Sales

Global Light Vehicle Sales Shrank Last Year

January 15, 2019 at 10:20 AM

Worldwide sales of light vehicles dropped 7% in December, resulting in the market’s first full-year decline since 2009, LMC Automotive reports.

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Dassault Systemes

VSI: Helping Developers Integrate Safety, Autonomy

Minneapolis-based VSI Labs advises designers of active safety and automated driving systems on planning and engineering during the early stages of development.

Facilities

Renovated Lambo Museum Opens in Italy

April 23, 2019 at 12:41 PM

Lamborghini SpA has reopened its renovated museum at the company’s headquarters complex in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy.

Business

Allison Transmission Buys AxleTech’s EV Tech Unit

April 23, 2019 at 12:01 PM

Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has agreed to purchase AxleTech International LLC’s Electric Vehicle Systems division.

Facilities

Waymo to Outfit Self-Driving Vehicles at Detroit Plant

April 23, 2019 at 10:42 AM

Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo self-driving unit has inked a deal to use an American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. facility in Detroit to equip vehicles with Waymo’s autonomous driving technologies.

People

Nissan Shuffles Senior Leaders

April 23, 2019 at 9:56 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has announced several more management changes as the company continues to shuffle its executive team in the wake of former CEO Carlos Ghosn’s arrest and ouster last year.

EV-Hybrid

Porsche Mulls Mix of Hybrids, All-Electric Platforms

April 23, 2019 at 12:28 AM

Porsche AG plans by 2022 to offer its Boxster and Cayman sports cars with hybrid powertrains—and all-electric variants that ride on a different platform, Autocar reports.

Mobility

Tesla Trumpets Level 4 Autonomy by 2020

April 23, 2019 at 12:04 AM

CEO Elon Musk says Tesla Inc. will have completely driverless taxis operating in the U.S. next year.

Powertrain

Toyota to Supply Fuel Cell Tech to Beijing Automotive

April 23, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it will supply its fuel cell powertrain technology for commercial buses built in China by Beijing Automotive Group Co.

EV-Hybrid

Lexus Ponders an EV for China, Europe

April 22, 2019 at 4:56 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s luxury Lexus brand realizes it will need an all-electric model sooner or later, but it hasn’t decided when.

New Product

Ford to Trademark “Scout” Names

April 22, 2019 at 2:21 PM

Ford Motor Co. has filed a trademark application in the U.S. for the names Scout and Bronco Scout.

EV-Hybrid

Toyota Plans Fuel Cell R&D Center in China

April 22, 2019 at 2:15 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has partnered with Tsinghua University to open a research and development center in Beijing for fuel cell-related systems and other "green" technologies.

Economics

Runup in U.S. Fuel Prices Slows

April 22, 2019 at 1:47 PM

Gasoline prices in the U.S. rose only one cent last week, the smallest weekly gain since mid-February, says auto insurer AAA.

Tech

Ford Debuts Anti-Theft Key Fob in U.K.

April 22, 2019 at 1:45 PM

Ford Motor Co has developed a new system to help prevent unauthorized users from hacking into electronic key fobs.