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Mobility

Waymo Confirms Driverless Rides

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit has begun testing driverless rides as part of its robo-taxi pilot program in Chandler, Ariz.

Production

U.S. Postal Service Tests Autonomous Big Rig Trucks

The U.S. Postal Service is launching a two-week pilot program today to test self-driving trucks that will travel between its distribution centers in Arizona and Texas. 

Mobility

Transformation to 4.0

Let’s face it: there is a whole lot of existing infrastructure in factories around the world. Going from day-to-day, getting it done to Industry 4.0 will take technology, vision and leadership.

New Toyota Car Hauler Runs on CNG

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Toyota Transport unit in Long Beach, Calif., has begun operating what it says is the first car hauler in the U.S. that runs on compressed natural gas fuel.

Business

VW: No Interest in Buying U.S. Truckmaker PACCAR

Volkswagen AG has dismissed as "complete rubbish" reports that it may try to acquire American commercial truckmaker PACCAR Inc.

PACCAR Names New CEO

Ronald Armstrong, currently president of commercial truckmaker PACCAR Inc., will take over as CEO on April 27.

PACCAR Exec Hired to Head Navistar’s N. American Truck Unit

Navistar International Inc. has recruited Bill Kozek, a 26-year veteran of rival truckmaker PACCAR Inc., to head its North American truck business.

Business

VW Considers Buying a Stake in Navistar

Volkswagen AG is pondering the idea of buying equity in U.S. commercial truckmaker Navistar International Corp., according to the Financial Times Deutschland, which cites no sources.

VW May Be Eyeing Navistar Stake

Volkswagen AG is studying the idea of buying equity in Navistar International Corp., according to the Financial Times Deutschland, which cites no sources.

Economics

Paccar Nearly Doubles Fourth-Quarter Profit

Paccar Inc., the maker of DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks, netted $328 million in the fourth quarter of last year compared with $170 million in the same period of 2010.

Hybrid

Eaton to Partner With Compact Power on Hybrid Systems

Compact Power Inc. has won a contract to supply lithium-ion batteries to Eaton Corp. for use in developing hybrid powertrains for commercial vehicles.