Automotive Mobility

Report: Global EV Sales Fell 14% in July

September 03, 2019 at 2:19 PM

Worldwide deliveries of electric passenger vehicles reportedly plunged 14% to 128,000 units in July, marking the first drop in several years.

Paris Readies “Noise Radar” Tech

September 03, 2019 at 12:06 PM

Paris has begun testing a device that can automatically measure a vehicle’s noise level and issue a ticket if local laws have been violated.

Japan Proposes Battery-Life Gauge for EVs

September 03, 2019 at 12:27 AM

Regulators in Japan plan to require that future electric cars be fitted with a gauge that indicates how much charge they can hold after extended use.

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.

Hyundai Going the Last Mile

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 30, 2019 at 6:00 AM

It continues to optimize. . .electric scooters

Waymo Urges U.S. to Update Regs for Autonomous Vehicles

August 30, 2019 at 2:20 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo is the latest developer to ask for relief from U.S. safety regulations that require even totally robotic cars to be equipped with controls for human drivers.

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.

NHTSA to Test Swapping Cameras for Mirrors

August 28, 2019 at 1:46 AM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will finally begin to test the safety of replacing traditional rearview mirrors with cameras.

Lyft Profitable by 2021?

August 27, 2019 at 5:31 PM

Chicago-based securities firm Guggenheim Partners LLC predicts ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. will turn a profit in 2021, two years sooner than its previous outlook.

Many Driver Aids Are too Annoying

August 27, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Many drivers in the U.S. are switching off such aids as automatic lane-keeping because they find the constant alerts too irritating, says a new study by J.D. Power.

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.

Toyota, Chinese Startup Partner on Autonomy

August 27, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is partnering with Chinese startup Pony.ai to develop and deploy self-driving vehicles in China.