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.

German Auto Industry Ponders Alliance for Autonomous Tech

January 23, 2019 at 9:43 AM

Carmakers and several major suppliers are discussing plans to develop a single system for operating self-driving vehicles, sources tell Manager Magazin.

European Demand for EVs, Hybrids Jumps 27%

January 23, 2019 at 9:12 AM

Sales of electrified passenger cars surged 27% to a record 900,000 units in western Europe last year, nearly double the volume in 2016, says LMC Automotive.

Report: BMW-Daimler Car-Share Service to Be Called “Jurbey”

January 23, 2019 at 12:19 AM

BMW AG and Daimler AG will name their merged car-sharing services “Jurbey,” a source tells Reuters.

Waymo to Open Michigan Assembly Facility

January 22, 2019 at 4:24 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit plans to open a plant in southeast Michigan to retrofit Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans and Jaguar i-Pace electric cars with the tech company’s sensor and control technologies.

TomTom Sells Telematics Unit to Bridgestone

January 22, 2019 at 9:28 AM

Location services provider TomTom International BV has agreed to sell its telematic fleet management operations to tiremaker Bridgestone Corp.’s European unit for €910 million ($1 billion).

Toyota, Panasonic Plan Batterymaking Venture

January 21, 2019 at 2:53 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. expect to launch a venture in 2020 to make advanced “prismatic” batteries for electric cars.

Hyundai Mobis, KT Test 5G Tech

January 18, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Hyundai Mobis Co. is partnering with KT Corp. to develop and test 5G cellular-based vehicle-to-everything applications in South Korea.

Chinese City Uses Alibaba AI System to Curb Congestion

January 18, 2019 at 9:12 AM

Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s “City Brain” technology has helped Hangzhou, China, significantly reduce traffic congestion, CNN Business reports.

Colorado Sets Zero-Emission-Vehicle Sales Targets

January 18, 2019 at 12:28 AM

The state of Colorado is adopting policies similar to those in California that will require carmakers to meet sales quotas for zero-emission vehicles beginning in 2022.

Karma, Pininfarina Partner on Product Development

January 17, 2019 at 3:49 PM

California-based Karma Automotive LLC says it is teaming up with Italian design and engineering firm Pininfarina SpA on unspecified future projects.

Ford Recall Targets Flaw in SUV’s Self-Steering Feature

January 17, 2019 at 12:22 AM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 2,600 of its 2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUVs because their self-steering system may not work.

S. Korea Vows to Make 6.2 Million Fuel Cell Vehicles by 2040

January 17, 2019 at 12:14 AM

South Korea aims to build 6.2 million fuel cell-powered vehicles, open 1,200 hydrogen fueling stations and hike annual production of hydrogen to 5.3 million tons by 2040.