Mobility

SoftBank, DiDi to Test Ride-Hailing Service in Japan

July 19, 2018 at 6:29 PM

Japan’s SoftBank Corp. says it will begin testing its ride-hailing platform this autumn with Chinese partner DiDi Chuxing Technology Co.

Terrafugia Affirms 2019 Launch for Updated Flying Car

July 19, 2018 at 2:15 PM

  Massachusetts-based Terrafugia Inc. says it is on track to launch its Transition flying car next year in the U.S.

Aston Martin Concept Takes Aim at the Sky

July 18, 2018 at 4:49 PM

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. unveiled an autonomous commuter plane concept this week at the U.K.’s Farnborough Airshow.

BMW Mobility App Adds Ride-Hailing Service

July 18, 2018 at 3:08 PM

BMW AG is adding a ride-hailing feature to its ReachNow car-sharing app in select U.S. cities, starting this week with a pilot program in Seattle.    

Three Chinese Carmakers Form Ride-Hailing Alliance

July 18, 2018 at 12:56 AM

A trio of state-owned Chinese carmakers is launching a joint ride-hailing service to rival foreign-based competitors.

Detroit-Based Vehicle Subscription Service Buys Rival

July 17, 2018 at 10:36 AM

Mobiliti LLC, a multi-brand vehicle subscription service, has acquired rival Condor Detroit.

Report: Gett May Abandon Juno Ride-Hailing Service in U.S.

July 16, 2018 at 12:32 AM

Israeli tech company Gett Inc. may sell the U.S. arm of its Juno ride-hailing service after only 14 months, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Valeo Joins Baidu’s Apollo Self-Driving-Car Platform

July 13, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Valeo SA has joined Apollo, the open-source platform autonomous car alliance led by China internet services giant Baidu Inc.

U.S. in No Hurry to Regulate Autonomous Vehicles

July 12, 2018 at 5:57 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the emerging technology involved in self-driving cars is too new to be tightly regulated yet.

Ohio Breaks Ground on Test Center for Autonomous Vehicles

July 11, 2018 at 5:33 PM

The Transportation Research Center (TRC) in East Liberty, Ohio, has broken ground on the SmartCenter for autonomous and connected vehicles.

Waze to Provide Traffic Data to U.S. Cities

July 11, 2018 at 2:41 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waze unit will begin offering its crowd-sourced traffic data for free to U.S. cities this year as part of the company’s Connected Citizens initiative.

Daimler, Bosch Will Test Robotic Shuttle Service in California

July 11, 2018 at 12:36 AM

Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH plan to begin testing a self-driving shuttle service in Silicon Valley in the second half of 2019.