Siemens and Airbus are betting on electric and hybrid/electric aircraft for short haul flights. The benefits are less fuel, lower emissions, and less noise. The companies expect demos by 2020 and planes in service by 2030.
Openbay has released a new app for Android devices. Also available for Apple phones, the app allows mechanics and customers to communicate with texts, pictures, and video, while also streamlining the scheduling and payment process.
Nissan is in the early stages of developing a modular platform for electric vehicles. The first model built on the modular architecture will likely be an electric crossover, but it's at least five years away.
Ed Welburn, General Motors' current design boss, will retire July 1. He's only the sixth head of design in the company's 108-year history, and the first African American to lead an automotive design department.