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.

Hyundai Mobis Develops Ultra-Short-Range Radar

By: Steve Plumb - November 15, 2019 at 12:32 PM

Hyundai Mobis Co. says it has developed a new ultra-short-range radar said to be more effective than ultrasonic sensors for rear autonomous emergency braking systems.

VW Hires Former BMW Exec to Head Audi Brand

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 12:23 PM

Markus Duesmann, a mechanical engineer and former purchasing chief at BMW AG, will take over as CEO of Volkswagen Group’s Audi unit on April 1.

AutoMobility LA Selects Top 10 Startups

By: Steve Plumb - November 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM

The organizers of the Los Angeles auto show’s AutoMobility LA conference have selected the finalists for this year’s Top Ten Automotive Startup Competition.

VW Hikes Budget for New Tech to $66 Billion

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Volkswagen AG has boosted its five-year budget for electrification and other technologies by 3% to nearly $66 billion.

GM Hamtramck Plant to Make Caddy, GMC EVs?

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 2:43 AM

General Motors Co. reportedly will use its revived Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to build all-electric versions of its fullsize Cadillac Escalade and GMC Sierra SUVs.

Nissan Design Founder Jerry Hirshberg Dies at 80

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 2:01 AM

Jerry Hirshberg, the multi-talented founder of Nissan Design International in southern California, has died at age 80.

Tesla Pickup to be Called Cybertruck?

By: Steve Plumb - November 14, 2019 at 5:28 PM

Tesla Inc. has filed a trademark registration application in the U.S. for the names Cybertruck and CYBRTRK, suggesting that will be the name of its upcoming electric pickup truck.

Ford Eyes “3D-Knitted” Seat Covers

By: Steve Plumb - November 14, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Ford Motor Co.’s European unit is exploring 3D-knitting processes to produce customized seat covers.

Japanese Brands Lead CR Reliability Ratings

By: Bill Hampton - November 14, 2019 at 2:24 PM

Lexus, Mazda and Toyota captured the top three spots in this year’s Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey rankings.

L.A. Adds EV Chargers to Streetlights

By: Steve Plumb - November 14, 2019 at 1:35 PM

Los Angeles is adding electric vehicle charging units to streetlight poles across the city.

Airbiquity Named Telematics Provider of the Year

By: Steve Plumb - November 14, 2019 at 9:28 AM

Seattle-based Airbiquity Inc. has been named is this year’s Telematics Solution Provider as part of Tech Breakthrough’s annual Mobile Breakthrough Awards.

Senate Hearing to Examine Rules for Robo-Cars

By: Bill Hampton - November 14, 2019 at 2:14 AM

A U.S. Senate hearing on Nov. 20 will grapple with rules governing the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles.