Mobility

Women Cite Safety Concerns for Avoiding Public Transit

January 24, 2019 at 2:22 PM

Women are about half as likely as men to use nearby public transportation, due in part to safety concerns, according to a new study conducted in Los Angeles.

Apple Drops 200 Members of Autonomous Vehicle Project

January 24, 2019 at 10:50 AM

Apple Inc. confirms it has dismissed more than 200 members of Project Titan, its secretive autonomous-vehicle development program.

Study: Ride-Hailing Cuts Public Transit Usage

January 24, 2019 at 10:06 AM

Bus and rail ridership has fallen more than 1% per year in U.S. cities where ride-hailing services are available, according to study by the University of Kentucky.

Boeing Tests Flying Taxi

January 24, 2019 at 5:19 AM

This week Boeing Co. tested a prototype flying taxi this week at a Virginia airport.

BMW, JLR, Porsche Invest in Roadside Assistance Startup Urgent.ly

January 24, 2019 at 12:03 AM

BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Porsche have invested a combined $21 million in Urgently Inc., a startup whose “Urgent.ly” platform enables drivers to hail tow trucks or service technicians.

Report: BMW-Daimler Car-Share Service to Be Called “Jurbey”

January 23, 2019 at 12:19 AM

BMW AG and Daimler AG will name their merged car-sharing services “Jurbey,” a source tells Reuters.

Chinese City Uses Alibaba AI System to Curb Congestion

January 18, 2019 at 9:12 AM

Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s “City Brain” technology has helped Hangzhou, China, significantly reduce traffic congestion, CNN Business reports.

Report: Alternatives to Car Ownership Could Cut Sales 29%

January 17, 2019 at 9:53 AM

Retail demand for new cars in the U.S. could plummet 29% if alternatives such as car- and ride-sharing options become more accessible and affordable, according to Cox Automotive Inc.

FCA Tests Car-Sharing, Subscription Plan for Jeep

January 16, 2019 at 8:49 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is reading tests of two schemes to promote Jeep sales: peer-to-peer car sharing and a multi-model subscription service.

Iteris, Cisco Partner on Smart City Initiatives

January 15, 2019 at 8:11 AM

Iteris Inc., a provider of applied transportation data, is teaming with Silicon Valley tech giant Cisco Systems Inc. on several traffic management and smart city initiatives.

U.S. Ride-Hailing Up 140% in 3 Years

January 11, 2019 at 2:38 AM

The use of ride-hailing services among adults in the U.S. has jumped from 15% in 2015 to 36% in 2018, according to a recent Pew Research Center study.

Ford Shuts Down Chariot On-Demand Van Service

January 10, 2019 at 5:21 PM

Ford Motor Co. will close Chariot, its on-demand van-sharing service, at the end of January.