Mobility

PSA Accelerates Autonomous-Vehicle Plans

June 23, 2017 at 3:13 AM

PSA Group plans to debut new driver-assist features on select Citroen, Peugeot and DS-badged models next year and introduce a Level 3 autonomous vehicle in 2020. Models with Level 4 and Level 5 capabilities will follow in 2025 and 2030, respectively.

Ford Expands Chariot Shuttle Service to Seattle

June 22, 2017 at 6:43 PM

Ford Motor Co. is extending its Chariot ride-sharing shuttle service to Seattle following pilot programs in San Francisco and Austin, Texas.

Renault-Nissan Plans Driverless Ride Services

June 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM

The Renault-Nissan alliance tells Reuters that within 10 years it will introduce ride-hailing and ride-sharing services that feature self-driving electric vehicles.

Valeo, Cisco Partner on Parking Service for Autonomous Vehicles

June 16, 2017 at 5:03 PM

Valeo SA and Cisco Systems Inc. are launching a new automated parking service in France as part of a collaborative development between the companies.

Proposal Would Ban State-Level Rules on Self-Driving Cars in U.S.

June 16, 2017 at 12:11 AM

A proposed package of U.S. laws would prohibit states from setting their own rules governing autonomous vehicles by assigning that task exclusively to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Partners Target Autonomous Taxis for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

June 15, 2017 at 1:56 PM

Japanese robotics maker ZMP Inc. says it is working with Hinomaru Kotsu, which operates 600 taxis in Tokyo, on autonomous vehicles for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Daimler Invests in Middle East Ride-Hailing Service

June 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Daimler AG has joined a $150 million funding round by Careem, a Middle Eastern ride-booking service based in Dubai.

Waymo Retires Self-Driving Bubble Car

June 13, 2017 at 4:50 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo autonomous car unit is officially retiring its fleet of "Firefly" bubble-shaped prototype autonomous vehicles as it ramps up testing of its automated technologies in modified production cars and trucks.

Marvell Launches Integrated Communications Chip

June 13, 2017 at 10:42 AM

Santa Clara, Calif-based Marvell Semiconductor Inc. is introducing what it describes as the world’s first system-on-a-chip that integrates wi-fi, Bluetooth, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications capabilities.

Apple CEO: Autonomous Vehicle Systems Are a Core Technology

June 13, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook confirms the company’s automotive efforts will focus on autonomous systems, which he describes as an important “core technology.”

JLR Unit Invests $25 Million in Lyft Ride-Hailing Service

June 12, 2017 at 5:01 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s InMotion Ventures unit is investing $25 million (£19 million) in ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. to support the San Francisco-based company’s expansion and push into autonomous cars.

Ford Refocuses its Mobility Strategy

June 12, 2017 at 8:27 AM

Mark Fields’ ouster last month as Ford’s CEO underscores the growing importance, complexity and speed of change autonomous vehicles and new mobility services are having on the global auto industry.