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.

Ghosn Rules out Plea Bargaining

By: Bill Hampton - November 12, 2019 at 12:23 AM

Carlos Ghosn’s legal team says the Nissan Motor Co. ex-chairman has zero interest in pleading guilty to a lesser charge to reduce the risk of 15 years in prison.

VW Names Boutin to Head Canadian Operations

By: Bill Hampton - November 12, 2019 at 12:03 AM

Volkswagen AG has appointed Pierre Boutin to lead its Canadian unit, beginning Jan. 1.

Lexus to Reveal First EV This Month

By: Steve Plumb - November 11, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit will take the wraps off its first series production electric car later this month at the Guangzhou auto show in China.

Honda Joins SAE Automated Vehicle Consortium

By: Steve Plumb - November 11, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Honda Motor Co. has joined the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC), which was created in April by SAE International and industry partners to establish safety and testing guidelines for self-driving vehicles.

Ex-CEO Kalanick Sells 20% of Uber Stake

By: Steve Plumb - November 11, 2019 at 1:08 PM

Former Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick sold about 20% of his stake in the ride-hailing company for $547 million, according to regulatory filings.

Lyft Expands Autonomous Vehicle Testing

By: Steve Plumb - November 11, 2019 at 12:14 PM

Lyft Inc. is opening its own test track for autonomous vehile, expanding its engineering team and adding more vehicles to its test fleet.

Tesla Unveils First Official China-Built EVs

By: Bill Hampton - November 11, 2019 at 10:13 AM

Tesla Inc. has unveiled the first official batch of Model 3 electric sedans produced at its giant assembly complex in Shanghai.

SEAT to Launch Electric Motorcycle in 2020

By: Steve Plumb - November 11, 2019 at 9:23 AM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit plans to introduce an electric motorcycle next year as part of the brand’s micromobility efforts.

Additive Manufacturing, Fuel Cells & More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 11, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Carbon’s CEO talks advanced manufacturing and a Hyundai VP explains the application of hydrogen power for vehicles.

Ford Says Time Is Now to Push EVs in U.S.

By: Bill Hampton - November 11, 2019 at 12:11 AM

Electric vehicles account for less than 2% of the U.S. market, but Ford Motor Co. says now is the time to roll out new models and educate consumers about their advantages.

ZF Pursues Modular Steps for Autonomy

November 11, 2019 at 12:06 AM

Passenger vehicles are just beginning to offer limited Level 2 self-driving capabilities, but the commercial vehicle sector is only a few years from introducing far more sophisticated Level 4 systems.

Startup Aims to Retrofit Autonomous Tech

By: Steve Plumb - November 08, 2019 at 4:07 PM

Silicon Valley startup Ghost Locomotion Inc. is developing a semi-automated driving system that consumers can add to their current vehicles.