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.

Bad Weather, Seasonal Changes Can Baffle Robotic-Car Controls

November 30, 2018 at 4:08 PM

Even the lightest of rain is enough to make self-driving cars begin to lose their senses, according to researchers at Michigan State University.

Mazda EV to be Stand-Alone Model

November 30, 2018 at 10:43 AM

The electric vehicle Mazda Motor Corp. plans to launch in 2020 will be an all-new, purpose-built model, company officials tell Autocar.

Honda, Jaguar, Mitsubishi Models Win Green Car Awards

November 29, 2018 at 5:21 PM

The Honda Insight, Jaguar I-Pace and Mitsubishi Outlander were named the category winners for 2019 Car, Luxury Car and Truck of the Year by Green Car Journal.

GM’s Ammann Leaving to Head Cruise Affiliate

November 29, 2018 at 2:20 PM

Dan Ammann is leaving as president of General Motors Co. to take over as CEO of Cruise, the California autonomous startup GM bought in 2016 for about $1 billion, on Jan. 1.

China Tracks Real-Time Whereabouts of EVs

November 29, 2018 at 1:34 AM

The Chinese government is monitoring the movement of all electric cars in the country through the cooperation of the vehicle manufacturers, the Associated Press reports.

Waymo Hires Safety, Commercial Chiefs

November 27, 2018 at 4:07 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit has added two new executive positions: chief safety officer and chief commercial officer.

Volvo, Luminar Demo Advanced Lidar Tech

November 27, 2018 at 3:01 PM

Volvo Car Corp. and Silicon Valley-based startup Luminar Technologies Inc. have unveiled a lidar sensor with 10 times the range and 50 times the resolution of current devices.

Air Liquide to Open Hydrogen Plant in U.S.

November 27, 2018 at 2:04 PM

France’s Air Liquide SA plans to invest more than $150 million to build a liquid hydrogen plant in California to support hydrogen fueling stations in the state.

Audi, Airbus Test Flying Taxi Prototype

November 27, 2018 at 1:17 PM

Audi AG and Airbus SE tested a one-fourth size prototype of their Pop.Up next flying car concept at this week’s Amsterdam Drone Week conference.  

Audi and Airbus Take Flight

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 27, 2018 at 9:15 AM

“Flying taxis are on the way.” Which sounds like a statement that one might hear from some futurist who is standing on a podium wearing a jumpsuit that appears as though it was sourced from Starfleet Command.

ZF Readies New Airbag Technologies

November 26, 2018 at 12:32 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is showcasing several new airbags and other advanced safety systems tat this week’s Airbag symposium in Mannheim, Germany.

Toyota’s Advanced Safety Package Tops 10 Million Units

November 26, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it has sold more than 10 million vehicles worldwide that are equipped with the carmaker’s Safety Sense package.