Regulatory

U.S. Traffic Fatalities Declined 1% in 2018

June 18, 2019 at 12:17 AM

About 36,800 people died in vehicle crashes in the U.S. last year, down 1% from 2017 and nearly 3% from 2016, according to an early estimate by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Regulatory

China Orders Fire Safety Checks on EVs

June 18, 2019 at 12:02 AM

Concerned about reports of electric car fires, regulators in China have ordered manufacturers to test their cars for potential hazards, Bloomberg News reports.

Tech

Nvidia Touts Supercomputer for Autonomous Vehicle Development

June 17, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Nvidia Corp. says its new DGX SuperPOD processing system’s 9.4 petaflops of processing power can speed the development of self-driving car systems.

Mobility

Nuro to Test Autonomous Pizza Delivery with Domino’s

June 17, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Silicon Valley startup Nuro Inc. and Domino's Pizza Inc. plan to launch a pilot program this autumn that will use self-driving vehicles to deliver pizza orders to customer homes.

EV-Hybrid

Electric Hummer in the Works?

June 17, 2019 at 1:51 PM

General Motors Co. may revive its rugged Hummer nameplate, which was killed in 2010, with an all-electric SUV, sources tell Bloomberg News.

People

Spartan Motors Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

June 17, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Charlotte, Mich.-based Spartan Motors Inc. has hired Todd Heavin as chief operating officer.

New Product

BMW Mulls Stand-Alone “M” Cars

June 17, 2019 at 9:36 AM

BMW AG's M performance division may develop several stand-alone models that aren't based on existing Bimmers, Australia's CarSales reports.

Sales

U.S. Car Inventories at Lowest Level This Year

June 17, 2019 at 8:11 AM

Dealer stocks of unsold new passenger vehicles in the US. have declined to 3.99 million units, their lowest level since the beginning of 2019.

Facilities

ZF Expands E-Mobility Division

June 17, 2019 at 8:01 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s E-Mobility unit is opening a new research and development center and two production facilities.

Business

Survey: Carmaker-Supplier Relations Lag on Mobility Issues

June 17, 2019 at 7:16 AM

Relations between North American carmakers and their suppliers need plenty of improvement to cope with “exponential” competitive pressure ahead, according to Plante Moran LLC’s annual Working Relation Index.

Sales

SUVs Claim 42% of Sales in South Korea

June 17, 2019 at 4:55 AM

SUV/crossover vehicles captured a record 42% of South Korea’s passenger car market through the first five months of the year.

Business

Brexit Worries Cut British Investments to 10-Year Low

June 17, 2019 at 4:19 AM

British companies plan to cut their investments in domestic operations by 1.3% this year before expanding only 0.4% in 2020 over concern about U.K.’s departure from the European Union.