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.

VW, Northvolt Form European Battery Consortium

March 22, 2019 at 1:02 AM

Volkswagen AG and Swedish battery startup Northvolt AB have agree to form a consortium to accelerate battery research in Europe.

Renault Tests Vehicle-to-Grid Energy Scheme

March 21, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Renault SA is launching a pilot program that will allow electric vehicles to provide energy back to the grid.

Waymo to Add Second Robo-Fleet Center in Arizona

March 21, 2019 at 8:46 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving unit plans to open an 85,000-sq-ft facility in Mesa, Ariz., later this year to house, support and service the company’s growing vehicle fleet.

VW, FAW Form Connectivity JV in China

March 20, 2019 at 12:55 PM

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand and Chinese partner FAW Group are forming a joint venture in Chengdu, China, that will focus on connectivity and other digital services for the local market.

Hyundai Mobis Partners with Russian Firm on Robo-Taxis

March 20, 2019 at 9:42 AM

Hyundai Mobis Co. has agreed to partner with Russian tech giant Yandex NV to develop an autonomous vehicle platform. 

Microsoft Connectivity Tech to Debut Later this Year

March 20, 2019 at 9:11 AM

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance will launch the first applications of Microsoft Corp.’s cloud-based connectivity vehicle technology later this year.

Toyota First in Line for Nvidia Development System

March 19, 2019 at 12:42 PM

Silicon Valley-based Nvidia Corp. is introducing a new simulation tool to aid the development and testing of automated driving technologies.

ZF Acquires Netherlands Mobility Provider

March 19, 2019 at 11:48 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has acquired a 60% share of 2getthere B.V., which operates driverless electric shuttles and other mobility-as-a-service systems.

Study Finds Mixed Results for Ride-Hailing Impact

March 19, 2019 at 6:43 AM

The use of ride-hailing services lowers urban parking demand but hikes traffic congestion and discourages other modes of transportation, say University of Colorado researchers.

Lyft Kicks off IPO Roadshow

March 19, 2019 at 2:34 AM

Lyft Inc. hopes to raise $2.1 billion in an initial public offering of shares that will be priced between $62 and $68.

India Will Hike Tariffs to Boost Local EV Production

March 19, 2019 at 1:45 AM

India plans to raise taxes on imported electric vehicle components and batteries to encourage local EV production.

U.S. Ponders Robocars Sans Human Control Features

March 15, 2019 at 3:58 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has begun a review process that could lead to automated cars no longer equipped with such devices as steering wheels, rearview mirrors and brake pedals.