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OTA reflashing: the challenges and solutions

Demand for a faster, secure approach to reprogramming on-board control modules, particularly for safety issues, is more urgent than ever. Over-the-air technologies bring a new set of issues, says an expert at Wind River.

Lutz and Fisker introduce new Viper-powered Force 1 supercar

VLF Automotive, a partnership of industry veterans Bob Lutz and Henrik Fisker and industrialist Gilbert Villarreal, showed Force 1, a Viper-derived sports coupe, and promises delivery for June. Its V10 engine is tuned to deliver 745 hp.

Lexus previews 2018 LC 500 luxury coupe

The new Lexus flagship coupe, due in about a year, looks like is the Lexus LF-LC Concept from the Detroit show in 2012. That concept was meant as something of a hint at the brand’s design direction, but overwhelmingly favorable comments on the car encouraged Lexus to approve a close copy for production.

Schaeffler on a full-tilt hiring blitz

Last year's double-digit hiring spree of engineers continues at Schaeffler as demand in North America intensifies for the supplier's engine, transmission, and chassis technologies.

Redesigned 2017 Infiniti Q60 gets new engine

Infiniti’s third-generation Q60 sports coupe packs a 400-hp (298-kW) performance punch when equipped with the new VR30 V6 twin-turbo engine, a lively compliment to the car’s sporty body styling.

Connectivity a core pillar at Navistar

Navistar CIO Terry Kline talks about the company’s vehicle connectivity strategy and its new over-the-air reprogramming for improved uptime, which it claims is an industry-first technology for heavy trucks.

Prius is re-engineered on Toyota New Global Architecture

The 2016 Prius is longer, lower, and wider, and special attention was paid to the gasoline portion of the car’s gasoline-electric drivetrain with a claimed 40% thermodynamic efficiency for the Atkinson cycle 2ZR-FXE 1.8-L I4 naturally aspirated gasoline engine, a number that rivals turbodiesels.