Mobility

BMW, Volvo Invest in Ride-Sharing Startup

March 01, 2019 at 2:56 PM

Zum, a Silicon Valley-based startup ride-sharing service for children, says it has raised $40 million from investors that include BMW and Volvo Cars.

Toyota Partners with New York Startup on HD Maps

March 01, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is working with Carmera Inc., a New York City-based startup, to develop high-definition maps for urban roads.

Apple to Trim Staff for Titan Autonomous Car Project

February 28, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Apple Inc. says in a regulatory filing that it plans to lay off 190 employees of its secretive Titan self-driving car development project.

BMW, Daimler to Cooperate on Autonomous Cars

February 28, 2019 at 10:51 AM

BMW AG and Daimler AG, which merged their mobility operations last week, have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop autonomous driving systems.

SEAT Taps IBM Watson for Mobility Platform

February 27, 2019 at 3:55 PM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit is working with IBM Corp. to develop a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platform to help consumers compare and book various travel options.

VW, Microsoft Expand Cloud Partnership Beyond Europe

February 27, 2019 at 1:12 PM

Volkswagen AG and Microsoft Corp. are expanding the cloud-computing partnership they announced last September to China and North America.

VW to Invest $1.7 Billion in Ford’s Argo Unit?

February 26, 2019 at 5:14 PM

Volkswagen AG has tentatively agreed to invest about $1.7 billion in Ford Motor Co.’s Argo autonomous-vehicle unit, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

Self-Driving Apple EV Back On?

February 22, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Apple Inc. has built several prototype self-driving electric vans that use internally designed batteries and electric motors, sources tell Manager Magazin.

Delivery Robots Nudging in on Sidewalk Traffic

February 22, 2019 at 12:23 PM

A growing fleet of tiny, last-mile delivery robots are beginning to hit the sidewalks in Beijing, London, Seattle and other busy international cities, Scientific American reports.

BMW, Daimler Will Invest $1.1 Billion in Mobility JV

February 22, 2019 at 9:38 AM

BMW AG and Daimler AG intend to invest more than €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in the 50:50 joint venture that combines their ride-hailing, parking and electric car-charging services.

Apple Files Report to NHTSA on Self-Driving-Car Project

February 21, 2019 at 10:09 AM

Apple Inc. filed a safety report to this week that offers a rare peek inside the company’s secretive autonomous vehicle test program.

Citroen Shows Tiny EV Concept

February 19, 2019 at 11:18 AM

PSA Group’s Citroen unit says its microscopic Ami One concept car represents the brand’s vision for future urban mobility.