Mobility

Study: V2V Autonomous Cars Smooth Traffic Flow

May 21, 2019 at 1:38 PM

A fleet of driverless cars working together can improve overall traffic flow by 35% under certain conditions, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge in the U.K.

Daimler, Geely Launch Mobility Services Venture in China

May 21, 2019 at 1:26 PM

Daimler AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have formed a new company to sell mobility services in China.

Detroit-Based University to Offer Master’s Degree in Mobility

May 21, 2019 at 10:41 AM

Detroit’s Wayne State University and the Michigan Mobility Institute plan to launch a master’s degree program in mobility by 2021.

U.S. Postal Service Tests Autonomous Big Rig Trucks

May 21, 2019 at 9:04 AM

The U.S. Postal Service is launching a two-week pilot program today to test self-driving trucks that will travel between its distribution centers in Arizona and Texas. 

GM’s Maven to Cut Services in Several Cities

May 21, 2019 at 12:13 AM

General Motors Co. says it is dropping its Maven car-share and/or short-term leasing service operations in eight of the 17 North American cities in which they currently operate.

DHL Starts Deliveries Via Drones in China

May 17, 2019 at 4:10 PM

Deutsche Post DHL Group has begun using drones to deliver packages in China.

Renault Unveils Robo-Pods for Short Trips

May 17, 2019 at 11:58 AM

Renault SA has developed a self-driving electric pod concept intended to carry goods or two passengers at low speed on “first-mile/last-mile” trips.

German Startup Unveils 5-Passenger Electric Air Taxi

May 17, 2019 at 1:26 AM

German startup Lilium GmbH has unveiled a new five-passenger prototype of an electric air taxi it hopes to put into production by 2025.

Uber Adds Quiet Mode, Other Features to Premium Service

May 15, 2019 at 11:42 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. is launching new rider preference options to its top-end Uber Black ride-hailing service in the U.S.

Lyft Tests Car Rental Program

May 13, 2019 at 3:28 PM

Lyft Inc. has begun testing a car rental option to supplement the company’s core ride-hailing services.

Study: Ride-Hailing Intensified Traffic Woes in San Francisco

May 09, 2019 at 4:08 PM

The proliferation of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft nearly tripled traffic delays in San Francisco from 2010 to 2016, according to a new study.

Bird Debuts a More Durable Urban Scooter

May 08, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Scooter-sharing service Bird.co says its new Bird One scooter is a “commercial grade” product with a longer product life and more powerful battery.