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 Buys Volvo Truck’s WirelessCar Unit

December 19, 2018 at 12:50 PM

Volkswagen AG has agreed to buy 75% of truckmaker AB Volvo's connected vehicle services unit for 1.1 billion kronor ($122 million).

Uber Cleared to Test Self-Driving Cars in Pa. Again

December 19, 2018 at 12:25 PM

Uber Inc. has been approved by the state of Pennsylvania to resume on-road testing of its autonomous-driving technology after a nine-month suspension.

BMW, Daimler Ready to Launch of Joint Mobility Company

December 19, 2018 at 11:06 AM

BMW AG and Daimler AG have received regulatory approvals to combine their ride-sharing, car-sharing, parking and electric charging services under one smartphone app.

Musk Demos Boring Transit Tunnel

December 19, 2018 at 10:11 AM

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's 2-year-old Boring Co. has demonstrated its first proof-of-concept transit tunnel.

VW: New CO2 Standards Will Hike EV Sales Targets

December 19, 2018 at 1:32 AM

Volkswagen AG says new standards that would require European carmakers to lower carbon dioxide emissions 37.5% by 2030 instead of 30% will mean a faster rollout of electrified vehicles.

NHTSA Shortens Petition Process to Test Driverless Cars

December 19, 2018 at 12:49 AM

The U.S. has streamlined the process it uses to grant temporary exemptions from vehicle safety standards for developers of advanced technologies such as autonomous cars that don’t have steering wheels.

Kroger Launches Autonomous Grocery Delivery Service

December 18, 2018 at 3:22 PM

The Kroger Co. and Nuro Inc. have launched a grocery delivery service in Scottsdale, Az., that uses the Silicon Valley startup’s fully autonomous R1 pods.

China’s Largest EV Charging Network Targets Breakeven

December 18, 2018 at 10:08 AM

The company that controls 41% of China’s charging stations for electric cars predicts it will break even in 2018 after two years of losses.

Apple Poaches Another Tesla Exec

December 17, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Apple Inc. has hired designer Andrew Kim, a senior design manager at Tesla Inc. for the last two years.

New VW Campaign Highlights Autonomous Tech

December 17, 2018 at 3:37 PM

Volkswagen AG is launching a new advertising campaign to showcase its various driver-assist systems to be marketed under the carmaker’s new IQ.Drive brand.

Aptiv Opens Las Vegas Tech Center for Autonomous Vehicles

December 17, 2018 at 10:03 AM

Aptiv plc has added a fourth technical center for self-driving vehicles, this time in Las Vegas.

Hope Fades for U.S. Autonomous-Vehicle Law

December 17, 2018 at 12:07 AM

The lame-duck 115th Congress has failed to pass legislation this year that would set rules for testing and deploying self-driving cars in the U.S.