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.

Ford Teams with Agility Robotics on Walking Bots

May 22, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Ford Motor Co. is partnering with Agility Robotics, an Albany, Ore.-based tech startup, to integrate walking robots with future self-driving delivery vehicles.

Report: Apple Offered to Buy Tesla in 2013

May 22, 2019 at 11:27 AM

Apple Inc. offered to buy Tesla Inc. at $240 per share in 2013, a Wall Street analyst tells MSNBC’s “Squawk Box” financial television show.

GM, Honda Partner on “Smart Grid” Research

May 22, 2019 at 9:18 AM

General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. are launching a joint research project to study the potential of “smart” grid systems in which electric vehicle owners can sell excess electricity back to utility companies.

Study: V2V Autonomous Cars Smooth Traffic Flow

May 21, 2019 at 1:38 PM

A fleet of driverless cars working together can improve overall traffic flow by 35% under certain conditions, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge in the U.K.

Daimler, Geely Launch Mobility Services Venture in China

May 21, 2019 at 1:26 PM

Daimler AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have formed a new company to sell mobility services in China.

Chevy Adds Seatbelt Usage Tech for Teen Drivers

May 21, 2019 at 11:43 AM

General Motors Co. Chevrolet unit is adding a “Buckle to Drive” feature to its Teen Driver safety system, preventing vehicles from shifting out of park for 20 seconds unless the driver’s seatbelt is fastened.

Bosch Aims to Bring Auto Sensors to Flying Cars

May 21, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH is adapting sensors used in passenger cars for future applications in air taxis.

Detroit-Based University to Offer Master’s Degree in Mobility

May 21, 2019 at 10:41 AM

Detroit’s Wayne State University and the Michigan Mobility Institute plan to launch a master’s degree program in mobility by 2021.

Hyundai Targets Sales of 5,000 Fuel Cell Cars This Year

May 21, 2019 at 9:51 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. says it already has surpassed 2018’s full-year sales for its Nexo fuel cell vehicle, and the company predicts a fivefold increase by year-end.

U.S. Postal Service Tests Autonomous Big Rig Trucks

May 21, 2019 at 9:04 AM

The U.S. Postal Service is launching a two-week pilot program today to test self-driving trucks that will travel between its distribution centers in Arizona and Texas. 

Bosch Improves Economics for Autonomous Air Taxis

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 21, 2019 at 8:37 AM

MEMs sensors developed for automotive applications just might make air taxis possible thanks to the affordability provided by scale. Bosch is addressing this advance.

GM’s Maven to Cut Services in Several Cities

May 21, 2019 at 12:13 AM

General Motors Co. says it is dropping its Maven car-share and/or short-term leasing service operations in eight of the 17 North American cities in which they currently operate.