Mobility

Renault Shows Autonomous Delivery Pods

September 20, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Renault SA demonstrated its EZ-Pro autonomous vehicle concept at this week’s IAA commercial vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.    

Self-Driving-Shuttle Service to Launch in Ohio

September 19, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based May Mobility Inc. will begin operating a self-driving shuttle van service in Columbus, Ohio, late this year.

ZF to Develop Its Own Self-Driving Electric Car

September 19, 2018 at 11:13 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, best-known for powertrain components and vehicle electronics, is getting into the electric-vehicle market.

Waymo Surges Ahead in Automated-Driving Patents

September 14, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Waymo LLC has jumped to the top of a patent-based index of competitiveness in autonomous-driving technology, according to The Nikkei.

Uber to Open Autonomous-Car Tech Center in Toronto

September 14, 2018 at 11:49 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. says it will spend more than $150 million over five years to establish an autonomous-car development center in Toronto.

Daimler Unveils “Skateboard”-Based Autonomous Shuttle

September 11, 2018 at 12:28 AM

Daimler AG’s Vision Urbanic electric shuttle has a self-driving chassis that can switch in minutes between a body set up to carry 12 passengers and one designed specifically for cargo.

Mercedes Launches Semi-Autonomous Commercial Truck

September 10, 2018 at 2:25 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz Trucks unit says its new Actros model will be the first production heavy-duty truck to include partially automated driver assistance systems when the vehicle is launched next spring.

U.K. Startup Targets Flying Taxi Launch by 2022

September 10, 2018 at 10:04 AM

Bristol, England-based Vertical Aerospace says it completed testing of a prototype all-electric aircraft this summer and aims to launch inter-city flying taxi services within four years.

Uber Partners with Japanese Taxi Firm on Ride-Hailing

September 06, 2018 at 12:42 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. has signed a deal that will enable Japanese customers to use its ride-hailing app to summon conventional taxis.

FCA to Open Autonomous-Vehicle Test Facility in Michigan

September 05, 2018 at 1:51 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is investing $30 million into a new testing facility for autonomous vehicles at the company's proving grounds in Chelsea, Mich.

Volvo’s Self-Driving Pods Could Sub for Short-Haul Air Travel

September 05, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Volvo Car Corp. says its 360c concept vehicle offers a more convenient alternative to air shuttles on trips of 300 km (186 miles) or less.

American Workers Growing Less Reliant on Cars

September 04, 2018 at 5:42 PM

The percentage of Americans who drive themselves to work has fallen from 85% in 2007 to 77% this year, according to a survey last month by Gallup Inc.