|

Longtime Apple Pay holdout CVS will finally be adding support for Apple’s mobile payments platform this fall, along with 7-Eleven, Apple CEO Tim Cook said this afternoon on the company’s earnings call. The news is particularly notable because CVS was one of the first major retailers to snub Apple Pay, choosing instead to

Spotify now offers motion comics starring Archie – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-01T07:27:27+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Android|

Spotify has been experimenting with incorporating non-musical formats over the last couple of years, including videos and multimedia podcasts. Next up: Motion comics based on new Archie stories. For those of you who haven’t been keeping track of the comics incarnations of Archie and his friends, the title was recently rebooted by writer Mark

GM brings back iconic 1960s Tripower name

By | 2018-08-01T09:50:56+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

All-new 2.7L Turbo with Active Fuel Management and stop/start technology paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission (SAE-certified at 310 hp/348 lb-ft). TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- For the first time since the mid-1960s, General Motors will use the Tripower name on an engine. But today's Tripower setup -- due in the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado

DHS launches a new cyber hub to coordinate against threats to US infrastructure – TechCrunch

By | 2018-08-01T06:26:27+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Android|

Among the many things the current administration has been criticized for is its lack of a unified strategy to combat cyber threats, especially in light of ongoing election interference and psy ops perpetrated by Russia. The Department of Homeland Security is advancing the ball with the creation of the National Risk Management Center,

Why nobody wants to talk about Trump’s tariffs

By | 2018-08-01T08:49:17+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

Dustin Walsh is a reporter for Crain's Detroit Business, an affiliate Automotive News. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- At one of the largest automotive business conferences in North America -- the CAR Management Briefing Seminars -- there's one glaring omission in the discussions. Tariffs. Running from keynote address to meetings, most auto executives are