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.

Pininfarina Teases Modular EV Lineup

By: Steve Plumb - November 19, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Automobili Pininfarina plans to build at least five electric vehicles off the modular platform that it is developing with Bosch and Benteler International.

Ghosn’s Attorneys Renew Judicial Critique

By: Bill Hampton - November 19, 2019 at 3:05 AM

Carlos Ghosn’s defense lawyers are renewing their complaints that harsh and unjustified actions by Japanese prosecutors have hampered his ability to prepare an effective defense.

Juno Ride-Hailing Service Ends in New York City

By: Bill Hampton - November 18, 2019 at 6:45 PM

Juno—the ride-hailing startup that touted itself as more driver-friendly than Uber—shut down public service in New York City today.

Pirelli Demos 5G-Enabled Tire

By: Steve Plumb - November 18, 2019 at 3:43 PM

Italy’s Pirelli & Co. has tested a tire that uses an embedded 5G-chip to transmit road data back to the vehicle and other road users.

Lyft Cuts Scooter Service in 6 Cities

By: Steve Plumb - November 18, 2019 at 10:42 AM

Lyft Inc. has discontinued its scooter sharing service in six of the 18 U.S. cities where it was launched a year ago.

Autoliv Readies Front Row Divider Airbag

By: Steve Plumb - November 18, 2019 at 9:11 AM

Autoliv Inc. has developed a new airbag that deploys between the driver and front-seat passenger to prevent them from colliding during a side-impact crash.

Ford Unveils Electric Mustang Crossover

By: Steve Plumb - November 18, 2019 at 2:15 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s all-new Mustang Mach-E electric crossover will be available in rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations with multiple battery and performance options.

Next-Gen Lighting Options

November 17, 2019 at 11:44 PM

Future cars are likely to be equipped with thousands of LEDs that enable everything from glare-free high beams to projected messages that signal the vehicle’s intentions, says Osram Continental’s Julian Dench.

Grab to Expand Ride-Hailing App to Taxis in Japan

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 4:21 PM

Grab Group, the Singapore-based ride hailing service, will enable users of its smartphone app to summon conventional taxis in Japan, beginning Nov. 18.

Velodyne Touts Improved Lidar

By: Steve Plumb - November 15, 2019 at 3:14 PM

Velodyne Lidar Inc. says its new Alpha Prime sensor for autonomous vehicles significantly outperforms its previous-generation lidar.

BMW Powers Up i4 EV

By: Steve Plumb - November 15, 2019 at 2:37 PM

BMW AG’s upcoming i4 electric sedan reportedly will produce 530 hp and be capable of accelerating from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) in four seconds.

Daimler to “Rightsize” Robo-Taxi Spending

By: Steve Plumb - November 15, 2019 at 1:51 PM

As part of a new cost-cutting initiative, Daimler AG says it will cut spending on developing robo-taxis and redirect its autonomous vehicle efforts toward commercial trucks.