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.

DOT Ruling Due “Soon” on GM Autonomy Bid

July 29, 2019 at 12:35 AM

General Motors Co. can expect a regulatory decision “soon” on its request to waive U.S. safety rules that require self-driving vehicles to have a steering wheel and foot pedals.

Ford’s Spin Unit Touts Improved Electric Scooter

July 25, 2019 at 5:10 PM

Ford Motor Co.’s Spin electric scooter unit is expanding availability and launching a new model that the company says is larger, safer, more reliable, better performing and more secure than its current lineup.

BMW Charges Owners for Apple CarPlay Interface

July 25, 2019 at 11:56 AM

Contrary to other carmakers, which offer Apple and Android smartphone interfaces for free, BMW AG is charging vehicle owners for Apple CarPlay.

Carmakers, Calif. Reach Pact on Emission Limits

July 25, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Four carmakers—BMW, Ford, Honda and Volkswagen—have reached a voluntary agreement on emission standards in California, Reuters reports.

Magna, BAIC Finalize China EV Partnership

July 25, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Magna International Inc. and China’s BAIC Group (Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co.) have agreed on a framework for the electric vehicle joint venture they announced last summer.

Toyota Invests $600 Million in DiDi Chuxing

July 25, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $600 million in Chinese ride-hailing giant DiDi Chuxing Technology Co.

Toyota Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions 40% in N.A.

July 24, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. hopes to lower the carbon footprint of its North America operations by 40% in three years.

GM Cruise Delays Autonomous Taxi Service

July 24, 2019 at 11:31 AM

GM Cruise LLC says its driverless taxis won’t be ready to deploy for paying customers this year after all.

Velodyne Buys Mapping Tech Startup

July 24, 2019 at 8:34 AM

Velodyne Lidar Inc. has acquired Mapper.ai, a 3-year-old San Francisco-based startup that specializes in mapping and localization software.

Honda Adds Amazon In-Vehicle Delivery Service

July 23, 2019 at 5:59 PM

Honda Motor Co. is partnering with Amazon.com to offer package deliveries directly owners’ of select 2019- and 2020-model vehicles equipped with the carmaker’s Honda/Acura Link Remote platform.

Lyft Shares Autonomous-Car Test Data

July 23, 2019 at 4:49 PM

Lyft Inc. has released research data from self-driving vehicle sensors and mapping systems.  

Bosch, Daimler to Start Driverless Parking Tests

July 23, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH and Daimler AG have been approved to begin testing their automated parking system without a safety driver in Stuttgart, Germany.