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.

NHTSA Moves Closer to Shift from Mirrors to Cameras

October 09, 2019 at 3:04 PM

After a decade, U.S. regulators are finally moving closer to allowing the use of cameras in place of rearview mirrors in vehicles.

Consumer Reports Pans Tesla’s Automated Valet

October 09, 2019 at 2:47 PM

Tesla's new Smart Summon feature, which allows owners to remotely control a driverless car in parking lots, has no obvious consumer benefit, says Consumer Reports.

SAE Updates Standards for AV Test Drivers

October 09, 2019 at 12:16 PM

SAE International has unveiled guidelines for human backup drivers during testing of Level 3+ autonomous-driving systems on public roads.

 

Consortium Targets Software Standards for Self-Driving Cars

October 08, 2019 at 5:25 PM

A new group called the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) aims to develop common software platforms and open standards for autonomous vehicle systems.

Waymo Puts L.A. on the Robo Map

October 08, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car is mapping high-traffic areas of Los Angeles to help determine if the city would be conducive for future robo-taxi applications.

Time Nearing for First Lambo EV?

October 08, 2019 at 2:26 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini unit is mulling an all-electric powertrain for the 2+2 grand tourer it aims to launch in about five years.

StreetScooter Hires Former Ford, Tesla Execs

October 08, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Germany’s StreetScooter GmbH has hired two executives from Ford and Tesla to help it expand its electric delivery van business globally.

Startup Readies Modular Electric Trucks

October 08, 2019 at 10:36 AM

Neuron Corp., a Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup, plans to unveil a range of trucks at next month’s China International Import Expo in Shanghai.

Bosch Readies More Efficient Microchips for EVs

October 07, 2019 at 5:23 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH says it will begin commercial production next year of significantly more efficient computer chips for electric vehicles.

Hyundai Invests in AI-Based Mapping Startup

October 07, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. is making an undisclosed investment in Netradyne Inc., a San Diego-based startup that uses cameras with artificial intelligence to help map roads for autonomous driving systems.  

Ford to Keep Telematics Service Free

October 07, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Ford Motor Co. plans to keep its FordPass Connect telematics system complementary to owners for the life of a vehicle.

Bird Raises $275 Million in Funding

October 04, 2019 at 2:23 PM

Bird Rides Inc., a Los Angeles-based electric-scooter sharing service, has raised $275 million in its latest funding round.