Mobility

U.S. Lags in Acceptance of Autonomous Tech

September 12, 2019 at 2:56 PM

Only one in four car buyers in the U.S. would consider a self-driving vehicle compared with a 36% rate globally, says Paris-based research firm Ipsos MediaCT. 

Michigan Lands $7.5 Million for Autonomous Car Testing

September 12, 2019 at 12:26 PM

The Michigan Mobility Collaborative has been awarded a $7.5 million grant to develop and test autonomous vehicles.

Brand Loyalty to Fade with Mobility-as-a-Service

September 11, 2019 at 3:56 AM

Consumers and auto executives agree that loyalty to brand will decline as self-driving shuttles replace personal ownership of passenger vehicles, says IBM’s Institute for Business Value.

Geely Invests in Second Flying Car Company

September 10, 2019 at 6:05 PM

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which acquired flying car developer Terrafugia Inc. two years ago, has invested in German startup Volocopter GmbH.

Study Touts Potential of Shared Scooters/Bikes in U.S. Cities

September 09, 2019 at 12:58 PM

Nearly half of all car trips in large U.S. cities could be handled with scooters and bicycles, according to a new study by Inrix Inc.

Thailand Moves to Legalize Ride-Hailing Services

September 06, 2019 at 3:56 PM

Regulators in Thailand have drafted guidelines to legalize ride-hailing services in the country by March.

VW Installs New Chief for Mobility Services Unit

September 06, 2019 at 2:10 PM

Volkswagen AG has named Robert Henrich to head its MOIA mobility services unit.

Mitsubishi Invests in Mobility Service Startup

September 04, 2019 at 5:32 PM

Mitsubishi Corp. has made an unspecified investment in MaaS Global Ltd., a Helsinki, Finland-based startup that specializes in mobility-as-a-service systems.

Robot Delivery Firm Goes to School with New Funding

September 04, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Starship Technologies, a San Francisco-based startup specializing in small automated delivery robots, says it has raised $40 million in funding and aims to expand its service 100 college campuses in the next two years.

China’s DiDi Chuxing to Test Robo-Taxi Service

August 30, 2019 at 1:18 PM

Didi Chuxing Technology Co., China’s largest ride-hailing company, plans to launch a robo-taxi pilot program in Shanghai later this year.

Porsche Expands Subscription Service Availability

August 29, 2019 at 11:33 AM

Porsche AG is adding four cities in North America to the vehicle subscription service pilot program it launched two years ago in Atlanta.

Study: Unrestrained Pets Hamper Safety

August 27, 2019 at 11:43 AM

Letting a pet roam free during a car trip can distract drivers, lead to unsafe behavior and increase stress levels for people and their animals, according to a new study.