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.

Apple Hires Former Tesla Powertrain Chief

April 01, 2019 at 2:16 PM

Apple Inc. has hired Michael Schwekutsch, who left Tesla Inc. last month, as senior director of engineering for the company’s secretive Project Titan autonomous car program.

Ex-NHTSA Exec to Head Safety at Uber

March 29, 2019 at 1:07 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. has promoted Nat Beuse to head of safety for the company’s Advanced Technologies Group.

Siemens Joins VW/Amazon Industrial Cloud

March 29, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Siemens AG will be the integration partner for the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud platform the carmaker is developing with Amazon Web Services.

Lyft IPO Sets Market Value of $24 Billion

March 29, 2019 at 1:41 AM

Ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. will begin trading shares today on the Nasdaq exchange at $72 per share.

Aptiv Touts Open-Source Dataset for Autonomous Cars

March 28, 2019 at 10:50 AM

Aptiv plc has created an open-source dataset that developers of autonomous driving systems can use for free.   

Startup Tests Online Used-Ford Finder in Detroit

March 27, 2019 at 11:19 AM

Ford Motor Co. is backing a startup in Detroit that is testing an online portal to help shoppers find used cars on local Ford dealer lots.

EV Startup EVelozcity Changes Name

March 26, 2019 at 12:11 PM

EVelozcity Inc., a Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup, has changed its name to Canoo.   

Volvo CEO Warns Against “Irresponsible” Claims for Automated Cars

March 25, 2019 at 5:03 PM

Touting semi-autonomous vehicles as more capable than they really are risks killing a technology that “might be the best lifesaver in the history of the car,” declares Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson.

Volvo: Parity on EV, Piston Car Margins by 2025

March 25, 2019 at 1:27 AM

Volvo Cars is “absolutely sure” its profit margins on electric cars will equal those for its internal combustion-powered vehicles by 2025, CEO Hakan Samuelsson tells Reuters.

Oslo Taxis Will Get Wireless Charging Tech

March 22, 2019 at 2:37 PM

As part of a requirement that all new taxis in Oslo to be electric vehicles by 2023, the Norwegian capital will install a network of wireless charging systems.

Volvo to Standardize “Care Key” Speed Limiter

March 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Volvo Cars plans to standardize a device that allows users to limit the top speed of their vehicle, starting in the 2021 model year.

Transit Unions Brace for Autonomous Future

March 22, 2019 at 7:25 AM

Warning that autonomous vehicles could eliminate as many as 3 million jobs in the U.S., the Transportation Trades Dept. (TTD) is calling on Congress to implement a number of measures to minimize the impact on the workforce and address potential safety concerns of such vehicles.