Mobility

Scooter-Renting Service Lime Debuts Car Sharing

November 14, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Neutron Holdings Inc., known for its Lime-branded fleets of urban bicycles and scooters, is launching a car-sharing service in Seattle this week.

Ford, Walmart to Test Self-Driving Delivery Vehicles

November 14, 2018 at 8:38 AM

Ford Motor Co. and Walmart Inc. are using the Miami area to test the use of self-driving vehicles to delivery groceries and other consumer items.

Ford Plans to Deliver the Goods on Autonomy

November 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Ford has no allusions about being first to market—or second or third for that matter—with a commercial autonomous vehicle service.

Report: Waymo to Launch Autonomous Taxi Service in December

November 13, 2018 at 9:32 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit plans to debut a robo-taxi service next month in Phoenix, Ariz., sources tell Bloomberg News.

Dubai Police Testing Hoverbike

November 12, 2018 at 4:50 PM

California-based startup Hoversurf Inc. sold its first vertical-takeoff and landing vehicle to the Dubai police department and has begun training officers on how to use the so-called hoverbike.

GM’s Maven Car-Sharing Service Will Open to Other Brands

November 12, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Maven, General Motors Co.’s peer-to-peer carsharing service, says it will open the program to non-GM vehicles next summer.

Geely Inks Deal to Develop Hyperloop System in China

November 09, 2018 at 3:19 PM

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has signed an agreement with China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (CASIC) to develop a hyperloop-type train system.

Daimler, Bosch to Test Autonomous Taxis in California

November 08, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH have signed a memorandum of understanding with local officials to begin testing SAE Level 4 and 5 automated vehicles in ride-hailing fleets next year in San Jose, Calif.

SEAT Partners with Segway on Electric Scooter

November 08, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit plans to begin selling an electric scooter next month in Europe as part of the carmaker’s “Easy Mobility” initiative.

EC Approves Merger of BMW and Daimler Mobility Services

November 08, 2018 at 1:07 AM

The European Commission has approved a plan by BMW and Daimler to combine their car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, electric car charging and integrated mobility booking services.

Ford Buys Spin Electric Scooter Startup

November 08, 2018 at 12:38 AM

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to buy Spin, a San Francisco-based electric scooter startup for a reported $40 million-$100 million.

Tencent Seting Up Autonomous-Car Team in Silicon Valley

November 07, 2018 at 1:03 AM

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is creating its own team of experts in self-driving-car technology in Silicon Valley, Reuters reports.