Report: China’s Ride-Hailing Market to Rebound

August 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

China’s market for ride-hailing services, whose growth has slowed to less than 5% this year from 25% in 2018, will rebound to at least 10% in 2021, predicts Bain & Co.


BMW Ramps Up iNext EV Prototypes

August 20, 2019 at 6:27 PM

BMW AG has begun building prototypes of its upcoming iNext electric vehicle at its pilot manufacturing plant in Munich.


Mercedes May Join Calif. Fuel Economy Coalition

August 20, 2019 at 5:38 PM

Daimler AG is preparing to join three other major carmakers in backing a California scheme to boost fuel economy in spite of Trump administration plans to the contrary.


JLR Eyes 3D Display

August 20, 2019 at 5:36 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is developing a 3D head-up display system that could be used to improve safety and enhance passenger entertainment.


Segway Readies Remote-Controlled Scooter Tech

August 20, 2019 at 4:32 PM

Segway-Ninebot Group says it has developed an electric scooter that can be guided to a central charging station via a remote operator.


Daimler Ponders Overhaul of Mercedes Vans Unit

August 20, 2019 at 2:50 PM

Daimler AG says it is reviewing the product lineup for its Mercedes-Benz Vans unit and pondering other steps to cut fixed costs and streamline the division’s management structure.


New Waymo Tests Target Wet Florida Weather

August 20, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit is expanding tests of its self-driving car fleet to Florida this month to evaluate performance in heavy rainstorms.

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Sporty Ford Models to Keep Manual Gearboxes

August 20, 2019 at 2:12 PM

Ford Motor Co. says it will continue to offer manual transmissions in the Mustang pony car and other select models. 


VW Group Sales Drop 2% in July

August 20, 2019 at 1:45 PM

Volkswagen AG global sales slipped 2% last month, in spite of a slight gain in China.


Legendary Auto Spy Photographer Dunne Dies

August 20, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Jim Dunne, who virtually invented the art of automotive spy photography, died Monday at age 88 in suburban Detroit.

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Mercedes Unveils Electric MPV

August 20, 2019 at 12:17 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has taken the wraps off the production version of its all-electric EQV van this week ahead of the vehicle’s public unveiling at next month’s Frankfurt auto show.


Ford, Lincoln Plan EV Crossovers for 2023

August 20, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Ford Motor Co. reportedly is developing two all-electric crossover models that will debut in the U.S. for the 2023 model year.