Mobility

BMW Autonomous-Driving Group to Add Rival Carmakers

December 04, 2018 at 10:09 AM

BMW AG is close to coaxing at least two major carmakers to the coalition it launched in 2016 to speed development of self-driving-car technologies.

Lexus Takes Wait-and-See Approach to Subscriptions

December 03, 2018 at 1:46 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit has no immediate plan to follow rival luxury marques in testing subscription services that offer motorists on-demand access to a variety of vehicles.

Audi, Airbus Test Flying Taxi Prototype

November 27, 2018 at 1:17 PM

Audi AG and Airbus SE tested a one-fourth size prototype of their Pop.Up next flying car concept at this week’s Amsterdam Drone Week conference.  

Scooter-Renting Service Lime Debuts Car Sharing

November 14, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Neutron Holdings Inc., known for its Lime-branded fleets of urban bicycles and scooters, is launching a car-sharing service in Seattle this week.

Ford, Walmart to Test Self-Driving Delivery Vehicles

November 14, 2018 at 8:38 AM

Ford Motor Co. and Walmart Inc. are using the Miami area to test the use of self-driving vehicles to delivery groceries and other consumer items.

Ford Plans to Deliver the Goods on Autonomy

November 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Ford has no allusions about being first to market—or second or third for that matter—with a commercial autonomous vehicle service.

Report: Waymo to Launch Autonomous Taxi Service in December

November 13, 2018 at 9:32 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit plans to debut a robo-taxi service next month in Phoenix, Ariz., sources tell Bloomberg News.

Dubai Police Testing Hoverbike

November 12, 2018 at 4:50 PM

California-based startup Hoversurf Inc. sold its first vertical-takeoff and landing vehicle to the Dubai police department and has begun training officers on how to use the so-called hoverbike.

GM’s Maven Car-Sharing Service Will Open to Other Brands

November 12, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Maven, General Motors Co.’s peer-to-peer carsharing service, says it will open the program to non-GM vehicles next summer.

Geely Inks Deal to Develop Hyperloop System in China

November 09, 2018 at 3:19 PM

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has signed an agreement with China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (CASIC) to develop a hyperloop-type train system.

Daimler, Bosch to Test Autonomous Taxis in California

November 08, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH have signed a memorandum of understanding with local officials to begin testing SAE Level 4 and 5 automated vehicles in ride-hailing fleets next year in San Jose, Calif.

SEAT Partners with Segway on Electric Scooter

November 08, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit plans to begin selling an electric scooter next month in Europe as part of the carmaker’s “Easy Mobility” initiative.