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Mobility

New Hampshire Readies Flying Cars…for Roads

“Jetson Bill” targets roadable aircrafts

Infrastructure

PSA Spins Off Free2Move Mobility Unit

Business is profitable, says CEO Tavares

Business

Mercedes Creates New “Drive Systems” Unit

Integrated operations for engines, transmissions, electric drives, batteries and related software

Batteries

Daimler Claims Range-Record for EV Sedan

Upcoming EQS claims 435 miles per charge

Production

Daimler Tweaks N. America Production

Consolidating capacity and hiking SUV/crossover output

Business

Aurora Aims Big with Autonomous Testing in Texas

Startup targets commercial truck applications

Business

Honda Expands Partnership with Chinese Battery Giant

The deal is the latest win for CATL, which claims to be the world’s largest battery supplier.

Connectivity

iPhones Get Digital Key Functionality

Rollout starts with 2021 BMW 5 Series, other brands and models to follow next year

Propulsion

Mercedes-AMG Revs Up Performance with Electric Turbos

48-volt system promises to eliminate turbo lag

Business

EU Opens Antitrust Probe into FCA-PSA Merger

Focus will be on small commercial vans, and maybe more

Business

VW Acquires Audi...after 55 Years

VW poised to acquire the last 0.4% of is luxury brand

Sales

Tesla Passes Toyota in Market Value

Stock soars past $1,000 per share

Fuel Cells

New Toyota JV Targets Fuel Cell Trucks in China

Commercial vehicles could be the right application for fledgling technology

Production

Ford’s Salaried Staff to Work from Home All Summer

Mass returns not expected until at least September

Business

EVs Get Boost Under Germany’s New Stimulus Package

Chargers to be installed at every gas station

Economics

Renault-Nissan Hopes to Rekindle Partnership with Daimler

Renault hints that new initiatives will be announced in coming weeks

AI

Next-Gen S-Class on Track for 2020 Intro

Mercedes says the vehicle will set a new benchmark in artificial intelligence and “needs-based electrification”

Production

Electronic Stability Control Turns 25

Bosch has produced some 250 million units since introducing the anti-skid technology in 1995

Sales

Car Sales Crash in Europe

78% drop in April as countries, carmakers post double-digit declines

Assembly

China’s Carmakers Ease Social Distancing Rules

Masks, temperature checks, disinfection practices continue

Assembly

U.S. Auto Industry Begins Measured Relaunch

Opening day jitters, supply chain concerns abound

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding

Sales

Europe’s Bright Spot: Electrified Cars

Demand surges as overall market shrinks amid coronavirus crisis

Economics

U.S. Economy Shrinks at 4.8% Rate

Glum financial news, but we’ve been here before