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.

Bosch Improves Economics for Autonomous Air Taxis

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 21, 2019 at 8:37 AM

MEMs sensors developed for automotive applications just might make air taxis possible thanks to the affordability provided by scale. Bosch is addressing this advance.

GM’s Maven to Cut Services in Several Cities

May 21, 2019 at 12:13 AM

General Motors Co. says it is dropping its Maven car-share and/or short-term leasing service operations in eight of the 17 North American cities in which they currently operate.

GM Readies Digital Vehicle Electronics Platform

May 20, 2019 at 3:44 PM

General Motors Co. says its 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan will be the first model to feature the company’s new vehicle electronics architecture that will spread to most of the carmaker’s global models by 2023.

EVgo Installs Fast Chargers at Chevron Fuel Stations

May 20, 2019 at 2:21 PM

Los Angeles-based EVgo Services LLC has begun installing fast chargers for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles at select Chevron stations in California.   

DHL Starts Deliveries Via Drones in China

May 17, 2019 at 4:10 PM

Deutsche Post DHL Group has begun using drones to deliver packages in China.

Renault Unveils Robo-Pods for Short Trips

May 17, 2019 at 11:58 AM

Renault SA has developed a self-driving electric pod concept intended to carry goods or two passengers at low speed on “first-mile/last-mile” trips.

Hyundai Tests Vehicle Subscriptions, Ride-Sharing

May 17, 2019 at 9:49 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. is evaluating subscription plans and other alternatives to traditional vehicle ownership models in the U.S.

German Startup Unveils 5-Passenger Electric Air Taxi

May 17, 2019 at 1:26 AM

German startup Lilium GmbH has unveiled a new five-passenger prototype of an electric air taxi it hopes to put into production by 2025.

Nissan Readies Next-Gen Automated Driving Tech, Eschews Lidar

May 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Nissan Motor Co. will launch an updated version of its ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology this autumn in the Japanese-market Skyline sedan.

FCC Delays Review on Spectrum for V2V Communications

May 16, 2019 at 5:56 PM

U.S. regulators are delaying a review of unused broadcast spectrum set aside to enable vehicles to communicate with their surroundings.

Connected Vehicles to Account for 12% of Global Sales by 2024

May 16, 2019 at 4:43 PM

Global production of passenger vehicles with some form of connectivity capability will soar from about 15,000 units this year to more than 11.2 million in 2024, IHS Markit predicts.

Tesla Autopilot Implicated in Another Fatal Crash

May 16, 2019 at 12:48 PM

Federal investigators say a fatal crash of a Tesla Model 3 electric car in March occurred while the vehicle was operating under the carmaker’s semi-autonomous Autopilot control.