Business

Robot Delivery Firm Goes to School with New Funding

September 04, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Starship Technologies, a San Francisco-based startup specializing in small automated delivery robots, says it has raised $40 million in funding and aims to expand its service 100 college campuses in the next two years.

Breitfeld Joins Faraday Future

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Remember: these are still early days in the development of an electric vehicle industry.

CNH Industrial to Split in Two

September 03, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Industrial vehicle producer CNH Industrial NV plans to split in two next year in a bid to hike value.

Japan, France Affirm Support for Renault-Nissan Alliance

September 03, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Senior representatives of the Japanese and French governments have reaffirmed their mutual support for the 20-year-old business alliance between Renault and Nissan.

Paris Readies “Noise Radar” Tech

September 03, 2019 at 12:06 PM

Paris has begun testing a device that can automatically measure a vehicle’s noise level and issue a ticket if local laws have been violated.

Fiat Drops 500 City Car in N. America

September 03, 2019 at 10:53 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is discontinuing the Fiat 500 city car and all-electric variant in North America.

France Might Consider Changes in Renault-Nissan Alliance

September 02, 2019 at 12:26 PM

The French government says it might be willing to support changes in cross-ownership of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance after all.

Conti Ponders Total Spin Off Powertrain Division

September 02, 2019 at 11:38 AM

Continental AG’s executive board says it may completely spin off its Powertrain unit under the Vitesco Technologies name rather than float a partial initial public offering for the business.

It's Time for the Auto Industry to Think Differently

By: Bill Hampton - September 02, 2019 at 2:29 AM

The auto industry must learn new ways of thinking and behaving to cope with fast-changing technologies, says Carla Bailo, president and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research.

GM Cuts 300 Jobs in Thailand as Sales Slump

August 30, 2019 at 1:52 PM

General Motors Co. has eliminated 15% of its 1,900-member workforce in Thailand after its sales there fell 11% to 9,200 units through the first seven months of 2019.

China’s DiDi Chuxing to Test Robo-Taxi Service

August 30, 2019 at 1:18 PM

Didi Chuxing Technology Co., China’s largest ride-hailing company, plans to launch a robo-taxi pilot program in Shanghai later this year.

Waymo Urges U.S. to Update Regs for Autonomous Vehicles

August 30, 2019 at 2:20 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo is the latest developer to ask for relief from U.S. safety regulations that require even totally robotic cars to be equipped with controls for human drivers.