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Meritor Deal Raises Cummins’ Electrification Profile
March 23, 2022 | Joseph Szczesny
The acquisition will give Columbus, IN-based Cummins control of Meritor’s drivetrain, mobility, braking, aftermarket and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicles and industrial applications. Read More >>
Tavares Unveils Ambitious Growth Initiative for Stellantis
March 2, 2022 | Joseph Szczesny
The Dare Forward 2030 plan calls for the addition of more electric vehicles, including the first battery-electric Jeep next year and a BEV version of he Ram 1500 pickup truck in 2024. Read More >>
Sustainability Push to Drive Big Changes in Supply Chain Logistics
February 25, 2022 | Joseph Szczesny
The third revolution in the movement of goods and services now is at hand with the new emphasis on sustainable delivery that conserves resources and pays heed to the societal impact of freight transport, says Automotive Futures Managing Director Bruce Belzowski. Read More >>
Transformation of Mobility is About Holistic Approaches
February 7, 2022 | Josef Wuensch
The broad term “transformation of mobility” encompasses new business models, political support, new urban concepts and much more. It will be crucial to embrace this complexity and integrate it into daily work, regardless of your role in the automotive industry. Read More >>
Hyundai Adds Advanced Robotics to Mobility Equation
January 4, 2022 | Jim Irwin
Hyundai says it considers robotics and mobility a synergistic combination that will add value to the business and foster progress for humanity within a robotics-based Mobility of Things ecosystem. Read More >>
Technologies for Making AVs Safer in Bad Weather
December 28, 2021 | Yagil Tzur
By integrating Vehicle-to-Everything communication, smart tires and tactile sensors, autonomous vehicles will be well on the way toward providing safety and performance no matter the weather. Read More >>
The Potential Business Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles
December 14, 2021 | Nand Kochhar
Many experts expect that connected, self-driving vehicle technologies will change the way consumers use or access private mobility, tending toward a model of transportation-as-a-service (TaaS). Read More >>
Stellantis Says ‘STLA Brain’ Software Bolsters Vehicles by 2024
December 9, 2021 | Joseph Szczesny
The automaker says it has 12 million monetizable connected cars globally. By 2026, this is expected to grow to 26 million vehicles and generate approximately €4 billion ($4.5 billion) in revenues, CEO Carlos Tavares says. Read More >>
Logistics Expert Calls for Modernizing Cargo Transport
November 16, 2021 | Paul Myles
Shipping companies adopting a “Digital First” mindset will be rewarded, Einride’s PEr Olof Arnas says. He says this is where computers will come in, having already increased in power by some 10,000 times in the past 20 years. Read More >>
Ford, Bosch Launch Parking Tech Partnership
November 16, 2021 | Joseph Szczesny
The Detroit Smart Parking Lab allows mobility and smart infrastructure pioneers and startups to test parking-related mobility, logistics and EV charging technologies, a Michigan official says. Read More >>
In Certain Towns, You Are Free2Move About
November 10, 2021 | Tom Murphy
Free2Move’s Mobility Hubs are in Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Washington, Los Angeles and Portland, OR. Denver joined the network last month, with 160 Jeep Renegades available for booking on the Free2Move app. Read More >>
Digital Retailing, Fixed Ops and ‘Last Mile’ Delivery
October 4, 2021 | John Possumato
Car dealers have always used “runners,” but perhaps the accelerated growth in digital retailing and “door to door” vehicle service requires a more scalable program and process. Read More >>
Beetle’s Spirit Infuses Volkswagen’s ID.LIFE EV
October 1, 2021 | Greg Kable
The electric-powered CUV points toward a future of modestly priced, zero-emission personal mobility in much the same way the original Beetle promised the world access to affordable combustion-engine motoring over eight decades ago. Read More >>
May Mobility Launches Semi-Autonomous Shuttle Service
September 29, 2021 | Greg Witzenburg
The free, on-demand service connects the Kerrytown neighborhood, University of Michigan campus and State Street corridor in Ann Arbor, MI. Read More >>
Technical Expert Predicts Mainstream AV Acceptance
September 29, 2021 | Paul Myles
Germany Boosts Autonomous Buy-In With Robotaxi Service
September 14, 2021 | Paul Myles
The robotaxi offering will be included in Sixt’s mobility platform ONE, which combines products for ride-hailing as well as car rental, car sharing and car subscriptions.. Read More >>
Supplier Bosch Seeing Returns on Electromobility Investments
September 7, 2021 | Paul Myles
Despite a drop-off in earnings from mobility solutions owing to the pandemic last year, Bosch expects sales revenues from its business in electromobility will grow 10% this year. Read More >>
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