Mobility

Report: Alternatives to Car Ownership Could Cut Sales 29%

January 17, 2019 at 9:53 AM

Retail demand for new cars in the U.S. could plummet 29% if alternatives such as car- and ride-sharing options become more accessible and affordable, according to Cox Automotive Inc.

FCA Tests Car-Sharing, Subscription Plan for Jeep

January 16, 2019 at 8:49 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is reading tests of two schemes to promote Jeep sales: peer-to-peer car sharing and a multi-model subscription service.

Iteris, Cisco Partner on Smart City Initiatives

January 15, 2019 at 8:11 AM

Iteris Inc., a provider of applied transportation data, is teaming with Silicon Valley tech giant Cisco Systems Inc. on several traffic management and smart city initiatives.

U.S. Ride-Hailing Up 140% in 3 Years

January 11, 2019 at 2:38 AM

The use of ride-hailing services among adults in the U.S. has jumped from 15% in 2015 to 36% in 2018, according to a recent Pew Research Center study.

Ford Shuts Down Chariot On-Demand Van Service

January 10, 2019 at 5:21 PM

Ford Motor Co. will close Chariot, its on-demand van-sharing service, at the end of January.

Bell Unveils Flying Taxi

January 09, 2019 at 9:13 AM

Textron Inc.’s Bell Helicopter unit took the wraps off a full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi concept at this week’s CES electronics show in Las Vegas.

Schaeffler Pedals Up Urban Mobility Vehicle

January 08, 2019 at 7:03 PM

Germany’s Schaeffler AG plans to begin testing its electric-assist quadracycle this summer and launch limited production for commercial applications next year.

ZF Venture Signs Deal to Supply Automated Electric Shuttles

January 07, 2019 at 6:04 PM

A 4-month-old venture between ZF Friedrichshafen AG and electric car startup e.GO Mobile AG plans to begin commercial deliveries of automated shuttles in France and Germany by 2020.

Ford Aims to Launch V2X Tech in 2022

January 07, 2019 at 11:41 AM

Ford Motor Co. plans to equip all of its new vehicles in the U.S. with vehicle-to-everything communication capability starting in 2022.

Rage Against the Machine

January 05, 2019 at 10:20 AM

Education is key to Consumer Acceptance of Autonomous Cars There have been more than 20 reported attacks against Waymo’s self-driving fleet in Chandler, Ariz., since the company began testing the technology on public roads there two years ago.

Tesla Tops 1 Billion Miles of Autonomous Driving

January 04, 2019 at 3:10 PM

Tesla Inc. vehicles have accumulated more than 1 billion miles of driving under control of the company’s semi-autonomous AutoPilot system, according to an MIT researcher.

Cruise Self-Driving Cars Test Food Deliveries

January 04, 2019 at 10:45 AM

General Motors Co.'s Cruise autonomous vehicle unit is teaming up with DoorDash Inc., a San Francisco-based food delivery service, to test self-driving cars.