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.

Volvo Invests in Medical Crash Data Startup

July 23, 2019 at 12:17 AM

Volvo Car Corp. has invested in Israeli startup MDGo Ltd., which turns crash data into a quick assessment of injuries to a car’s occupants and reports its results to nearby emergency room doctors.

Study: Drivers Likely to Miss Multiple Hazards

July 22, 2019 at 5:42 PM

Motorists who spot a traffic hazard are less likely to see a second simultaneous threat, says researchers at North Carolina State University.

Uber Tests Monthly Subscription Service

July 22, 2019 at 4:22 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. is testing a monthly subscription plan offer discounts on ride-hailing trips, complimentary Uber Eats food delivery and free bike and scooter rentals, TechCrunch reports.

Prototype EVs Driving from China to Germany

July 22, 2019 at 1:36 AM

Two prototype electric SUVs made by Chinese carmaker Aiways have begun a 14,200-km (8,800-mile) test drive from Xian, China, to Frankfurt, Germany.

Korea Will License Ride-Share Services, Drivers

July 19, 2019 at 5:28 PM

The South Korean government plans to require that ride-share services obtain taxi licenses, and their drivers hold a taxi driver license.

Ride-Hailing Drivers Protest in San Francisco

July 19, 2019 at 3:38 PM

San Francisco-based drivers for ride-hailing rivals Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are conducting a work stoppage today to protest pay rates and other contract terms. 

Turo Lands $250 Million in New Funding

July 19, 2019 at 2:43 PM

InterActiveCorp is investing $250 million in Turo Inc., a San Francisco-based peer-to-peer car-sharing company.

Chery Teams Up with Quanergy on Lidar, Smart City Tech

July 19, 2019 at 1:15 PM

China’s Chery Automobile Co. has selected Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Quanergy Systems Inc. to be its lidar partner for future autonomous vehicles.

Toyota, BYD to Co-Develop EVs for China

July 19, 2019 at 9:42 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. and BYD Co. have agreed to co-develop all-electric cars and SUVs that will be marketed under Toyota’s name in China.

BMW, Tencent Partner on Self-Driving Cars for China

July 19, 2019 at 1:52 AM

BMW AG and Tencent Holdings Ltd. are collaborating on autonomous-vehicle technology for the Chinese market.

Toyota to Supply 200 Electric Shuttles for 2020 Olympics

July 18, 2019 at 3:54 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to provide 200 electric shuttle vehicles to the organizers of next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Denso Opens Mobility Innovation Lab in Seattle

July 18, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Denso Corp. has opened an Innovation Lab in Seattle, Wash.,  that will develop advanced mobility technologies and services.