Regulatory

Germany Confirms Hearing on Opel Diesel Emissions

July 16, 2018 at 1:07 AM

Germany’s transport ministry (KBA) has found evidence of a device that shuts off diesel emission controls in certain late-model Opel vehicles, Bild am Sonntag reports.

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Dassault Systemes

Honda’s Laser-Welded, Hot-Stamped Door System

Honda and steelmaker ArcelorMittal have been developing advanced techniques to weld varying types and thicknesses of steel into sheets, then hot-stamp them into the structural “rings” that frame the outer and inner parts of a vehicle’s door.

When Automated Production Turning is the Low-Cost Option

Sponsored - June 27, 2018 at 8:51 AM

For the right parts, or families of parts, an automated CNC turning cell is simply the least expensive way to produce high-quality parts. Here’s why.

Economics

China’s 2Q Economy Expands 6.6%

China’s gross domestic product expanded 6.7% in April-June, according to government data.

Tech

IAC Aims to Sniff Out Motion Sickness

International Automotive Components Group is working to develop scents to help prevent motion sickness in self-driving vehicles.

Regulatory

Germany Confirms Hearing on Opel Diesel Emissions

Germany’s transport ministry (KBA) has found evidence of a device that shuts off diesel emission controls in certain late-model Opel vehicles, Bild am Sonntag reports.

Mobility

Report: Gett May Abandon Juno Ride-Hailing Service in U.S.

Israeli tech company Gett Inc. may sell the U.S. arm of its Juno ride-hailing service after only 14 months, sources tell Bloomberg News.

New Product

Geely Readies Modular Platform

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. says it has developed a modular platform for compact vehicles that will go into service later this year.

EV-Hybrid

Polestar 2 EV to Feature Long Range, High Output

Volvo Car Corp.’s Polestar unit is targeting a 350-mile range and 400-hp output for the all-electric midsize sedan the company plans to introduce late next year, Autocar reports.

Labor

First Prison Sentence Handed Down in FCA-UAW Corruption Scandal

Monica Morgan-Holiefield, the widow of United Auto Workers union executive General Holiefield, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for her role in a corruption scandal at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

EV-Hybrid

Honda, Panasonic to Test Swappable Battery for Electric Motorcycles

Honda Motor Co. and Panasonic Corp. have formed a joint venture with HPP Energy Indonesia to test a battery-sharing scheme for electric motorcycles.

New Product

Toyota Previews 2019 Supra

Toyota Motor Corp. raced a camouflaged version of its upcoming Supra sports car this week at England’s Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb.

Legal

Bosch Ordered to Submit Emails in VW Diesel Lawsuits

A German regional court has ordered Robert Bosch GmbH to turn over emails about its business with Volkswagen AG in connection with two lawsuits about VW’s diesel emission cheating.