INFRASTRUCTURE

Model Proliferation

Powertrains, “regional” vehicles to drive diversification

Bill Hampton
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Daily

Bosch: Listening Comes First in Transport

Better mobility starts with listening to customers
#Bosch #europe

Michigan's PlanetM Mobility Outreach

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

BP Adds Fast Chargers in UK

While the number of battery electric vehicles is still small in the UK, BP is building out infrastructure

Schaeffler Addresses E-Mobility

The changing landscape requires not only new approaches to powertrains—but even new types of vehicles. Here’s how one supplier is addressing these changes.
#Ford #Audi #Schaeffler

Highway Infrastructure Interiors & Electronics

As part of Volkswagen’s diesel-gate settlement, the German automaker could help jump-start the electric market in the U.S. 
#GeneralMotors #Ford #Toyota

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Hyundai Is Taking to the Sky with Uber

Perhaps traffic congestion will be less of a problem. Of course, then there’s air traffic control. . .
#Hyundai

Toyota to Launch. . . a City

Rather than just trying to see how advanced mobility and robotics will fit into existing structures, Toyota is building a city to help determine how these things can be best integrated into people’s lives
#people #Toyota

Columbus Expands Autonomous Shuttle Tests to Residential Area

Smart City program aims to provide greater accessibility for residents in underserved neighborhoods

Self-Driving Toasters Invade Houston

5,000 adorable robo-pods will deliver groceries, pizzas and takeout orders.
#GeneralMotors #tech

China Likely to Extend EV Subsidies

China is having second thoughts about phasing out discounts on electric cars after EV sales dropped 4% last year.
#asia

Renault Mulls CEO Candidates

Henri Poupart-Lafarge, who heads French transportation and infrastructure giant Alstom, has joined the short list of contenders to become the CEO of Renault.
#Faurecia #people #Toyota

The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?
#Toyota #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Ford

VW Putting Chargers in Factory Parking Lots

If you want people to drive electric vehicles, you have to make availability of recharging convenient
#Volkswagen

Audi’s Simple But Smart Driver Assistance

Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) systems, when fully implemented, could have a tremendous effect on transportation patterns.
#oem #Audi

How 3,000 Is a Really Big Number

To know that 3,000 cars have been delivered since October 2015 would undoubtedly result in a shrug: in 2017 Toyota delivered 387,081 Camrys, so that 3,000 is less than one percent, and this is in one year, not just over two.
#oem #Toyota

Toyota Putting Muda to Work

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announced last week that it will be building a fuel-cell power generation plant at the Port of Long Beach that will be powered by “bio-waste” from dairy farms in northern California, transforming the waste into water, electricity and hydrogen.
#sustainability #HP #oem