The engineering firm does work for the auto industry on everything from embedded software systems to automated technology. But here we’re learning about powertrains—and an unexpected development
Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group
The Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation (HEAT) coalition plans to begin testing a self-driving shuttle bus on public streets in August.
IAV Group has named Mike Kenhard president of its Automotive Engineering unit in Northville, Mich.
German engineering firm IAV Group has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $35 million fine for criminal conspiracy to help Volkswagen AG rig diesels to evade U.S. emission laws.
Phoenix-based Elio Motors Inc. says it will use an existing engine from an unnamed carmaker in its long-overdue three-wheel car rather than adapt a 20-year-old 3-cylinder engine as the company had previously planned.
A key concern for both potential riders and system providers in and of autonomous vehicles is hacking: for the former, who hasn’t seen a movie during which the locks on the door engage and the vehicle takes off endangering the hero; for the latter, when there are recalls because of faulty latches, can you imagine the ramifications of a hacked vehicle?
Carmakers and tier one suppliers face a spike in engineering projects related to electrification and autonomous driving systems.
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Federal prosecutors in the U.S. are trying to determine whether Robert Bosch GmbH conspired to help Volkswagen AB—and perhaps other carmakers—rig their diesel engines to evade emission standards, sources tell Bloomberg News.
Paul Elio says he recently read The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business Review Press; 1997) and he thought that it was, in effect, telling the story of Elio Motors (eliomotors.com), the company that Elio established in 2009 to create a transformative motor vehicle.
Elio Motors Inc. says it now plans to launch its $6,800 three-wheel vehicle by mid-2016.
IAV GmbH, the German engineering and powertrain systems engineering company, is adding test centers in Mexico City, Mexico, and San Carlos, Calif.