Mobility

Korea Will License Ride-Share Services, Drivers

July 19, 2019 at 5:28 PM

The South Korean government plans to require that ride-share services obtain taxi licenses, and their drivers hold a taxi driver license.

Turo Lands $250 Million in New Funding

July 19, 2019 at 2:43 PM

InterActiveCorp is investing $250 million in Turo Inc., a San Francisco-based peer-to-peer car-sharing company.

BMW, Tencent Partner on Self-Driving Cars for China

July 19, 2019 at 1:52 AM

BMW AG and Tencent Holdings Ltd. are collaborating on autonomous-vehicle technology for the Chinese market.

Toyota to Supply 200 Electric Shuttles for 2020 Olympics

July 18, 2019 at 3:54 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to provide 200 electric shuttle vehicles to the organizers of next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

VW Invests $2.6 Billion in Ford’s Argo AI Unit

July 12, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Volkswagen AG has taken a roughly 37% stake in Ford Motor Co.’s Argo AI unit by agreeing to invest $1 billion in cash and merging its $1.6 billion Autonomous Intelligent Driving company with the Pittsburgh-based startup.

Bird Makes Paris Its Top E-Scooter Hub in Europe

July 11, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Bird Rides, Inc., the Los Angeles-based electric-scooter sharing service, says it will make Paris its largest hub in Europe.

Panasonic to Provide Traffic Data Network in Utah

July 11, 2019 at 11:44 AM

Panasonic Corp. is working with the Utah Dept. of Transportation to build a transportation data network to improve safety and traffic flow on the state’s highways.

Europe Dominates List of Bike-Friendly Cities

July 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Europe accounts for 15 of the top 20 cities in the biennial Copenhagenize Index of bicycle-friendly cities.

Waymo Robo-Taxies Test In-Car Wi-Fi

July 08, 2019 at 1:19 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit has begun offering free wi-fi to select riders who use its robo-taxi pilot program in Chandler, Ariz., Reuters reports.

Mitsubishi Invests in Go-Jek Mobility Services

July 08, 2019 at 12:06 PM

Mitsubishi Corp. and affiliate Mitsubishi Motors Corp. have made an unspecified investment in Go-Jek, an Indonesia-based multi-service mobility platform.

U.S. OKs SoftBank’s $2.3 Billion in Cruise Automation

July 08, 2019 at 11:48 AM

A U.S. panel has ruled there is no national security threat in the planned $2.3 billion investment in General Motors Co.’s Cruise Automation unit by Japan’s SoftBank Corp., Reuters reports.

BMW, Daimler Finalize Deal on Autonomous Vehicles

July 04, 2019 at 1:42 PM

BMW AG and Daimler AG have finalized a long-term agreement to collaborate on driver-assist and Level 4 automated driving systems.