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.

VW to Launch “Smart City” Initiative in China

May 28, 2019 at 5:09 PM

Volkswagen AG and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motor) have signed an agreement with the government of Hefei, China, to test next-generation vehicle technologies as part of a “smart city” initiative.

Report: Toyota Tundra Pickup Getting Hybrid Option

May 28, 2019 at 10:21 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. will offer a hybrid-electric version of its Tundra fullsize pickup truck when the 2021 model is introduced next year, reports TFLTruck.

China May Subsidize EV Charging Costs

May 28, 2019 at 9:58 AM

China’s central government is developing a plan to subsidize the cost of charging electric vehicles.

BMW Launches Its First Over-the-Air Updates

May 28, 2019 at 9:37 AM

BMW AG has begun offering over-the-air software updates in select vehicles.

SAE Forms Mobility Data-Sharing Consortium

May 28, 2019 at 7:44 AM

SAE International is creating a consortium to develop best practices for mobility data sharing.

Tesla Stock Price Down 45% This Year

May 28, 2019 at 1:49 AM

Shares in Tesla Inc. closed last Friday below $191, down 45% from their price in mid-January.

$900 Bimmer Electric Scooter Due in September

May 24, 2019 at 10:59 AM

This autumn BMW AG dealers will begin selling an electric scooter with a starting price of $900.

Consortium Demos Connected Vehicle Tech in Berlin

May 24, 2019 at 10:13 AM

The 5G Automotive Assn. (5GAA) demonstrated a variety of connected vehicle technologies this week in Berlin, using a mix of cellular-based and dedicated short-range communication systems.

Neumann Joins Apex.AI Board

May 24, 2019 at 9:10 AM

Longtime industry veteran Karl-Thomas Neumann has joined the board of directors of Apex.AI Inc., a San Francisco-based startup that specializes in open-source software for self-driving vehicles.

Aurora Buys Lidar Specialist Blackmore

May 24, 2019 at 7:22 AM

Silicon Valley-based self-driving-car startup Aurora Innovation Inc. has acquired Blackmore Sensors and Analytics Inc., a Montana-based developer of lidar sensors.

Boring Wins Contract for Las Vegas Tunnel

May 23, 2019 at 6:19 PM

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. has received a contract to build a high-speed underground transportation system for the Las Vegas convention center.

ZF, Partners Aim to Launch Solid-State Lidar by 2021

May 23, 2019 at 11:51 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen and its Ibeo Automotive Systems unit are partnering with Austria’s AMS AG to commercialize solid-state lidar sensors by 2021.