Mobility

Consumer Awareness of Driver Aids

August 14, 2017 at 3:59 PM

A study by Robert Bosch LLC finds that half of Americans expect to own a self-driving vehicle within 10 years. “The excitement is there,” says Kay Stepper, vice president of automated driving North America.

Finland, Russia Partner on Autonomous-Vehicle Border Crossing

August 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. and ITS Russia have signed an agreement to jointly develop intelligent transport systems (ITS) that help enable vehicles equipped with autonomous vehicle technologies to cross international borders.

Are Driver Aids Eroding Driver Skills?

August 10, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Carmakers fret that the driving aids they are introducing to improve traffic safety also will make human drivers less skilled when they’re in control of their cars, Bloomberg reports.

Tesla to Test Self-Driving Platooning for Heavy Trucks

August 09, 2017 at 4:55 PM

Tesla Inc. is in discussions with the states of California and Nevada about on-road testing of a long-haul truck that drives itself and follows a lead vehicle, Reuters reports.

Chrysler to Lease Pacifica Minivans to Kid-Focused Ride Company

August 09, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Chrysler unit says it will provide special lease rates for its Pacifica Hybrid minivans to DoLightful Inc‘s Kango ride service for children.

Intel/Mobileye to Launch Fleet of Autonomous Test Vehicles

August 09, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Chipmaker Intel Corp. and its new Mobileye unit plan to launch a fleet of test vehicles capable of SAE level 4 autonomous driving.

Intel Finalizes Mobileye Purchase

August 08, 2017 at 4:28 PM

Computer chip maker Intel Corp. has completed its $15 billion tender offer to buy a majority stake in Israeli imaging technology developer Mobileye NV.

Chrysler to Lease Pacifica Minivans to Kid-Focused Ride Company

August 07, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Chrysler unit says it will provide special lease rates in the U.S. for its Pacifica Hybrid minivans to DoLightful Inc.‘s Kango ride service for children.

Peer-to-Peer Ridesharing Company Expands Globally

August 03, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Arcade City, a 14-month-old ridesharing company in Austin, Tex., plans to expand its peer-to-peer app from to 155 countries through Apple Inc. and Google Inc.’s smartphone app stores.

Hyperloop Company Conducts High-Speed Testing

August 02, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Los Angeles-based startup Hyperloop One (H1) has completed the second phase of testing for its high-speed transportation pod on a track in the Nevada desert.

Catching a Lyft to Amtrak

August 02, 2017 at 6:51 AM

A new partnership between Lyft Inc. and National Railroad Passenger Corp. (known as Amtrak, short for America’s track) will enable people to use the rail service’s customer app to access Lyft’s ride-hailing service.

Connectivity-Testing Leadership by the Michigan Dept. of Transportation

July 29, 2017 at 6:42 PM

Michigan’s Dept. of Transportation has been a leader in testing and evaluating advanced mobility technologies for more than a decade. The department credits its philosophy of partnering with government, business and educational institutions.