How Magna Manages Transformation

Magna International’s decentralized operating culture reinvented itself in the past decade around innovation and technology.

Bill Hampton
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Daily

A Tough Year for U.S. Carmakers

GM, Ford and Chrysler emerge from a tough year
#Ford #GeneralMotors #tech

A New Term to Get Used to: “Disownership”

The way people are going to get transportation is changing the world over. Get ready for it.
#Tesla #Amazon #Cadillac

Smart Doors for Autonomous Vehicles

When cars go robotic, how will they know who to open their doors for? Answer: with doors that sense their surroundings, says Inteva Products CEO Lon Offenbacher.

Michigan's PlanetM Mobility Outreach

Michigan is promoting mobility development through its PlanetM initiative. Trevor Pawl, who heads business development for the initiative, explains.

November 5, 9am CST

AutoBeat Live is a monthly 30-minute show featuring conversations with leading observers of and people in the auto industry. Each episode will include insights about what’s happening—things that may affect suppliers to the industry. 


Helping Cities Assess Mobility Options

City planners recognize the potential power of vehicle connectivity, automation and ride sharing to improve the quality of life for urban dwellers.


Testing On-Demand EV Car-Sharing

Denso Corp. and the University of Michigan are evaluating results of a recent test involving three electric cars made available to a small test group of students to borrow whenever they wished and for as long as they wanted.

Car/Ride Sharing

Car Sales and Self-Driving Vehicles

Will car-sharing and self-driving vehicles hurt future car sales? Not necessarily, says Jeff Schuster, senior vice president at LMC Automotive­.

Toyota Mobility JV Develops First Models

Adapted vans include reconfigurable workstation and anti-COVID package
#Toyota #tech

Ford, Bosch and Bedrock Collaborate on Automated Parking

Using self-driving technology for something people don’t really care for: Parking
#MercedesBenz #Daimler #Bosch

BMW, Daimler Shelve Robo-Car Alliance

Deemed too costly for now, plan could be revived later.
#Daimler #BMW #Volkswagen

Waymo Goes Public with Driverless Ride-Hailing Service

Riders being encouraged for the first time to tell about their experience

Brose Enhances Automated Door Opening Tech

Compact system to debut in 2023 
#tech #body

Uber Weighs Options for Autonomous Vehicle Unit

Lack of attention and setbacks have derailed a promising start

California Classifies Ride-Hailing Drivers as Employees…for Now

Voters will get their chance to weigh in later this year

GM Phases Out Maven Car-Share Service

A four-year experiment in car-sharing comes to an end

Citroen Gets Friendly with Urban EV

Rent the tiny car by the minute, month or buy it outright…for $6,600
#Ford #Renault #Citroen

JLR Unveils Autonomous Shuttle

Compact flexible platform can accommodate a variety of shared and private use applications 
#Land Rover #RollsRoyce #Toyota

What Aptiv and Lyft Learned in Vegas

Partners aim to use deployment as a blueprint to expand service to other markets
#Aptiv #BMW

Bosch: Listening Comes First in Transport

Better mobility starts with listening to customers
#europe #Bosch