Automotive Mobility

Daimler, Geely Launch Ride-Hailing JV in China

By: Steve Plumb - December 03, 2019 at 9:55 AM

Daimler AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group are launching their StarRides premium ride-hailing service in China.

Mercedes Tests Robo-Taxis in California

By: Steve Plumb - December 02, 2019 at 3:48 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has quietly begun testing Level 4 autonomous vehicles on public roads with consumer riders in California.

Toyota Launches Multi-Modal App in Japan

By: Steve Plumb - December 02, 2019 at 10:57 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. and several local partners have launched full-scale operation of the carmaker’s “my route” multi-modal smartphone app in the cities of Fukuoka and Kitakyushu.

From Super Cars to Super Mobility Systems

By: Daniel Sturges - December 02, 2019 at 5:00 AM

I hope I live long enough to see the enthusiasts of extremely fast cars shift their enthusiasm to our upcoming high-performance urban mobility systems.

The Importance of the MaaS Market

By: Paul Eichenberg - November 29, 2019 at 9:17 AM

Urban mobility will likely be the first area of the market to be truly impacted by advances in autonomous driving.

Self-Driving Bimmers Rate High with Lyft Riders

By: Steve Plumb - November 25, 2019 at 2:46 PM

Lyft Inc. says ride-hailing customers in Las Vegas who try the company’s autonomous BMW 540i cars rate them an average 4.97 out of 5.

London Rules Against Uber Again

By: Steve Plumb - November 25, 2019 at 10:23 AM

Regulators in London have rejected Uber Technologies Inc.’s bid to renew its operating license in the city, citing safety concerns.

Mazda Mulls European Subscription Service

By: Steve Plumb - November 20, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Mazda Motor Corp. reportedly may add a vehicle subscription service in the U.K.

Japan Plans Discounts to Coax Seniors into Safer Cars

By: Bill Hampton - November 20, 2019 at 11:20 AM

Japan plans to offer senior drivers discounts on the purchase of cars equipped with advanced driver assist features.

Juno Ride-Hailing Service Ends in New York City

By: Bill Hampton - November 18, 2019 at 6:45 PM

Juno—the ride-hailing startup that touted itself as more driver-friendly than Uber—shut down public service in New York City today.

Lyft Cuts Scooter Service in 6 Cities

By: Steve Plumb - November 18, 2019 at 10:42 AM

Lyft Inc. has discontinued its scooter sharing service in six of the 18 U.S. cities where it was launched a year ago.

Grab to Expand Ride-Hailing App to Taxis in Japan

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 4:21 PM

Grab Group, the Singapore-based ride hailing service, will enable users of its smartphone app to summon conventional taxis in Japan, beginning Nov. 18.