Mobility

U.S. Ponders Robocars Sans Human Control Features

March 15, 2019 at 3:58 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has begun a review process that could lead to automated cars no longer equipped with such devices as steering wheels, rearview mirrors and brake pedals.

AAA: No Thaw Yet in Consumer Fears about Robotic Cars

March 14, 2019 at 3:09 PM

Seven in 10 Americans polled by insurance giant AAA are just as skeptical of fully autonomous vehicles as they were a year ago.

GM’s Cruise Aims to Double Headcount This Year

March 12, 2019 at 2:30 AM

General Motors Co.’s Cruise Technologies subsidiary tells Reuters it expects to double its 1,000-member workforce in 2019.

Lear Invests in Israeli Advanced Mobility Fund

March 11, 2019 at 9:29 AM

Lear Corp. has made an unspecified investment in Maniv Mobility, an Israel-based venture capital fund that specializes in advanced mobility technology.

EY: Where’s the Profit in New Mobility?

March 11, 2019 at 3:09 AM

How can the auto industry generate enough revenue to pay for its rush to find new options to traditional car ownership?

Curb Appeal: Creating Dedicated Zones for New Mobility Services

March 08, 2019 at 12:26 PM

The rapid increase of ride-hailing services, deliveries from retailers and restaurants, plus traditional taxis and other services, has put curbside real estate at a premium.

TomTom, Elektrobit Tout HD Map Development System

March 08, 2019 at 10:36 AM

TomTom International BV and Continental AG’s Elektrobit Automotive unit have created a high-definition map to help carmakers and suppliers develop autonomous vehicle systems.

SEAT to Produce Electric Quadricycle

March 07, 2019 at 2:23 PM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit plans to launch a production version of the tiny Minimo concept electric vehicle it unveiled earlier this month in Barcelona.

Volvo to Test Autonomous Bus in Singapore

March 05, 2019 at 11:59 AM

Truckmaker AB Volvo plans to begin testing an autonomous electric bus this spring on the campus of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

Toyota Affiliate Partners with European e-Bike Startup

March 05, 2019 at 8:29 AM

Toyota Tsusho Corp., a Toyota Motor Corp. affiliate, has signed a development agreement with French startup eBikeLabs SAS and insurance giant Allianz France.

BMW, Volvo Invest in Ride-Sharing Startup

March 01, 2019 at 2:56 PM

Zum, a Silicon Valley-based startup ride-sharing service for children, says it has raised $40 million from investors that include BMW and Volvo Cars.

Toyota Partners with New York Startup on HD Maps

March 01, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is working with Carmera Inc., a New York City-based startup, to develop high-definition maps for urban roads.