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.

Toyota, Panasonic Forming JV for “Connected” Homes, Cars

May 09, 2019 at 1:52 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. plan to merge their town development businesses in January into a joint venture to develop connected services for homes and vehicles.

Bird Debuts a More Durable Urban Scooter

May 08, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Scooter-sharing service says its new Bird One scooter is a “commercial grade” product with a longer product life and more powerful battery.

VW Names Electric Hatchback the “ID.3”

May 08, 2019 at 3:26 PM

Volkswagen AG says its upcoming all-electric compact hatchback will be called the ID.3.

Ford Goes National with Medical Transport Service

May 08, 2019 at 12:43 AM

Ford Motor Co. says it is expanding its GoRide Health transport service across the U.S., beginning with a rollout across Ohio.

NYC Thieves Target Side Mirrors with Integrated Cameras

May 07, 2019 at 1:05 PM

Side mirrors with integrated rearview cameras and other sensors have been stolen from at least 19 luxury vehicles in New York City over the last two months, the New York Post reports.

GM Cruise Picks Up Another $1.2 Billion in Funding

May 07, 2019 at 10:51 AM

GM Cruise LLC has received $1.2 billion from institutional investors, thereby hiking the market value of the autonomous-car startup to $19 billion.

Google Updates Android Auto Smartphone Interface

May 07, 2019 at 10:20 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit has enhanced the functionality and graphics of its Android Auto in-vehicle interface for smartphones.

Report: VW Partners with China’s NIU on e-Scooters

May 07, 2019 at 1:57 AM

Volkswagen AG is partnering with China-based NIU Technologies to make electric scooters for urban commuting, says Germany’s Die Welt.

Mercedes Begins Production of EQC Electric Crossover

May 06, 2019 at 5:29 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has begun assembling its all-electric EQC small crossover vehicle at its factory in Bremen, Germany. The company says it is taking orders now.

Rhode Island to Test Self-Driving Shuttle Service

May 06, 2019 at 3:43 PM

Rhode Island will launch a pilot program next week in Providence to test a self-driving shuttle van.

Electrify America Adds App, Revises Membership Plan

May 06, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Electrify America LLC subsidiary is rolling out new initiatives to help owners of pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles locate and use the company’s expanding network of charging stations across the U.S.

Lyft, Uber & the Importance of Experience

By: Daniel Sturges - May 03, 2019 at 11:51 AM

While both Uber and Lyft are involved in autonomous technology development, isn’t it possible that there will be another company that will come to the fore and disrupt those two companies?