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.

Lambo, MIT Team Up on Supercapacitor Material

By: Steve Plumb - November 07, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Lamborghini SpA and researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have filed a patent for a new material that promises to significantly improve the performance of supercapacitors.

Ford Names New Chief for Autonomy Unit

November 07, 2019 at 12:28 PM

Ford Motor Co. has appointed John Lawler, formerly vice president of strategy, as CEO of the carmaker’s autonomous vehicles subsidiary.

VW to Make Market-Specific Variants of New EV

By: Steve Plumb - November 07, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Volkswagen AG says it will build variants of a new ID.-badged electric crossover vehicle for China, North America and Europe when the EV is introduced in late 2021.

Toyota, BYD to Form EV Venture

By: Steve Plumb - November 07, 2019 at 10:21 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. and BYD Co. are creating a 50:50 joint venture in China that will develop battery-electric vehicle platforms and related technologies.

GM Adds Capabilities to OnStar Fleet Tool

By: Steve Plumb - November 07, 2019 at 9:29 AM

General Motors Co. has renamed and added capabilities to its OnStar-based fleet management tool.

Times to Get Tougher for Tooling Firms

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 07, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Harbour Results Inc. estimates decline in N.A. OEM tooling spend for 2020

BorgWarner Touts Simplified EV Torque Vectoring

By: Steve Plumb - November 06, 2019 at 5:25 PM

BorgWarner Inc. says it has developed a torque vectoring system for electric vehicles that requires only one electric motor rather than two.

VW to Share Autonomous-Car Know-How

By: Bill Hampton - November 06, 2019 at 5:22 PM

Volkswagen AG says it is willing to share future technologies for Level 4 and 5 self-driving vehicles with other carmakers to defray development costs.

Toyota, MIT Aim to Improve Intersection Safety

By: Steve Plumb - November 06, 2019 at 3:59 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is working with researchers from MIT to help reduce vehicle collisions at busy intersections that have obstructed views and no traffic light.

 

Former UAW Exec Ashton Charged in Fraud Probe

By: Bill Hampton - November 06, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Joe Ashton, a retired United Auto Workers union vice president and former member of General Motors Co.’s board of directors, has been charged by federal prosecutors with fraud and money laundering.

Former Hyundai Marketing Chief Joins Cars.com

By: Steve Plumb - November 06, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Dean Evans, who quit as marketing chief for Hyundai Motor Co.’s U.S. unit last month, has been appointed executive vice president of digital retailer Cars.com.

Tesla in Tentative Battery Supply Deal with CATL

By: Bill Hampton - November 06, 2019 at 1:14 AM

Tesla has completed a non-binding deal to buy batteries for electric cars it makes in China from the country’s CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd.).