Eaton’s New eMobility Business

Earlier this year Eaton Corp. combined products, expertise and manufacturing capabilities from its Electrical and Vehicle groups to create a 1,200-employee business called eMobility.

Mazda Nixes Touchscreen Interfaces

February 20, 2019 at 2:20 PM

Mazda Motor Corp. has decided to help minimize driver distractions by not using tablet-like touchscreen control functions in its new vehicles.

Uber Hikes Sales, Narrows Losses

February 19, 2019 at 2:58 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. says its adjusted net loss in 2018 narrowed 15% to $1.8 billion. Gross booking for the year totaled $50.2 billion.

Former Intel Exec to Head American Center for Mobility

February 19, 2019 at 10:08 AM

Former Intel executive Michael Noblett has been hired as CEO and president of the American Center for Mobility autonomous-car test site outside Detroit.

Report: BMW-Daimler Car-Sharing Venture to Launch on Friday

February 18, 2019 at 4:39 PM

BMW AG and Daimler AG plan to launch their 50:50 car-sharing joint venture on Feb. 22, Autocar reports.

High-Speed Rail Zooms to Forefront of Green New Deal Debate

February 15, 2019 at 3:29 PM

The so-called “Green New Deal” resolution introduced in Congress earlier this month calls for investing in a high-speed rail (HSR) network throughout the U.S. to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Report: VW Closer to Investing in Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Unit

February 15, 2019 at 2:29 AM

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG are nearing a possible plan to partner on the development of self-driving cars that may include a VW investment in Ford’s Argo AI startup, sources tell Bloomberg News.

GM Launches Electric Bike Brand in Europe

February 14, 2019 at 2:18 PM

General Motors Co. says it will begin selling two styles of electric bicycles in Europe this spring under its new Ariv brand.

Waymo Fares Best in Self-Driving Vehicle Disengagement Report

February 13, 2019 at 3:44 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit had the lowest ratio of “disengagements” of the 25 companies that tested autonomous vehicles in California last year.

Toyota Corolla Hybrid Rated at 52 MPG

February 13, 2019 at 8:48 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says the Corolla hybrid compact sedan has received a 52-mpg fuel efficiency rating from the U.S.

Japan-Backed Mapping Startup to Buy Detroit-Based Ushr

February 13, 2019 at 12:09 AM

Dynamic Map Platform Co. Ltd., a 30-month-old map platform developer backed by Japanese carmakers, has agreed to buy Detroit-based rival startup Ushr Inc.

EU, Japan Back Automatic Emergency Braking Rule

February 12, 2019 at 3:59 PM

The European Union and Japan support a United Nations plan that would equip all new passenger and light commercial vehicles with automatic emergency braking systems, beginning in 2020.

Daimler to Make Electrified Cars in Thailand

February 12, 2019 at 1:52 AM

Daimler AG says it is preparing to begin local assembly in Thailand of electrified vehicles and batteries to power them.