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.

Geely to Launch 5G Connected Cars in 2021

February 27, 2019 at 11:46 AM

China’s Geely Automobile Holding Co. says it will offer vehicle-to-everything communications in production vehicles starting in 2021.

VW to Invest $1.7 Billion in Ford’s Argo Unit?

February 26, 2019 at 5:14 PM

Volkswagen AG has tentatively agreed to invest about $1.7 billion in Ford Motor Co.’s Argo autonomous-vehicle unit, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

SEAT, IBM & Watson

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 26, 2019 at 9:57 AM

One more thing about SEAT after yesterday’s announcement at the Mobile World Congress about its Minimó micromobility vehicle: Today it and IBM announced that the companies are developing the “Mobility Advisor,” a mobile app that will run on 4G/5G networks and utilize IBM Watson AI technology.

SEAT, IBM to Develop Multi-Mode Urban Nav App

February 25, 2019 at 5:16 PM

Volkswagen's SEAT brand and IBM Corp. are collaborating on a smartphone app to help users employ multiple transport modes to navigate through urban areas.

HERE Partners on Mapping in China

February 25, 2019 at 3:54 PM

Europe's HERE Global BV has partnered with China's NavInfo Co. Ltd. to extend its mapping, location, routing, traffic and navigation services into the Chinese market.

Is the Minimó the Future of Urban Mobility?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 25, 2019 at 3:41 PM

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to wander around off the main thoroughfares in Barcelona, you’ve undoubtedly notices that the streets tend to be narrow and more oriented toward people rather than cars and certainly trucks.

VW Names Senger to Head Digital Businesses

February 25, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Volkswagen AG has named Christian Senger to head the company’s new digital car and services operations, effective March 1.

VW Partners with Trustonic on Digital Key Tech

February 25, 2019 at 9:41 AM

Volkswagen AG is partnering with U.K.-based Trustonic Ltd. on a digital key technology that allows users to unlock/lock and start their vehicle via a smartphone app without having a physical key.

Delivery Robots Nudging in on Sidewalk Traffic

February 22, 2019 at 12:23 PM

A growing fleet of tiny, last-mile delivery robots are beginning to hit the sidewalks in Beijing, London, Seattle and other busy international cities, Scientific American reports.

BMW, Daimler Will Invest $1.1 Billion in Mobility JV

February 22, 2019 at 9:38 AM

BMW AG and Daimler AG intend to invest more than €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in the 50:50 joint venture that combines their ride-hailing, parking and electric car-charging services.

Europe Readies Mandatory Safety Systems Rule

February 22, 2019 at 1:24 AM

Europe is weeks from finalizing legislation that would require new cars to be equipped with such safety systems as automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and distracted driver detection by 2022.

Apple Files Report to NHTSA on Self-Driving-Car Project

February 21, 2019 at 10:09 AM

Apple Inc. filed a safety report to this week that offers a rare peek inside the company’s secretive autonomous vehicle test program.