Category archives for: Transportation

General Motors And LG Chem Join Forces To Build Battery Plant In Ohio

General Motors and LG Chem will jointly build and develop batteries for electric vehicles that will go on sale in 2023 and beyond, including Chevy’s confirmed electric pickup, the companies announced Thursday. GM CEO Mary Barra announced the $2.3 billion deal and said the plant would begin construction next year, near Lordstown, Ohio, where GM […]

Uber Releases Report Showing Widespread Sexual Assault Problem

Uber received 235 reports of a rape occurring during a ride in the United States last year — an average of four a week, according to a company review released Thursday. The ride-hailing company has come under increasing scrutiny amid a flood of lawsuits from riders alleging they were sexually assaulted by drivers. In the […]

Ford Motor To Speak At Deutsche Bank 2019 AutoTech Conference

Ford executive Marion Harris, until recently a vice president in the company’s Mobility Business Group, will speak at the Deutsche Bank 2019 AutoTech Conference in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Harris, who last month was named CEO of Ford Motor Credit Company, will describe how Ford is leveraging the benefits of vehicle connectivity […]

Singapore To Require Mandate Theory To Ride An E-Scooter Or E-Bike

  Users of e-scooters and electric bikes, in Singapore will soon need to pass a theory test prior to riding in public, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) announced. The ministry has also expanded a code of conduct that currently focuses on personal mobility device (PMD) users to include guidelines for pedestrians. In a move follow the […]

BMW Is Suing Suppliers Over Price Fixing

  BMW is suing two of its suppliers, Valeo and Denso, over price fixing on air conditioning components, the German automaker said on Wednesday. The case was first reported in the Handelsblatt newspaper, which said that BMW was suing France’s Valeo and Japan’s Denso for damages of 141 million euros ($155.4 million).

NIU Electric Scooters Now For Sale In The US

NIU’s electric scooters ware now for sale in the USA!These scooters are already well loked in the Eu and China. NIU scooters were use as part of Revel’s scooter-sharing program in US, so some of you may have already rode one. Now that retail sales started this week in the US, we now know what […]

Artificial Intelligence Looking For Cell Phone Use While Driving In Australia

Don’t text and drive down under. Artificial intelligence (AI) cameras capable of detecting drivers who are using their mobiles illegally have been activated in New South Wales, Australia. The cameras were activated by NSW Transport on 1 December. Drivers spotted by the AI during its first three months of use will receive a warning letter […]

2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback To Have Global Debut At LA Auto Show

Audi has picked the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show to make the global debut of the 2020 e-tron Sportback. Several other models will make their global debut here as well; the 2020 RS models including the Audi RS 6 Avant and the RS 7, and — as a highlight — the global debut of the […]

FCA Plans To Exit The Minicar Segment In Europe

  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to exit minicar segment in Europe! Yes the The leader of that market catagory is joining other badges in killing off their smallest cars due to the  increasing development costs to make them meet tougher emissions limits. FCA CEO Mike Manley said the automaker plans to try to shift Fiat’s […]

Volkswagen To Intro New ID Electric Car Concept At Petersen Automotive Museum

VW quietly announced in a Wednesday release that it will debut a new ID electric car concept at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Nov. 19. That’s a day before the press invades the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, but VW clearly wants to give the car more attention outside of the bright lights at the […]

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