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.

NYC Approves Minimum Wage for Ride-Hailing Drivers

December 05, 2018 at 5:18 PM

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission voted this week to create an hourly minimum wage for drivers of app-based ride-hailing services in the city—the first such measure in the U.S.

Aston Martin Electrifies Classic Cars

December 05, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. has developed a conversion kit to retrofit its classic cars with electric powertrains.

Waymo Launches For-Pay Driverless Shuttle Service

December 05, 2018 at 9:25 AM

Today Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo autonomous-vehicle unit is accepting paying customers for some of the 500 self-driving shuttles it has been testing in Phoenix, Ariz.

VW: No Pure Piston Platforms after 2026

December 05, 2018 at 12:07 AM

Volkswagen AG says its next generation of gasoline and diesel engines will be its last when they begin to arrive in 2026.

California Dealer Group Aims to Stop Volvo Subscription Plan

December 04, 2018 at 3:12 PM

The California New Car Dealers Assn. has asked Volvo Cars of North America to terminate its Care by Volvo subscription service in the state.

BMW Autonomous-Driving Group to Add Rival Carmakers

December 04, 2018 at 10:09 AM

BMW AG is close to coaxing at least two major carmakers to the coalition it launched in 2016 to speed development of self-driving-car technologies.

Audi Allocates €$14 Billion for Advanced Tech through 2023

December 04, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Audi AG plans to invest €14 billion ($15.9 billion) on electric mobility, digitalization and autonomous driving technologies over the next five years.

White House Affirms Goal to Drop All EV Subsidies

December 03, 2018 at 5:52 PM

The Trump administration aims to end all subsidies for electric vehicles, says Lawrence Kudlow, the president’s top economic adviser.

Lexus Takes Wait-and-See Approach to Subscriptions

December 03, 2018 at 1:46 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit has no immediate plan to follow rival luxury marques in testing subscription services that offer motorists on-demand access to a variety of vehicles.

The New Era of the “Consumizen”

By: Daniel Sturges - December 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM

The automobile business is one of the most consumer-focused industries in the world.

Uber Hires Former NHTSA Safety Researcher

December 03, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. has hired Nat Beuse to oversee safety for the car-sharing company’s autonomous vehicle program.

Volvo Expands Connectivity Partnership with Ericsson

December 03, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Volvo Car Group has signed a deal with Swedish telecommunications giant LM Ericsson to collaborate on connected vehicle technologies.